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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Wednesday Walkabout

Your free guided tour of Raystede every Wednesday!

We offer a free guided tour of Raystede every Wednesday at 11.30am.

All you need to do is book a free visitor ticket, make sure you have booked a slot on a Wednesday before 11:30am. When you arrive just let our Visitor Information team know you have come along for Wednesday Walkabout and you will then be greeted by your own personal tour guide at 11:30am.

Please feel free to ask questions whilst on the tour and we will be happy to provide you with any information you need.

Suitable for all ages and mobility levels. Our experienced team will adapt the tour to meet your needs and energy levels!


During your Wednesday Walkabout you will:

  • Find out about some of the reasons pets come to Raystede
  • Hear stories about some of the animals in our care
  • Learn how we carefully match pets to their new owners
  • Find out about our history and the passionate woman that started our charity
  • Gain a glimpse into the lives of the animals that live at Raystede
  • Learn about Raystede residents such as Ludvig the goat and Jessie the cockatoo
  • Be guided around Raystede's 42 acre site by a member of staff who will be delighted to answer questions
  • Find out how you can support us so we can help more animals
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  • Gain a glimpse into the lives of the animals that live at Raystede
  • Learn about Raystede residents such as Ludvig the goat and Jessie the cockatoo
  • Be guided around Raystede's 42 acre site by a member of staff who will be delighted to answer questions
  • Find out how you can support us so we can help more animals
Book your visit

Ever wondered why donkeys, goats or alpaca end up needing the help of an animal sanctuary like Raystede? Join us for Wednesday Walkabout to have all your burning questions answered!

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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