The National Animal Welfare Trust



Wantage Road, Great Shefford, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 7DQ

Tel: 01488 638 584

The National Animal Welfare Trust


NAWT Berkshire, Trindledown Farm, is set in 10 acres of farmland on the edge of the beautiful Lambourn Downs and is a rescue and rehoming centre, specialising in the care of elderly animals. We have a wide variety of animals on site, including dogs and cats, birds, guinea pigs, alpacas, pigs and sheep.

We are open Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm for visitors, however the onsite café closes at 3pm. Entry to the farm is via a donation to the charity.

Trindledown farm is a supporter of the Open Paw programme which sets minimum mental health requirements for each animal in our care.  We have spacious accommodation with each kennel and cattery comprising of all the home comforts including sofas and televisions.  All the animals that are available for rehoming can be found on our website and visitors are encouraged to pop into our reception where our staff will be more than happy to help.
We hold events throughout the year with proceeds going towards the animals in our care.  A full calendar of events can be found on our Facebook page or the events section of our website.
Come visit to explore the rescue centre, feed the friendly sheep and alpacas, shop in our charity’s shops and local produce market, give treats to the cats and dogs, grab a bite to eat in our cafe and say hello to the goats!
Tours of the centre can be easily arranged, and visitors are encouraged to wonder. We have an onsite picnic area too.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Entry by donation.
Large group bookings by arrangement only.



  • Guide Dogs Permitted - By arrangement.
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - refreshments, food and drink, picnic area, coffee and light meals

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - By arrangement and on event days only.
  • Event Venue - corporate groups welcome - Meeting Rooms available
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun - Family Friendly,
  • Marketed Towards Children - Baby Changing
  • Marketed Towards Families - Children welcome, Children activities
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - Demonstrations given, educational visits welcome
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups


Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the M4 at junction 14, take the A338 exit to Hungerford/Wantage. Follow A338 toward Wantage following the road through Great Shefford. National Animal Welfare Trust is a left turn, 1.3 miles from Great Shefford.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest bus stop is in Great Shefford. 1.3 miles away from the centre. There is no public transport directly to the centre.


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Opening Times

The National Animal Welfare Trust (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00

* Closed Christmas, Boxing Day and New years day.
Cafe closes at 3 pm each day

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