The National Animal Welfare Trust



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

Tel: 01488 638 584

The National Animal Welfare Trust


The National Animal Welfare Trust’s Berkshire centre is dedicated to providing a unique and tranquil environment for elderly animals whilst they await their new homes. 

Set in 10 acres on the edge of the Lambourn Downs, Trindledown Farm is dedicated exclusively to caring for those animals enjoying the twilight years of their lives. Our centre is home to a variety of animals including dogs, cats, alpacas, ponies, goats, sheep and pigs. We have aviaries of finches, canaries and even a parrot. Come and see our new Guinea Pig Village and our Rabbit World will be coming soon!

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. We are open to visitors Tuesday – Sunday 11am to 4pm and our onsite café Bailey’s is open Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 4pm. 

Come visit to explore the rescue centre, feed the friendly sheep and alpacas, shop in our charities shops and local produce market, give treats to the cats and dogs, paint and leave a pebble in memorial garden and say hello to the famous Barry the pig!

Tours of the centre can be easily arranged and visitors are encouraged to wonder. We have an onsite picnic area too.

We can even facilitate team challenge days so get your colleagues together and help make a difference to the lives of hundreds of animals.

Entry to the farm is via donation.’

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.


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member - Bronze Tourism South East Member - Bronze 2022

Opening Times

The National Animal Welfare Trust (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Tuesday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday11:00 - 16:00

* Closed Christmas, Boxing Day and New years day.

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