Discover Britain's Wonderful Wildlife!  

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.

read more about our opening times

download our 2018 information leaflet

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oWe're at home in the Hall of Fame...

For the 5th consecutive year the Centre

has been awarded TripAdvisor's
 Certificate of Excellence for consistently good reviews, which has qualified us for
the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame.

...come and find out why!

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

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wildcat on branch

Enjoy unlimited visits!

Become a member to enjoy unlimited visits during open times and other member-only benefits.

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Photography events

Use and improve your skills on
our Photo Days
 or with expert help on a Photo Workshop. Unrivalled photo opportunities.

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Visit our online shop

Christmas inspiration! Photo day vouchers, animal adoption, membership & more for the wildlife fans in your life.

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For the very latest animal news and wonderful images visit our Keeper's Blog

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The Centre is accessible by wheelchair

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We are proud to
be a Visit England
Quality Assured
Visitor Attraction

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.

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