Join In The Fun At Cats Protection’s Summer Fun Day

Join In The Fun At Cats Protection’s Summer Fun Day

Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre will be welcoming visitors for a fun-filled line-up of activities at its Summer Fun Day on Sunday 16 July. The centre, in Lewes Road, Chelwood Gate, will be opening its doors from 10am until 4pm for a great day out for all the family. Entry is free, but a can of Felix cat food or a cat toy will be gratefully received and will help care for cats at the centre.

Attractions will include live music from the band Badger and performances from Renshinkan Karate England, Step Up and Sing choir and the Redhurst School of Dancing. Visitors will also be able to enjoy behind-the-scenes tours of the largest cat adoption centre in the UK as well as a dog show, beer tent, barbecue, car boot sale, stalls, refreshments and children’s activities including face painting and crafts. Large marquees will ensure the fun goes ahead whatever the weather and visitors can take a break from the excitement to enjoy a tranquil stroll in the centre’s nature trail, set in the heart of the Ashdown Forest.

Deputy Manager of Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre Tania Marsh said: “Our Summer Fun Day is a much-loved and popular local event, and we look forward to welcoming many visitors once again. Come rain or shine, there will be plenty of fun for all the family to enjoy, with lots of games and activities on offer. Cat lovers will also enjoy the tours of the adoption centre where they can find out what happens behind the scenes and meet some of the lovely cats looking for a new home.”

Cats Protection’s National Cat Centre is open seven days a week from 10am – 4pm and is a great free day out throughout the year. As well as the nature trail, there is a Visitor Centre with shop, café and children’s play area. Visitors can also meet Holly, Twinkle and Star – three donkeys who live on the site as part of a partnership with charity The Donkey Sanctuary – as well as grazing Hebridean sheep.

The National Cat Centre is situated in Chelwood Gate, on the A275 between Wych Cross and Danehill. To find it using a SatNav, please use the postcode RH17 7DE, or for a map and directions please visit