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The lakes and aviaries are currently closed to the public due to the Government’s UK-wide Avian Flu Prevention Zone but you can still enjoy a walk around Raystede and visit our café and shops. If you wish to adopt an animal you must apply online or call us for assistance.
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  • Blog
  • 28th of March 2022

The perfect day out for you and your pooch

As Spring approaches, Raystede is looking radiant with daffodils dotted around. As the sun emerges, heading out for a long walk with your best pal is very much on our bucket list. If it’s on yours too, then why not take a trip to our animal sanctuary which is perfect for dog lovers.

Dogs are more than welcome and there are plenty of beautiful sights to see, a pet goods shop to spoil your pooch, and not to mention a rather tasty cafe menu!

You may even spot some of our larger Raystede residents grazing in the fields. Here at Raystede, we care for over 400 animals, including alpacas, donkeys, goats, horses and sheep!

Spoil Your Furry Friend

We have a wonderful Pet Goods store full of everything your furry friend could possibly need! From scrumptious food, to coats for those extra chilly days, to a dog tag engraving service, you and your best pal could spend hours exploring in our Pet Goods store.

There’s a scenic dog walk around the perimeter of our fields which is roughly 1km in length or around 1,300 steps, so if you’re looking to add to your 10,000 a day, this route certainly adds some substantial steps!

Picturesque Dog Walks

Our animal sanctuary rests upon a sizeable 43 acres of land in Ringmer, making it a fantastic walk for a crisp day. With stunning views and plenty of paths to explore, both you and your pooch dog will leave with a smile on your face!

Have Your Cake and Eat It

Though we all know that really a trip to Raystede is a day out for your dog you can enjoy yourself too with our delicious range of meals, snacks and cakes at our café! With every penny of profit going towards our animals and upkeep of the sanctuary, that extra-large slice of lemon drizzle can be enjoyed guilt-free!

We also have dog treats available for your pal too, they’ll definitely deserve them after a long walk around our grounds! There’s a varied kids menu available as well as vegetarian and vegan options.

Have Your Cake and Eat It

Though we all know that really a trip to Raystede is a day out for your dog you can enjoy yourself too with our delicious range of meals, snacks and cakes at our café! With every penny of profit going towards our animals and upkeep of the sanctuary, that extra-large slice of lemon drizzle can be enjoyed guilt-free!

We also have dog treats available for your pal too, they’ll definitely deserve them after a long walk around our grounds! There’s a varied kids menu available as well as vegetarian and vegan options.

Support Our Animals

A day out at Raystede doesn’t just mean fun for you, but fun for your pooch too.

Having a sandwich in the café, purchasing your furry friend a new collar from our Pet Goods store and making a small donation or sponsoring one of our wonderful animals makes a huge difference! Spending time with your dog at our animal welfare organisation means we can continue caring for animals that desperately need our help, all thanks to you!

Get those steps in

In this video you will see one of our dog walking trails. The walk is about 1km in length or around 1,300 steps, so if you’re looking to add to your 10,000 a day, this route certainly adds some substantial steps!

Please remember to book a free ticket on our website before visiting Raystede.

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