Expect squawking parakeets, alpacas and animals almost close enough to touch at Raystede!
As you walk through the car park you may be greeted by our friendly parrots - If you are super lucky you may even get a 'Hello' from one of our exotic birds.
Step through the gates and enter a world of diversity with hundreds of different animal species currently living at Raystede. We rehome dogs, cats, small animals and certain birds like hens, and give sanctuary to hundreds of other animals.
Whether you are 4, 17 or 82 years old, there is something here you will love.
Take a peaceful stroll through the sanctuary and past the lakes, visit our rainbow bridge or follow the animal detective trail around site. Visit the equine herd in their field and see if you can spot the Alpacas. Stop in at the children's adventure play area.
At the weekend and during school holidays be sure to catch one of our free 'Animal Talks'.
Browse through our charity shop, there are plenty of bargains and often a designer label to be had!
When you have finished exploring treat yourself to a tasty lunch of spoil yourself with coffee and home made cakes (Vegan & Veggie options available).
Finally stock up on pet goods and treats for your favourite furry friends - We have a wide range of pet goods available and the proceeds go towards caring for our animals.
The site is child and dog friendly. Entry by donation.
The centre is open to visitors between 10am and 4pm, every day except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day. Entry by donation. FREE parking.