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Our Events

This page shows the events that our organisation is currently planning and are available for booking.

Available Events:


Raystede Rangers - Horsing Around

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:00 - 14:00

Children's Event - 8-12 Year Olds

Giddy Up! Such a popular event, we have to put it on twice!

8 – 12 year olds will gain a behind the scenes glimpse of Raystede’s work during this fun filled day. Expect games, crafts, close encounters and more!

Sorry - This event is fully booked!

Animal Carer for a Day

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:00 - 15:00

Teen Event - 13-17 Year Olds

The perfect gift for an animal lover, who would like a taste of helping out at Raystede. Led by our friendly team, you will gain an insight into what it is like to work with animals at our 43 acre animal welfare centre.

This event is for those between 13 to 17 years old. Booking Essential

Prices: Teen - £35.00 (only 2 Teen tickets left!)

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Raystede Rangers - Super Furry Animals

Tuesday, 05 August 2014, 10:00 - 14:00

Childrens Event - 8-12 Year Olds

Cheeky chinchillas and happy hamsters, they are all waiting to meet you...

8 – 12 year olds will gain a behind the scenes glimpse of Raystede’s work during this fun filled day. Expect games, crafts, close encounters and more!

Sorry - This event is fully booked!

Animal Carer for a Day

Wednesday, 06 August 2014, 11:00 - 15:00

Teen Event - 13-17 Year Olds

The perfect gift for an animal lover, who would like a taste of helping out at Raystede. Led by our friendly team, you will gain an insight into what it is like to work with animals at our 43 acre animal welfare centre.

This event is for those between 13 to 17 years old. Booking Essential

Prices: Teen - £35.00 (only 5 Teen tickets left!)

Click here to make a booking

In Conversation With... Amanda Millar - Bats

Friday, 08 August 2014, 14:30

Family Event

Raystede welcomes Amanda Millar to talk about her passion - Bats!

She obtained a first class honours degree in Ecology and Conservation from Sussex University in 1993, and has an OU degree in Biology and Geology, and is particularly interested in bat rescue and care and honey bee ecology and behaviour. She gives talks on Bats, their ecology, care and rehabilitation and also beekeeping. She is the Chairman of the Sussex Bat Group and Sussex Beekeepers’ Association and rescues bats, looking after between 40 and 60 at any one time in her bat ‘hospital’ which she has run from home for over 12 years and successfully rehabilitates orphans in her pioneering ‘Batzebo Project’, also training new bat carers. She looks after 7 species of bats on a long term basis, which are not able to be returned to the wild because of their injuries.

This event is free for Friends of Raystede or £10 for non-members. You can become a Friend from just £3 per month by clicking here.

Space is limited for this talk, so book now!

Prices: Non Member - £10.00 (only 9 Non Member tickets left!)

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Raystede Rangers - Waggy Tails

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 10:00 - 14:00

Childrens Event - 8-12 Year Olds

Get involved with some canine capers at this special doggy day.

8 – 12 year olds will gain a behind the scenes glimpse of Raystede’s work during this fun filled day. Expect games, crafts, close encounters and more!

Sorry - This event is fully booked!

Raystede Rangers - Horsing Around

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 10:00 - 14:00

Children's Event - 8-12 Year Olds

Giddy Up! Such a popular event, we have to put it on twice!

8 – 12 year olds will gain a behind the scenes glimpse of Raystede’s work during this fun filled day. Expect games, crafts, close encounters and more!

Prices: Child - £17.50 (only 2 Child tickets left!)

Click here to make a booking

Animal Carer for a Day

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:00 - 15:00

Teen Event - 13-17 Year Olds

The perfect gift for an animal lover, who would like a taste of helping out at Raystede. Led by our friendly team, you will gain an insight into what it is like to work with animals at our 43 acre animal welfare centre.

This event is for those between 13 to 17 years old. Booking Essential

Prices: Teen - £35.00

Sorry - This event is fully booked!

In Conversation With... Ray Hale - Spiders!

Friday, 05 September 2014, 14:30

Family Event

Raystede welcomes Ray Hale, the author and wildlife photographer, to talk about spiders!

Author & Wildlife Photographer
Having spent many years in the Private Sector as an Industrial Health and Safety consultant, Ray has finally had the opportunity to follow his passion.

Ray enjoys sharing his experiences so much that he now leads groups of naturalists, researchers and eco-tourists deep into the rainforests of Borneo in search of endangered wildlife. His lectures include Rainforest Conservation, Saving Endangered Species, The History of Sabah, Rajah Brooke and the Head Hunters of Borneo. Although he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of wildlife in general, his main field of study has always been centred on arachnids and he is a recognised World authority on the large so called “bird eating tarantulas” as well as the large number of species of spiders of the United Kingdom. He belongs to a number of organisations including the British Arachnological Society and the British Tarantula Society of which he is a council member.

He has written a number of articles on Arachnology and in 1998 he published the book “An Introduction to the Spiders of the Genus Haplopelma: A Study of the Tarantulas of South East Asia”. He is currently writing a field guide to the spiders of Malaysia. He has had a number of his photographs published in entomological and Arachnological journals.

This event is free for Friends of Raystede or £10 for non-members. You can become a Friend from just £3 per month by clicking here.

Space is limited for this talk, so book now!

Prices: Non Member - £10.00

Click here to make a booking

Animal Carer for a Day for Adults

Saturday, 11 October 2014, 11:00 - 15:00

Adult Event

If you are over 18 and would like to find out what it is like to care for the animals at Raystede - now is your chance! We are only running 3 of these very special events this year so book early to avoid disappointment. Group discounts available.

Prices: Adult - £150.00 (only 1 Adult tickets left!)

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Raystede Rangers - Purr-fect Pets

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 10:00 - 14:00

Children's Event - 8-12 Year Olds

Have you got the right cattitude? Find out while testing your very own kitten mittens.

8 – 12 year olds will gain a behind the scenes glimpse of Raystede’s work during this fun filled day. Expect games, crafts, close encounters and more!

Prices: Child - £17.50

Click here to make a booking

Animal Carer for a Day

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 11:00 - 15:00

Teen Event - 13-17 Year Olds

The perfect gift for an animal lover, who would like a taste of helping out at Raystede. Led by our friendly team, you will gain an insight into what it is like to work with animals at our 43 acre animal welfare centre.

This event is for those between 13 to 17 years old. Booking Essential

Prices: Teen - £35.00 (only 8 Teen tickets left!)

Click here to make a booking

Charity Halloween Firewalk of the Living Dead 2014

Friday, 31 October 2014, 18:00 - 21:00

Adult Event

Are you brave enough to face your fears on Halloween?
Firewalking is the act of walking barefoot over a bed of hot wooden coals. Those brave enough will be gathering sponsorship for their walk in support of Raystede's work to care for animals. As this will be a Firewalk of the Living Dead, Halloween fancy dress is encouraged! The Firewalk will be followed by a Halloween party, come along.....if you dare!

Please click below to register today! Once registered you will be sent a sponsorship pack which includes paper forms and instructions for using Justgiving. We ask each Firewalker to set themselvs a minimum target of £100 in sponsorship.

Prices: Walker - £10.00

Event website: www.raystede.org/firewalk (opens a new window).

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