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Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare

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What a lovely place to visit for a relaxing few hours

I've visited Raystede a couple of times now. Always really helpful and friendly staff. It's so... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Great afternoon out.

Popped along with my wife and four year old and had a wonderful time looking around at all the well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“charity shop”(41 reviews)
“lovely place”(16 reviews)
“free entry”(11 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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| The Broyle, Ringmer, Lewes BN8 5AJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I've visited Raystede a couple of times now. Always really helpful and friendly staff. It's so lovely that the animals are allowed to interact with public...or not ! if they don't feel like it, it is after all their 'sanctuary'. They have a friends supporters...More

Thank 103jaycee
Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to love coming here and took my kids all the time. I always gave a donation or bought something from the café / shop as I appreciate it's a good cause. Recently I'm finding all the chuggers a bit much however and it's...More

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sanctuary covers a lot of space and the animals have good accommodation. As a visitor it would have been nice to see more of them. I saw hardly any dogs, cats or rabbits. I mainly saw geese, ducks and some donkeys & ponies. I...More

1  Thank James D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped along with my wife and four year old and had a wonderful time looking around at all the well cared for animals. The staff a wonderful and it is great to see so many people volunteer to help me the animals. Will definitely be...More

Thank AndyFireman
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I go over to spend time at Raystede Centre on average twice a year It is extremely relaxing with a very pleasant country walk including woodland, lakes, and meadows with a variety of animals all well provided for within their own areas...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a nice place but won't be a whole day out there isn't enough to do for the children for a whole day and don't take dogs with you as they aren't allowed in half the places

1  Thank Tiffers1305
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Raystede on a very hot Thursday in August as we were on holiday in the area and the kids (12 & 10) desperately wanted to see some cats and dogs for some reason!! On arrival the car park was packed - which either...More

Thank Minxy79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very good for taking children to see small animals; we took our 6 year old granddaughter and she really enjoyed herself. There was a donkey, rabbits, birds, cats etc and a little activity play area which she spent a lot of time...More

1  Thank debbiebartlett1957
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sometime since I last visited, I was amazed at all the changes. Definitely worth a visit. The refurbishment, went for a lovely walk, the paths were well maintained. Cafe area and charity shop. Good for children. No entrance fee, donation.

1  Thank 159teg
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We were in the area and discovered this place. It was a quiet weekday which was nice as we had a good opportunity to stroll round. They are doing such great work and we really enjoyed the animals and the displays.

1  Thank Mark W
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30 March 2018|
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Response from artyfarty1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, check their website.