The finest collection of native wildlife in Britain
Over forty different native species from tiny harvest mice to magnificent red deer
When are we open?
We open every Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday.
We are also open daily during state school holidays.
(excludes 24, 25, 26 Dec)
Our next holiday opening is the Christmas Holiday:
Thursday 27 December to Wednesday 2 January
Please note: On weekdays during term time we are closed to the public but are available for pre-booked school trips, private tours and photography events.
Pre-Christmas Access to our Gift Shop
To ease the strain of seasonal shopping the Gift Shop is now available outside our normal opening dates. You can pop in to browse or buy on weekdays between 10am and 4pm, up to Friday 21 December
(please note: the coffee shop and main centre will not be available).
Our shop offers British wildlife-themed gifts including plush toys,
unusual homewares, jewellery, ornaments, scarves & exclusive prints.
Enjoy unlimited visits!
Become a member to enjoy unlimited visits during open times and other member-only benefits.
Use and improve your skills on
our Photo Days or with expert help on a Photo Workshop. Unrivalled photo opportunities.
The Centre is accessible by wheelchair
We are proud to
be a Visit England
All images featured on this website, unless credited otherwise, were taken at the British Wildlife Centre
by our Head Keeper and resident photographer, Matt Binstead.