Visitor Centre

Come and meet our animals onsite and visit our tea room with beautiful views over the Cumbrian Fells.

Visitor Centre

Enjoy the peaceful surroundings, wander in the woodland, enjoy a cuppa, have fun in the playground or take part in one of our events on site including our craft and collectable fairs, tack and second hand pet equipment sales.

Our Cats' and Dogs' Welfare Comes First

Please don't be disappointed when you visit and you cannot see our dogs and gain access to the internal cattery.

Studies have shown that visitors walking around kennels can cause distress for the dogs, affecting their mental and physical health.

With the dogs' welfare in mind, we restrict kennels access to staff and volunteers only. This will mean that dogs are less stressed and have improved and quicker rehoming prospects.

However, you are likely to see our dogs walking round the site and playing in our runs and training areas.

The internal cattery is restricted to only those who are genuinely looking to rehome a cat. We strongly suggest calling ahead to make an appointment for rehoming since we cannot guarantee staff availability at busy times.

Also, for owners wishing to bring an animal to the centre, please see our pages about giving up an animal. It is essential that owner contact us first and do not bring any animal onto site without prior arrangement. 

Opening Times

Oak Tree Farm is open to visitors every day from 10.00am - 4.00pm.

Please be aware that on Tuesdays there are limited appointments and no access to the lower site to allow for veterinary care and training.

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