Monday 21st of August 2017

Visiting The Sanctuary

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The Sanctuary Wildlife Care Centre
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The Sanctuary Wildlife Centre outside Morpeth is probably the largest wildlife rescue centre in the north-east of England. Currently home to many animals, The Sanctuary cares for injured and abandoned British wildlife as well as many unwanted farm and pet animals. Our aims are to care for wildlife, without discrimination, and to release the animal back to the wild. Only animals that are disabled or imprinted are given a permanent home at The Sanctuary in as natural an environment as possible. These are the permanent residents that visitors are able to see, all wildlife that can be released back into the wild are cared for in either the intensive care unit or private areas of The Sanctuary. The Sanctuary was founded in 1993 but did not open to the public until 2004 to generate income to continue its work caring for wildife and unwanted animals. We hope you will make a visit to The Sanctuary, as your visit here really does make a difference and helps us continue our work caring for wildlife. Thanks - Kim and Allan

"Saving just one animal won't make a difference to the world, but it will make a world of difference to just that one animal."

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We are still operating and the animals are still here and need to be cared for.

Update May 2016 -Regretfully The Sanctuary is unable to open for General Admission, Guided Tours, Experience days or Children's Parties until further notice..

It was hoped that it would be given dispensation but that is not the case and it has been deemed that it requires a Zoo licence. Sadly we cannot fund the licence and the associated building work so there will be no General Admission until further notice.

A report from the Chronicle can be found here

The Sanctuary are currently running an appeal for donations to help raise funds whilst we are closed due to the Zoo licence crisis.

If you would like to make a donation the direct bank details can be found below

Bank: Barclays

Account Name: The Sanctuary Wildlife Centre

Sort Code: 20-58-17

Account Number: 20685267


Kim and Allan would like to thank everyone for their continued support and remind everyone The Sanctuary continues to be open for Group (6 or more) and Educational Visits



You can donate to The Sanctuary by using paypal - email address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at the following link:

If you would like to pay a regular donation to The Sanctuary by standing order please contact us

The Sanctuary is a registered not-for-profit organisation IPS29697R

Holiday Accommodation PDF Print E-mail

The Sanctuary has 2 Stunning Barn Conversions available for holiday letting. Please contact us for more information, pricing and availability.

Donkey Barn (3 bedroom, sleeps up to 8) is now available for bookings. For information, prices, photos and availability, please visit us on holiday lettings or book direct through The Sanctuary.

Donkey Barn Holiday Accommodation

Goat Barn is now also available (4 bedroom sleeps up to 10) is now also available for bookings, For information, prices, photos and availability, please visit us on holiday lettings or book direct through The Sanctuary.

Open plan lounge with wood burner


Wildlife Casualties
The Sanctuary is currently unable to accept wildlife casualties due to ongoing issues regarding lack of zoo license.

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