Parts of the sanctuary, lakes area and aviaries will be closed to the public until further notice
The Government introduced an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) across the whole UK at 5pm on Wednesday 3 November. No Raystede birds are affected by this virus 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. Our animal rehoming services remain unaffected and will continue as normal; our bird rehoming service will be limited
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Book your visit

Please book a ticket to visit us and share the tranquil surroundings that many rescue animals call home.

All visitors must book a ticket.

Booking was 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.

Please book a ticket for all adults, children under 3 years old do not require a ticket. You will be asked to show your ticket on arrival. If you need assistance with booking online please phone us on: 01825 840 252.

You may not see all the animals when you visit us and our birds are currently under cover due to the Government introducing an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) across the whole UK.

Please make sure you read the 'Visit Us' pages to find out more about what to expect when you are visiting Raystede.

Please note that it is not possible to go into the kennels and cattery to view the animals when you visit. If you would like to adopt an animal, please complete an online application form or if you need assistance give us a call. Once your adoption application has been processed our Rehoming Team will get in touch to discuss the next steps.

All visitors must book a ticket.

Booking was 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.

Please book a ticket for all adults, children under 3 years old do not require a ticket. You will be asked to show your ticket on arrival. If you need assistance with booking online please phone us on: 01825 840 252.

You may not see all the animals when you visit us and our birds are currently under cover due to the Government introducing an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) across the whole UK.

Please make sure you read the 'Visit Us' pages to find out more about what to expect when you are visiting Raystede.

Please note that it is not possible to go into the kennels and cattery to view the animals when you visit. If you would like to adopt an animal, please complete an online application form or if you need assistance give us a call. Once your adoption application has been processed our Rehoming Team will get in touch to discuss the next steps.

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