Visit us - Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare
Raystede welcomes visitors to gain a unique glimpse into the work of an animal welfare charity.
Entry is free. To help control numbers onsite, visitors must please book a ticket – this is for the welfare of our animals and the safety and enjoyment of our visitors.
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Visit us

Book a ticket to visit us to learn more about our charity and see the work we do to rescue, rehome and rehabilitate animals in need.

We have continued to help animals despite the pandemic, in 2020 we cared for 1,154 vulnerable animals and rehomed 600 pets

The past year has been tough but your ongoing support and generous donations have allowed us to continue helping animals in need. It's wonderful that we can finally invite you back so you can gain a glimpse of the work that goes on behind the scenes.

If you would like to experience a rare opportunity to visit a working rescue centre, enjoy the cafe and browse our charity shop please book a free ticket. You will be checked in by our friendly welcoming team at the entrance.

*Children under 3 years old do not need a ticket*

Book your visit!

To ensure the safety of our visitors and staff, we are asking that all visitors book a time slot for their arrival and every visitor aged three or over must be counted in your booking.

Visiting Raystede

General visitors must book a ticket.

We are open to animals 7 days a week. Please apply to adopt via our adoption pages and if you need to give up a pet or need advice or assistance please get in touch. Our team will contact you and explain the next stage so no booking is necessary.


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Your kind donation helps us to rescue and care for more animals in need.

We rely on your support to save animal's lives & do the work we do.

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