Visit Battersea Brands Hatch

Our Brands Hatch centre provides a calmer environment for those dogs and cats struggling to cope with the busier centre in London. We are surrounded by 12 acres of fields, including a woodland trail, to help with training and much-needed exercise.

IMPORTANT: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Battersea’s centres are closed to the public until further notice.

Battersea is taking the threat posed by COVID-19 extremely seriously and working hard to ensure we are able to continue to provide essential care for all the dogs and cats at our centres.

Our centres remain closed to the public but we’re pleased to say we are now in a position to rehome our dogs and cats following Government approved guidelines, and will be prioritising existing applications, to try and match as many of our animals as we can with new owners.

Customers who wish to rehome a dog or cat are advised to fill out an online rehoming application.

Battersea relies upon donations to raise the vital funds needed to keep our centres running, and now, more than ever, we need the continued support of the public to ensure we can continue to be here for every dog and cat. If you can help, please make a donation.

Opening times

Opening times 
General admissionDaily 10.30am - 4pm  (last admission)
(closed on Thursdays) 
Rehoming enquiriesDaily 10.30am - 4pm 
(closed on Thursdays)
Claiming a lost petDaily 10.30am - 5pm
Gift shopDaily 10.30am - 4pm

Admission fees

We are heavily reliant on the generosity of supporters and visitors as we receive no central government funding. Without this, we would not be able to provide the same level of high quality care for the animals we look after.

Admission fees 
Child (3 to 15 years)£1
Child (under 3 years)Free
Group of up to 5 people£7

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

How to get to Battersea Brands Hatch

The centre is situated just off the A20 between the villages of West Kingsdown and Ash in Kent. All visitors should go to the main entrance on Crowhurst Lane, Ash, Kent, TN15 7HH.

Battersea Brands Hatch Map

Car parking

Free parking is available onsite.


  • Pick up the A20 at Junction 3 of the M25, and follow the signs to the racing circuit
  • Pass the Brands Hatch racing circuit on the left-hand side and carry on straight into the village of West Kingsdown
  • Near the end of the village you'll pass the Portobello Inn
  • After the pub, take the next left onto Forge Lane, signposted Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
  • Take the second left off Forge Lane into Crowhurst Lane
  • Follow the road for a mile, and our centre is on the left-hand side.

Nearest bus route and train station

The nearest train stations are at Eynsford or Longfield, with trains running from London Victoria via Bromley South or Swanley.

Disabled access

Step-free access to the centre is available. For further information please call us on 01474 875 102.

Battersea is on your doorstep

We have two other centres - Battersea in London and Old Windsor in Berkshire.

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