The UK Government have applied an Avian Influenza Protection Zone across the UK. This means that we must close our Aviaries to the public until the restrictions are lifted.
We do NOT have this virus at Raystede but we are required to put in place a range of measures to protect our birds. We are still open and welcome visitors to the rest of the site – please book your ticket.
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Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare,
The Broyle, Ringmer,
East Sussex, BN8 5AJ

Contact us by phone: 01825 840252

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You are very welcome to visit and get a unique glimpse into our work. We are open every day between 10am and 4pm.

All visitors must book a free ticket – it’s really easy to do online or you can phone our Visitor Information team.

Booking is essential to help us control visitor numbers for the welfare of the animals in our care, many of whom are very shy and nervous and cannot cope with large numbers of people and noise. It also keeps our site safe for the animals, staff and volunteers and enables visitors to enjoy their visit and get a real insight into the day to day work of an animal welfare charity.

Our Aviaries are currently closed to the public due to avian flu restrictions which have been put in place by the UK Government. We do not have the virus at Raystede but we must do everything we can to keep our birds safe.

How to find us

Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare and Peaceways Pet Crematorium are situated on the B2192, between Ringmer and Halland, opposite the East Sussex Gliding Club.

From Lewes

Raystede is five miles north-east of Lewes. Shortly after leaving Lewes on the A26, signposted “Uckfield”, bear right onto the B2192 signposted “Heathfield/Ringmer”.

From A22

At the Halland Roundabout, take the B2192 exit signed “Ringmer”. Raystede is two miles along this road on the right-hand side before reaching Ringmer.

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