National Cat Centre

Address: Chelwood Gate, East Sussex RH17 7TT (For Sat Nav RH17 7DE)

Contact: Dee McDonald 01825 741370 Twitter: Twitter Address catsprotection


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The National Cat Centre can be found nestled in the beautiful surroundings of the Ashdown Forest. Located on the A275 and just 6 miles from the town of East Grinstead, you will be delighted to find that there is something to please everyone. At the heart of the NCC is the Adoption Centre which is the UK’s largest cat rehoming centre. You can meet the cats and kittens looking for loving new homes before venturing over to the warm and welcoming Visitor Centre. The Visitor Centre houses a gift shop, café and conference facilities. The café serves hot and cold food as well as wonderfully tasty homemade cakes. In the shop you will find all the essentials for your feline friend as well as a fabulous array of gifts and greeting cards.

Beyond the centre is a stunning 52 acre site including a nature trail, which is now home to our three donkey residents from The Donkey Sanctuary in Devon, as well as a flock of black Hebridean sheep. Well behaved dogs are welcome. The Visitor Centre hosts a range of events suitable for all throughout the year including birthday parties for children. The centre is open 10am- 4pm daily apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Parking and entry is free.

NB The cafe and meeting rooms have now re-opened