1:00 PM13:00

Halloweeeeeeeeen Barbecue

Help us celebrate Marks birthday at our halloween Barbecue

Saturday November 3rd, 1:00 p.m. start.

Join us for an afternoon and evening of spooooky sanctuary shenanigans. Picture this, dusk at the sanctuary, fairy lights, the warmth of a roaring fire on the pit, delicious vegan food, mulled wine/cider, the snoring sound of the pigs in the background, Daniel and Tomato.

This is what we plan:

  • A guided tour

  • Put the birds to bed 

  • Feed the pigs

  • Penny-for-the-guy 

  • Bonfire and fairy lights

  • Fire sculpture 

  • Kid friendly fancy dress optional

  • £10 on the door, (includes food and a drink)

  • Free entry for kids

  • Bring a bottle/donate cakes

  • Wear wellies and warm clothing 

  • Lifts will run to and from Paddock Wood station between 1-3pm and from 7pm 

  • Donations accepted 

*Taking votes now for who you'd like our penny-for-the-guy to be? Teresa May, Boris Johnson, Tony Blair, Ronald Mcdonald, Donald Trump, other suggestions?

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Last open to the public days this season Wednesday 3rd and Sunday October 7th
11:00 AM11:00

Last open to the public days this season Wednesday 3rd and Sunday October 7th

Last open to the public days this season Wednesday3rd and Sunday October 7th

We will then be closed for the Winter/back in Spring

Summer, Spring and Autumn you are welcome to come along for a visit to the sanctuary anytime on a Wednesday or Sunday between 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

You will be shown round with a small guided tour a great chance to meet all the animals we have a small kitchen with snacks and a picnic area where you can relax

We close in winter so don't miss out!!!

Donations gratefully appreciated

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Open day
11:00 AM11:00

Open day

September family open day!

Come down to the sanctuary to visit the cows, chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, ducks, turkeys and Tommy and Daniel the dogs, as well as hang out with a bunch of vegans.

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F.R.I.E.N.D. Festival 2017
to Jul 16

F.R.I.E.N.D. Festival 2017

All proceeds after costs go to F.R.I.E.N.D Farmed Animal Sanctuary. This entire event is run by volunteers including equipment supplied.

Check the Facebook event for more updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1705095583116059/



Kids are FREE (under 16)

Pay on the gate atm watch this space.




Vegan catering onsite

Free Camping from Friday

This is a meat and dairy free festival,
please respect these principles.

Sorry no dogs allowed due to there being free range animals onsite
(guide dogs exempt)




Almost Acoustic Stage
18.00 Noname Trio
18.45 The Faux Pas
19.30 Illias Lintzos
20.15 O Erdboen
21.15 The Ten Bags
22.15 The Pagans


Main Stage
12.00 DJ/Intro
12.40 The Salt Demons
13.50 The Cosmic Jerks
14.20 The Marching Skaletons
15.30 T-Bitch
16.40 Eastfield
17.50 Platypus
18.30 The Marching Skelatons
19.00 Dissident Noize Factory
20.10 Dirty Fairies
21.20 Johnny Kowalski & the Sexy Weirdos
22.40 Malarkey

Almost Acoustic Stage

16.10 JC
17.20 The Daylight Robberies

19.40 Winter
20.50 Perkie
22.10 DJ Tomana Dub


Main Stage
11.50 The Squiffers
12.50 The Fifty-Four Plates
13.50 Rudy Warman & the Heavy Weather
15.00 Dr Zod
16.10 The Pukes
17.20 Holler For Mary

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12:00 PM12:00

Summer Tea Party

An open day with vegan scones and tea served.

Message from Mark:
Looking forward to this open day :) We will this time hopefully be giving tours of the rescue for we really want to tell everyone our thoughts and hopes for the future of FRIEND :) It has been a eventful year for different reasons so now i would like to make a new start for the animals and the way things are done. We do have some exciting projects in the pipeline, i will want to share some of these ideas with everybody in the hope we can become even more inclusive to the idea of sanctuary and forwarding the compassionate message, I hope you can all come along, it will be an simple informal day with teas, cakes and light snacks. This will be the last open day of the year so it is a good time to come along if you have not been before, look forward to seeing you :) xxxxx

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Hastings Vegan Fayre
10:30 AM10:30

Hastings Vegan Fayre

We'll have a stall at Hastings Vegan Fayre:

A wide range of stalls, gifts, food, films, cookery demonstrations, speakers, cruelty free products and music.

Come along and support your favourite charity and get to know others in this area.

Pop in for lunch, a treat and meet friends. 

Vegan for the animals, the Planet, for health, for life.

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Jade Green Vegan - Discount & FRIEND is charity of the month!
to Sep 4

Jade Green Vegan - Discount & FRIEND is charity of the month!

For the month of August, you can get 10% off your order at jadegreenvegan.com/shop when they enter the code 'FRIEND10' at checkout.

Furthermore, Jade has very generously made FRIEND charity of the month: for every clothing item Jade Green Vegan sells this month, £1 will be donated to FRIEND (50p donated for kids range and tote bags).

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Tattoo fundraiser
11:00 AM11:00

Tattoo fundraiser

Fifth Dimension Tattoo & Piercing will be creating walk-in tattoos based on vegan-themed flash drawings that Yuki, Sooz, and Miran have created. Whether you want a small "V" for Vegan, a vegetable, or a cuddly creature, 100% of your donations will go to FRIEND!

There's no need to book! Just show up! It will be a fun day to create a cycle of giving and receiving in the name of protecting and cherishing the species who share this beautiful earth with us.

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