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National Cat Centre

Chelwood GateHaywards Heath
West Sussex
RH17 7TT
Telephone: 01825 741 330


Treat your animal-mad little ones to a special day out they’ll never forget at the National Cat Centre.

Not only can you meet the cats looking for their forever homes and spend time with them, you also follow a nature trail and finish the day with a homemade meal at the Visitors Centre.
The Cats Protection League are one of the leading cat rescue charities in the UK. Visiting the centre, spending money on items for your furry friends in their shop, and eating in their café are great ways to help them rescue even more cats and kittens. You can walk around the adoption centre with your children and see the cats waiting to be find homes—sometimes there is even a cat roaming around freely in the reception area!
Help your children get closer to nature on the trail around the Centre. You’ll encounter all kinds of wildlife on the walk, and you can even pick up a family adventure pack from Reception for this 2km trek. Complete the course at your own pace and come back in time for a drink.
Top Cat café provides delicious hot and cold meals, as well as snacks and cakes. All perfect after a long day with these fantastic felines!

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It may be worth checking out National Cat Centre's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact National Cat Centre before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Details:

Open 10.00am - 4.00pm, seven day a week (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day).

The last adoption viewings are at 3:30pm daily.


"I'm hungry"

Top Cat cafe serves a variety of hot and cold food.

"Can I have one of those?"

Cat toys and other souvenirs are available at the shop.


"are we there yet?"

Satnav: RH17 7DE

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:

Free to visit!


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Chelwood GateHaywards Heath
West Sussex
RH17 7TT
Telephone: 01825 741 330