The National Animal Welfare Trust



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

Tel: 01488567971

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. 

Tours of the centre can be easily arranged and visitors are encouraged to wonder, have a picnic in our seating area or spend time in our memorial garden with a cup of tea.

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

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - By arrangement and on event days only.
  • Event Venue
  • 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
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth


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 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday11:00 - 16:00

* Closed Christmas, Boxing Day and New years day.

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