All the events Grace's Rest will be attending are listed here.  Come down and see us, have a chat and help us raise funds to save exotic pets in crisis!  We are more that happy to accept donations of equipment, enrichment, food and other essential supplies whilst at events but if you intend to bring any large or bulky items please contact us in advance so that we can make arrangements for transport and with the event organisers if necessary.

DAtes for 2018 to be announced shortly!

Previous Events - 2017

Birmingham Vegan Xmas Fair 2017 - Saturday 16th December

Arley and St Michael's Christmas Fair - Saturday 2nd December

Compassionate Derby - Saturday 25th November

West Midlands Vegan Festival - Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October

Kidderminster Vegan Fair - Sunday 3rd September

Arley & Ansley Dog Show - Saturday 2nd September

Ye Olde Bug Day at The Collection - Tuesday 8th August

Solihull Vegan Fair - Saturday 8th July

Arley & St. Micheals Table-top Sale - Saturday 8th July

Festival of Flight 2017 - Sunday 25th June

Tamworth Vegan Fair - Sunday 4th June

Kings Heath Vegan Market & Kitchen Garden Art Market - Sunday 21st May

Stirchley Summer Vegan Fair - Sunday 7th May

FarGo's Vegan Festival! - Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th April

Lincoln Vegan Festival - Saturday 15th April

Burton Vegan Fair - Saturday 8th April

Vale of Evesham Vegan Fair - Saturday 4th March

Walsall Vegan Fair - Saturday 18th February

Nuneaton's First Ever Vegan Fair - Saturday 14th January

Previous Events - 2016

Birmingham Vegan Xmas Fair - Saturday 17th December

Lincoln Vegan Christmas Festival - Sunday 11th December

Compassionate Derby - Saturday 26th November

West Midlands Vegan Festival - Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th October

Hawker Yard Goes Vegan! - Sunday 23rd October

Wild Futures Exotic Animal Trade Symposium - Wednesday 19th October

Coventry Cat Group Annual Open Day - Sunday 11th September

The Farm Animal Sanctuary Open Day - Sunday 4th September

Stafford Summer Vegan Fair - Sunday 7th August

Vale WIldlife Hospital Open Day - Sunday 3rd July

Daventry Arts Festival Cruelty Free Vegan Market - Friday 24th June

Birmingham Widlife Festival - Saturday 18th June

Leicester Vegan Market - Sunday 12th June

Sneinton Vegan Food Market - Saturday 4th June

#KingshEATh Goes Veggie - Sunday 22nd May

Hogs Rest Fundraising Afternoon - Sunday 8th May

Charity Dog Show at Fargo Village - Sunday 1st May

Cheltenham Vegan Fair - Saturday 16th April

Lincoln Vegan Festival - Saturday 9th April

Worcester Cruelty Free Fair - Saturday 2nd April

Stafford Ethical Spring Fair - Saturday 26th March

Vale of Evesham Vegan Fair - Saturday 5th March

Stirchley Spring Vegan Fair - Saturday 20th February

Want to donate?

Supported by Ladbrook Insurance, a specialist animal charity insurance provider.


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Office hours: 10am - 5pm


Emergency calls accepted 24/7


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Meet the Owner-Operator, Clare Barnard BSc.(Hons)


Clare is a research scientist and PhD candidate at the University of Lincoln where she is studying wildlife conservation and the direct impact of the exotic pet trade on wild animal populations.  She will be working from the Laboratory of Evolutionary Ecology of Adaptations.  Clare has also been honoured to become part of the Global Amphibian Biodiversity research team.


Clare has almost 20 years professional experience in the husbandry of exotic animals a specialism in the genetics of British herpetofauna.  She has worked with wild Adders (Vipera berus) and endangered Natterjack Toads (Epidalea calamita) under Natural England license conditions.  Clare has worked as a zookeeper and within private collections including her own.  She lives in rural North Warwickshire, on-site at Grace's Rest, with a whole host of animals!

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