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.
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Our sanctuary

We offer a welcoming sanctuary and safe haven for wildlife.

Our sanctuary is made up of 9.5 acres of land and 2 large lakes that are home to a huge variety of wild animals, including some species that are rare and protected, ranging from bats and owls to crested newts.

We provide a safe, natural place where they can make their nests and raise their families.

The hens we have on site are ex-commercial hens that were kept in confined spaces and used for egg production.

Despite being young, had we not rescued them, these hens would have been slaughtered after a short period of time. Many of them are very scared and missing feathers when they arrive here, but they eventually grow their feathers back and lose their fear of humans.

They still lay eggs and do great a job of trimming back the weeds! All our hens and cockerels are available for rehoming.

The hens we have on site are ex-commercial hens that were kept in confined spaces and used for egg production.

Despite being young, had we not rescued them, these hens would have been slaughtered after a short period of time. Many of them are very scared and missing feathers when they arrive here, but they eventually grow their feathers back and lose their fear of humans.

They still lay eggs and do great a job of trimming back the weeds! All our hens and cockerels are available for rehoming.

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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