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Our Events

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

Available Events:

2016 Raystede Pumpkin Competition

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 17:00 - Thursday, 03 November 2016, 23:59

Are you getting ready for Halloween? Fancy showing off your pumpkin carving skills in aid of Raystede?

We are holding our first online pumpkin carving competition! Simply photograph your artistic efforts and then send in your image! Please also include a sign with #raystedepumpkin so we can credit you for your hard work.

Entry is just £2 and all the proceeds will go towards looking after the animals in our care.

We have done picked a moggy as October is Cat Month at Raystede but let your imagination run wild! There is some great inspiration on the internet. Please submit all entries by midnight

Prices: Adult - £2.00; Child - £2.00

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Junior Animal Carer for a Day

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 11:00 - 15:00

Junior Event - 8-12 Year Olds

Raystede invites all animal crazy 8-12 year olds to spend a day helping us out! There will be some hands on time with the animals on site. The day will also involve some animal related craft making and enrichment work.

This event is for those between 8 to 12 years old. Booking Essential

Prices: Junior - £35.00

Sorry - This event is fully booked!

Senior Animal Carer for a Day

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 11:00 - 15:00

Senior Event - 13-17 Year Olds

Raystede invites all animal lovers who are between 13 - 17 years old to spend a day helping us out! Led by our friendly team, young people will gain an insight into what it is like to work with animals at our 40 acre animal welfare centre. This is the perfect gift for an animal lover who would like a taste of being a member of the Raystede team.

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

Prices: Senior - £50.00 (only 1 Senior tickets left!)

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2016 Stargazing Event

Saturday, 29 October 2016, 19:00 - 22:00

Here at Raystede we will be holding a stargazing evening. If you would like to come, it will be £30.00 per person, which will include a BBQ dinner and a chance to gaze at the stars through different telescopes.

It's the 'Seven Sisters Astronomical Society' that will be running this event for us and you can read more about the 'SSAS' by visiting their website. Hopefully the clear skies will allow SSAS members to show you some of the many wonders that are in our beautiful earth. Wrap up nice and warm and feel free to bring along your scopes or binoculars, and enjoy a wonderful night with SSAS and Raystede!

Melanie Davies from Creative Space, will also be giving an interesting talk at this event!

Booking is essential, therefore to register interest or to ask for more information, please call Raystede on 01825 840747 or email You can also book onto the event by following the below link.

Prices: Adult - £30.00 (only 2 Adult tickets left!); Child - £20.00

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2017 Brighton Half Marathon

Sunday, 26 February 2017, 08:00 - 13:00

Do you fancy taking on a big challenge in 2017 for Raystede? We're challenging you to run Brighton's very own half marathon, and at the same time raising vital funds for the animals at our centre.

2017 will be the 27th year of the Vitality Brighton Half Marathon. One of the first major halfs in the running calendar, the race is now one of the most popular races in the UK.

The start and finish of the race are on Madeira Drive next to the Steve Ovett statue. During the run you will enjoy wonderful cliff top and panoramic city views, as well as seeing the iconic blue railings on Marine Parade, and running past Brighton Pier and the West Pier on the horizon.

If you're interested in signing up, you can sign up on the link below, or phone us on 01825 840747. The registration fee is £30 and we ask that you raise £150 in sponsorship, to help us continue to rescue, re-home and provide sanctuary to a huge variety of animals.

Prices: Adult - £30.00 (only 2 Adult tickets left!)

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