family fun


Raystede welcomes you to our leafy 40 acre site, where thousands of pets are cared for and rehomed. There is something for everyone - cosy cafe dishing up local treats, bargain hunting in the charity shop, outdoor kids play and picnic area, a myriad of animals to see including dogs, cats, donkeys, rabbits, tortoises and parrots.

New for 2016

Pet detctive trail and talks with a different animal theme each month.

Be spontaneous! There is no need to book onto these weekend events and they are completely FREE!

Every weekend


12pm Goat feeding

1pm Meet our exotic birds

2pm Chicken meet and greet

3pm Rabbit tea time


12pm Get to know a kennel dog

1pm Donkey meet and greet

2pm Tortoise/Terrapin talk (March-October)

         Wild bird spotting (November - February)

3pm Cattery tour


If you would like to be included in our mailing list and find out about new events before anyone else, contact the education team:

By email:

Or by phone: 01825 880461

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Directions to Raystede

From Lewes: Raystede is 5 miles north east of Lewes. Take the A26 (Malling Street) signposted for Uckfield. At the "Earwig Corner" junction bear right onto the B2192 signposted Heathfield.

Staying on this road, Raystede is 2 miles past the village of Ringmer.

From the A22: At the Halland roundabout take the B2192 exit signposted Ringmer. Raystede is 2 miles down this road.


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