Café Raystede will be closed from Monday 10 June for 4 weeks for kitchen refurbishment.

A limited menu of hot drinks and snacks will be available from the takeaway kiosk. We apologise for the inconvenience. All other areas of Raystede are open as usual.

Avian Flu information

Why we must keep our birds safe

  • Avian influenza circulates naturally among wild birds and can be spread to poultry and other captive birds when they migrate to the UK from mainland Europe in winter.
  • It is a legal requirement for all bird keepers to follow strict biosecurity measures to help protect their flocks.
  • In rare cases, avian flu can affect people if they touch infected birds, their droppings, bedding, etc, hence only essential Raystede personnel can access the areas where we keep our birds.
  • The bird flu cases are in no way connected to Covid-19, which is not carried in poultry.
  • The risk to public health is very low and UK food standards agencies advise that bird flu poses a very low food safety risk for UK consumers.
  • Properly cooked poultry and poultry products, including eggs, are safe to eat.

We rely on your donations to help animals like Topsy.

When Topsy arrived with us, he was severely underweight and needed a lot of care. We couldn't help the amount of animals we do without your support. Please donate to help more animals get the care they deserve.