Did you know? It costs over £3,000 a week to care for our animals, and with the cost of living rising our bills are now rising every month.
Visiting our sanctuary is one of the best ways that you can support our work, whilst meeting our residents face-to-face and learning a little more about them. Spend some time getting to know our more confident residents and we guarantee you will make some new friends!
Every penny raised from your visit goes straight back towards the care of our rescued animals, supporting the costs of their food, bedding, veterinary care, enrichment, and helping us with our ongoing renovation work; helping to make their home become what we all dream it can be for them. Thank you so much for your support!
We are open Thurday to Sunday, 10am-4pm (last entry 3pm).
We are currently operating a fixed price admission of: £4.25 per person
Children under the age of four are still FREE to enter.
We also allow one free admission for a Carer accompanying a full-paying Disabled Visitor.
This means we have taken out the pricing structure so that everyone pays the same entrance fee which is the child rate of £4.25. The reason we have put this policy in place is to try to make the sanctuary accessible to all during the current cost of living crisis. Should you require any further clarification on this policy, please get in touch.
Brockswood Animal Sanctuary, Catholic Lane, Sedgley, DY3 3YE.
Free parking is available on-site.
Sat Navs tend to take you further away from the sanctuary, a little further up the hill - we are right at the bottom of Catholic Lane.
The #1 and 27/27a buses run from both Dudley and Wolverhampton and have stops fairly close to the sanctuary, please see the NX West Midlands website for more details. From here you can walk down to us - please be careful if walking down to us via Catholic Lane as there is no pedestrian path all the way down this road.
Food & Drink:
Our shop is temporarily limited to a selection of cold snacks and hot/cold drinks - why not treat yourself to a cup of coffee and a slice of cake? We also have plenty of picnic tables in our play area if you'd like to bring your own with you. We have a gender-neutral accessible toilet, baby change, and several handwash stations available for your hygiene and safety.
During the height of the pandemic, we re-arranged our cafe to instead create a larger shop area, selling a range of gifts as well as your kindly donated preloved items to raise funds for our animals! The Brockswood Charity Shop proved so successful that we have continued to do so for the time being, and we thank you for your kind donations.
We kindly ask that you do not feed our residents anything but the animal food that we sell in our shop and only feed this to the animals we specify at the time - as many of our residents have special diets, even just a small amount of the wrong food could cause them harm. You can help to feed our residents by making a donation towards their food.
Well-behaved dogs on leads (we also have a bookable secure off-lead dog run) are very welcome at the sanctuary - we love meeting your waggy-tailed friends, and we think it is a great opportunity to socialise your do and encourage them to behave appropriately around farm animals. They are very used to meeting dogs and not at all bothered.
We have plenty of water bowls, as well as taps that you are welcome to use to fill your own if you prefer! Read more >>
Brockswood is situated at the head of a shallow valley and we do have some sloped hardcore paths around the site that may be difficult for some of our disabled visitors, as they are a little uneven in some places. Some of our paths are grassy and can become a little muddy in the wetter weather. We do have ramps in all areas where there are steps, as well as an accessible toilet, and accessible parking spots close to the entrance; so wheelchair access is possible though not 100% ideal currently.
Please feel free to get in touch if you would like more information about getting around Brockswood, and how we can help make your visit more enjoyable. Thank you.
Is there any reason why I shouldn't visit the sanctuary?:
We respectfully ask that people take responsibility for their own health and the health of the community before visiting us. Please do not visit the sanctuary if you or anybody within your household are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or have any underlying health conditions that may put you at risk. If you are vulnerable in any way at all, it is your responsibility to make the right choice for yourself and others around you.
You can find more Health and Safety information here: Staying Safe During Your Visit