The Retreat Animal Rescue & Sanctuary
est. 1989

The Retreat

Brickyard Farm, Cripple Hill
High Halden, Kent, TN26 3LJ, UK


For generic enquiries:

+44 (0)1233 851015

For animal rescue emergencies:

+44(0)7720 495238

Registered Charity: 1105654

Visit Us

Free Entry & Parking

Open from 1 March to 1 December every year

Thursdays 12:00 - 16:00

Fridays 12:00 - 16:00

Saturdays 12:00 - 16:00

Sundays 12:00 - 16:00

Go to our Visit page for more info

Check our Events page for our special one-day-open-in-winter event on Boxing Day 26 December :)

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The Retreat offers much needed support to all animals - farmed, domestic and wild.

© 2019 by The Retreat Animal Rescue. Registered Charity: 1105654

30 Years

Animal Rescue

Sanctuary & Education

1250+ Animal Residents

Our Goal, Vision & Commitment

How to Volunteer, Participate & Help

Our daily running costs excl. vets are £500

Visit Us

Free Entry & Parking

Open every week from 1 March to 1 December 2019

Thursdays 12:00 - 16:00

Fridays 12:00 - 16:00

Saturdays 12:00 - 16:00

Sundays 12:00 - 16:00

Go to our Visit page to find out more!

You can bring along your pet friend, but please keep them on a leash throughout your whole visit at The Retreat.

Please check our Events page to see the amazing events we organise!

Check our Personal Tours page for exclusive tours around the Retreat! Perks included :))


Café - Shop - Lodges

Our newly refurbished Café - Restaurant is open during the above days and times, so come along and try our vegan delicacies. 

Our Thrift Shop is also open during the above times where you can find lovely second hand items from clothes to decorative stuff for home. 

Stay at our Lodges to fully experience life at The Retreat. You will have a great time!

Please note we are all-vegan rescue and sanctuary so please do not bring any non-vegan foods and drinks during your visit. 

The most amazing sanctuary I've ever visited. The animals are adorable, the staff so friendly and the owners are just the most dedicated animal lovers on earth. P.S. try the vegan food in the cafe. It's 10/10 restaurant quality!

Joey Carbstrong

Animal Rights Activist

The Retreat is a little heaven on earth. I am thrilled to be here. And I urge you all to visit!

Peter Egan

Lead actor, Downton Abbey

The team at the Retreat are truly inspirational! The love they've shown animals is beyond words..

Jasmin Harman

Presenter, A Place In The Sun

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Let's double in size

With 1,250+ animal residents and 20,000+ animals saved over our 30 years of operation, there's land on sale next to The Retreat and we have to double in size so we can help many more animals! For them.
All they need is your help <3

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