All visitors must book a ticket.
introduced during the pandemic and we found this to be beneficial to 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
Aviaries - limited opening times
Our aviary birds experienced many months at Raystede without visitors on site and many got used to the quiet. We monitored the behaviour of our birds closely upon reopening and noticed that some birds welcomed the site being busier again, whereas it caused others to become stressed and display negative behaviours. As the welfare of our animals is our top priority we have decided to close the Aviaries area to visitors at 2pm for the time being to ensure that all of our birds are allowed plenty of time each day to relax and unwind with their feathered friends, as well as with people.