Raystede welcomes visitors to gain a unique glimpse into the work of an animal welfare charity.
Entry is free but all visitors are asked to book a ticket – this is essential to ensure the site is as safe as possible for visitors, the animals in our care, staff and volunteers.
Book your visit!

Book your visit

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

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 your ticket please phone us on: 01825 840 252.

We are dog friendly but please keep your dog on a lead at all times.

Please watch the video below to find out what to expect from your visit.

If you need to give up a pet or want to adopt an animal please visit our adoption & surrendering pages to fill out a form. Our team will contact you and arrange an appointment.

We rehome dogs, cats, small animals, aviary birds and fowl. Where necessary we also provide sanctuary to hundreds of other animals like terrapins, exotic birds, sheep and our equine herd, so they can live out their lives in safety and contentment. Many of them were abused or came from unfortunate circumstances prior to arriving at Raystede.

Our work is only made possible thanks to our supporters, take a look at our latest fundraising events!

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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