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National Cat Adoption Centre & Visitors Centre

Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath RH17 7LQ, England
+44 1825 741900
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Friendly staff and beautiful cats

This is a centre dedicated to rehoming cats. If you want to adopt a cat or a kitten then you should... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Uckfield, United Kingdom
via mobile

Very warm environment, cafe was great, kind staff and adorable cats which were given a good quality... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
via mobile
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature trail” (16 reviews)
“gift shop” (6 reviews)
Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath RH17 7LQ, England
+44 1825 741900
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a centre dedicated to rehoming cats. If you want to adopt a cat or a kitten then you should do so from here or one of their other centres. They have a very good process to help you find the right cat and...More

Thank Vedrina
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Very warm environment, cafe was great, kind staff and adorable cats which were given a good quality outdoor play area along with kennels. Wish it was possible to rate better than 5! Overall fabulous place!

Thank Happywa5578
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Visited twice during August. The cafe, gift shop and pet accessories shop are all well run. The adoption centre is welcoming with friendly and professional staff. Prospective cat owners are checked and given lots of advice and information before and during the cat adoption process....More

Thank Need_more_free_time
Reviewed 14 August 2017

My girlfriend and i love cats and we thought we would pay a visit here to have a look around and have some lunch, we have a cat of our own and would love to take more home, but it's just not possible at this...More

Thank TheMuffBus
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We had spent a few hours visiting nearby Borde Hill Gardens and picked up a leaflet of places to visit in Sussex and saw the National Cat Centre was nearby so decided to visit. Glad we did as we like cats and lost our aged...More

1  Thank Colin B
Reviewed 1 July 2017

My partner and two daughters have been to the National Cat Adoption Centre lots of times. The cafe, shop and actually seeing the cats are all lovely! It's great to see a rescue that has clean pens for the cats in their care, they really...More

2  Thank thesunseekers1965
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I had a lovely time looking around the adoption centre at the cats and a pleasant visit to the cafe. However, my time in the cafe was only spoilt by what seemed to be an abrupt, unfriendly lady with short black hair. This is unfortunate,...More

6  Thank lou123ise
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Visited the centre with family. The cats were wonderful and well cared for , perfect if you love cats. Will definately visit again.

1  Thank Maggie101962
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Basically I can't give it a bad rating because I love cats!! There my favourite animal! Knowing that there giving them an opportunity to get a new home is so thoughtful! If you like cats this is the place to be!

Thank Danielbtdm G
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Great day visiting the centre and the painting exhibition to celebrate their anniversary. Beautiful building and amazing site. Didn't know there was a donkey sanctuary in the grounds as well, unfortunately we didn't have time to visit. Plus there are walking trails around the extensive...More

Thank Lin M
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