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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Peaceways Pet Crematorium

Helping you say goodbye to your pet with care and compassion.

Peaceways is England’s first pet crematorium, established in 1964 by Miss Raymonde-Hawkins, MBE, Founder of Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, a short distance away. Since then, it has helped many people navigate the difficult journey of what to do when a pet dies and how best to remember them.

Peaceways provides a caring, sensitive and personal service to help you to say goodbye to your beloved animal companion. Set in beautiful woodland surroundings near Ringmer in East Sussex, Peaceways is a haven of calm, giving you the choice and time to say your final farewells. And, when the time is right, it also offers you the opportunity to return to reflect and commemorate the memory of your pet in the tranquil Rose Garden of Remembrance.

Please contact:

Jeff Tucker, Peaceways Manager

01825 841460 or 07985 925378

Peaceways services

There is a choice of private cremation – your pet’s ashes will be ready for collection after a few days. Alternatively, we offer a communal cremation where the ashes are scattered in the grounds at Peaceways.

A wide range of urns, caskets and keepsakes are available to help you cherish the memory of your animal forever. Prices range from £22 and we can help guide you through your choices.

Opening hours

Peaceways is open 7 days a week from 9am to 3.30pm

By appointment only please.

How to get in touch

Please contact Jeff Tucker, Peaceways Manager on 01825 841460 or 07985 925378 to discuss your personal requirements or to arrange a visit to Peaceways.

Or, connect with us via our Facebook page.

How to find us

Peaceways Pet Crematorium and Garden of Remembrance

The Broyle, Ringmer, East Sussex, BN8 6PH

Peaceways is located on the B2192 between Ringmer and Halland, a short distance away from Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare on the other side of the road.

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Other Services

Pet Bereavement Support

The Pet Bereavement Support Service is run by the Blue Cross and provides emotional support and practical information for pet owners and others who have experienced the loss of a pet.

The support line service offers confidential telephone and email support line available throughout the UK on 0800 096 6606 or

Coming Home

Peacefully putting pets to sleep at home.

Coming Home is a dedicated in-home veterinary service that offers compassionate and supportive end of life care to your beloved pet in the comfort and familiar surroundings of home. Coming Home can offer your pet the same care and respect that they had in life, making the final goodbye a meaningful one. You can rest assured that your pet is treated with utmost respect and dignity; through to their cremation at Peaceways and the return of their ashes for their final journey home.

Coming Home vet, pet euthanasia, home visits

Jeremy Edwards BVetMed MRCVS(Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons)

Pet Chauffeur

For those who don’t have their own transport, Pet Chauffeur provide a Pet Transport Service and can assist in bringing your beloved pet to Peaceways for cremation either collecting from your home or from your vet. Please call Pet Chauffeur on 07495899585.

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