Idlewild Animal Sanctuary is a registered charity that provides care to a variety of animals providing Rescue, Rehabilitation, Release and Rehoming. We provide a safe haven for abandoned and unwanted animals at our Sanctuary in the Conwy Valley.

New sponsorships

We have brand new animals that are looking for a sponsorship! Our annual sponsorship packs are £60 each.


As a registered charity we rely on fundraising and donations to be able to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals in need. Covid-19 has had a devastating effect on our fundraising. Thanks to supporters like you we’ve been able to adapt our services and keep them running. Your generosity has meant that we can continue to rescue animals in need.

With a monthly donation you can save animals lives.

Please donate today!

Wellbeing Sanctuary

We provide therapeutic and educational resources to promote animal welfare along with providing a service for improving people’s mental health and wellbeing


Through the Sanctuary we work with people, we promote health, wellbeing and mindfulness in regard to living a kind and cruelty free life and animal encounters.


Idlewild’s objectives are to relieve the suffering of animals in need, to educate the public and promote positive mental health and wellbeing.


The sanctuary aims to educate the public in matters pertaining to animal welfare in general and the prevention of cruelty and suffering among animals.


We have several Idlewild residents that are looking for a sponsor. Give the gift of support – with your help you can ensure that your resident has the enrichment and food they need. By sponsoring one of our animals, you will be helping with their care directly. We use every penny of your adoption donation for the care of our animals. As a registered charity we fully rely on donations for all areas of our work including rescuing animals, rehabilitating and educating about animals.Many of the Idlewild residents need life long care and with your sponsorship they can live a happy comfortable life at the Idlewild Animal Sanctuary.


The Idlewild Animal Sanctuary is run by our dedicated Sanctuary Manger Kim. Alongside Kim is our Deputy Sanctuary Manager, Ryan. We also have a team of volunteers that volunteer here at the Sanctuary. If you are interested in volunteering, please get in touch.


We have opened the Farmhouse on site to rent out as a holiday let to raise much needed funds for the Sanctuary. This beautiful 18th century Welsh stone farmhouse is nestled in the 12 acres of the Idlewild Animal Sanctuary and is the perfect family holiday in Conwy. 100% rental is donated to the care of the animals  here at the Sanctuary.

Book a stay at Pen Bryn Twrw Holiday Let.

100% rental is donated to the care of the animals at the Idlewild. Our Vegan holiday accommodation is set on 12 acres of the Idlewild Animal Sanctuary in the beautiful Conwy Valley. This 18th Century stone Welsh Stone Farmhouse sleeps 5 people and is dog friendly. 

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"We had a great stay at the sanctuary. Kim and staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We had a show around the animal sanctuary and got to meet all the animals, most of whom were very friendly and curious. The cottage was clean , cozy and has breathtaking views from front facing windows. Would definitely love to return."
Greg Darrell
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A stunning cottage full of character and charm in a fabulous location near enough to enjoy Conway and Snowdonia national park but quiet enough to feel “off grid”. The animal sanctuary and it’s helpful staff was a real added bonus, we really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it!
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"AN ABSOLUTE WELSH GEM! Thank you for your amazing hospitality and kindness. We can’t wait to be back"

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We are happy to share that our supporters can now use the Amazon Shopping app on their mobile phone to sign up for AmazonSmile and select Idlewild Animal Sanctuary as their favourite charity. Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select Idlewild Animal Sanctuary as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. Amazon will donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.

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Become a Coop Member!

We’re a group that wants to provide positive, active support to people with disabilities and to promote people’s mental health through animal therapy. We also provide a safe space for people to be educated on animal welfare, how to care for a wide range of animals to maintain their health and wellbeing, and we are an excellent educational resource for the local and wider community.


We have several cats looking for new homes

hey will all be neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. We have some cats that will be happy indoors and outdoors and some that will be house cats only. Some like company of other cats, some don’t.