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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 International Dog Day-Virtual Dog Show

Thursday, 18 August 2016 - Friday, 26 August 2016

International Dog Day is on the 26th August! If you'd like to help us celebrate this special day and at the same time help the dogs here at our centre, then why not enter our online virtual Dog Show!?

All you need to do is post up a photo or video of your canine friend on our Facebook Site, and in the comments section state which category from the list below, you're entering:

Most Appealing Eyes
Prettiest Lady
Biggest Smile
Dog That Looks Most Like It's Owner
Silkiest Coat
Most Dashing Hound

If you're not on Facebook, then why not send an email to

The winner of each category will receive a rosette and a special certificate, as well as a treat for their much loved pooch!

It costs Raystede £20,000 to run the kennels for one month, so by entering the online dog show you will be helping us continue our vital work in caring for the dogs, and to help find them loving homes.

Help us celebrate International Dog Day today by taking part and helping us treat more dogs and other animals with the respect they deserve!

Prices: Adult - £2.00

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2016 London to Brighton Cycle Ride

Sunday, 11 September 2016, 09:00 - 17:00

Are you a keen cylist who would like to help Raystede continue it's vital service to animal welfare? Then why not take part in the London to Brighton Cycle Ride?

The London to Brighton Cycle Ride is a mass-participation cycle ride covering 54 miles from Clapham Common in London to Madeira Drive on Brighton sea front. In 2016 over 4,000 riders are expected to take part!

By signing up, as well as helping Raystede rescue, re-home and provide sanctuary to even more animals, you will get a free buffet lunch, a medal to remember your wonderful day, and support leading up to the event.

If you'd like to take part, the registration is £40, which can be paid by following the below link:

The fundraising target is £100, and we will send you out a welcome pack to help get you started! :-)

Any questions, please email: or contact us on 01825 840747.

Prices: Adult - Free (only 1 Adult tickets left!)

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2016 Raystede Fire Walk

Saturday, 01 October 2016, 17:00 - 22:00

Want to help us celebrate cat month? Then why not take part in our tribal Fire Walk on Saturday evening on the 1st October, which will be raising vital funds for the animals at our centre.

The fire walk will be held here at Raystede and after a one hour training session by fire walking professionals, you will begin the exciting challenge of walking bare foot over red-hot wood embers measuring 500 degrees.

The 1st October will be the start of ‘Cat Month’ at Raystede, and so the fancy dress theme for the event will be ‘Cats.’ You could dress as a famous cat, a domestic cat, a wildcat, or any other cat that captures your imagination. Fancy dress is optional, but there will be a prize for the best dressed person.

If you'd like to sign up and take on this exhilirating challenge for Raystede, then the registration fee is £10 and the fundraising target is £100. You can sign up by following the below link or phone us on 01825 840747.

Thanks again for your support to Raystede and for helping to give animals a better life!

Prices: Adult - £10.00

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Car Boot Fair

Saturday, 08 October 2016, 10:00 - 14:00

Family Event

Raystede's Car Boot Fair!
Our car boot fairs are extremely popular; however, there is NO booking required. Just turn up on the day, sellers to arrive after 8am and buyers after 9am.

Van & Trailer £10.00
A pitch (car) £8.00
Buyer's Parking £1.00

The boot fairs are always weather dependent. For an update on the morning of the fair please call our weather hotline on:

01825 880475

It may not actually be raining on the day but our fields can get very muddy even if the sun is shining so please always check on the day.

Unfortunately we cannot accept food sellers or pet goods sellers at the boot fairs.

Prices: A Pitch (car) - Free

This event is not currently open for booking. Please check again at a later date.

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 (only 2 Junior tickets left!)

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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 2 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

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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 3 Adult tickets left!)

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