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.

Secondary schools

School Trip

Bring your class to visit our beautiful site where will you learn how to be responsible pet owners through a range of learning activities
  • Available every Tuesday or Thursday 10am-2pm (during term time)
  • Group size up to 60 students
  • Take part in a range of engaging activities led by our education team
  • Explore our site and complete a code cracking challenge
  • Private use of yurt and education garden
  • Fundraising required (support and resources provided)
Send enquiry

School Trip

Bring your class to visit our beautiful site where will you learn how to be responsible pet owners through a range of learning activities
  • Available every Tuesday or Thursday 10am-2pm (during term time)
  • Group size up to 60 students
  • Take part in a range of engaging activities led by our education team
  • Explore our site and complete a code cracking challenge
  • Private use of yurt and education garden
  • Fundraising required (support and resources provided)
Send enquiry

Paws to learn

We invite groups with SEMH needs to engage in outdoor learning which aims to encourage empathy with animals and to teach about the responsibilities involved in pet ownership.
  • Help us to collect the eggs from our chickens, make enrichment for our animals, exercise our dogs or ponies, or socialise our cats
  • One hourly sessions available every Wednesday afternoon (during term time)
  • Maximum group size 8 students
  • Led by Raystede's education team
  • Free of charge (donations welcome)
Send enquiry

We come to you

Enjoy a visit from our education team for an one hour activity-packed lesson covering all the things you need to know to be a responsible pet owner
  • Play the which dog game!
  • Explore the dangers of buying pets online
  • Discover the benefits of rescue pets
  • Learn about the importance of neutering and microchipping
  • Free of charge (donations welcome)


Send enquiry

We come to you

Enjoy a visit from our education team for an one hour activity-packed lesson covering all the things you need to know to be a responsible pet owner
  • Play the which dog game!
  • Explore the dangers of buying pets online
  • Discover the benefits of rescue pets
  • Learn about the importance of neutering and microchipping
  • Free of charge (donations welcome)


Send enquiry

Learning Online

Work through an interactive lesson to learn all about responsible pet ownership at your own pace
  • Find out which pet would be your perfect match
  • Consider where and how to get your pet
  • Learn all about caring for your pet
  • Complete teacher/student notes provided, no extra resources required.

Can be taught as a whole class activity or individual student-led lesson

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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.

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