The centre offers free activities at weekends throughout the year. Click here for info.

This is a genuinely fabulous place to visit with children. Raystede is a charity, which rescues, shelters, rehomes and provides sanctuary to a wide range of unwanted and abandoned animals. The large (43 acre) site is modern and has been designed with children in mind


* Meeting the animals - cats, dogs, goats, sheep, horses, donkeys, rabbits,

   small animals, tortoises, chickens, turkeys and waterfowl

* Interactive games and educational displays

* Discovery walk - clearly signposted and dog friendly

* Feed the ducks and geese on the lakes with corn (provided free of


* Unique children's play area - can you climb like a cat, burrow like a gerbil

   or balance like a goat?

* Visitor centre and pet shop

* Wonderful cafe (dog friendly)

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Donation requested



The Broyle, Ringmer, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5AJ


Free parking



10am-4pm daily. 

14/09: Raystede is welcoming visitors back. TICKETS (FREE) MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE.

Raystede is a charity which is entirely reliant on donations. Visitors are asked to make a donation to enable the centre to continue its excellent work.

Allow around 2-3 hours for your visit.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead. Waste bins are provided.

Please note: Although there are a number of buildings at Raystede, the majority of your time here will be spent outside. 

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