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?

Every Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday. We are also open 
daily during 
state school holidays (e
xcludes 24, 25, 26 Dec) 

Our next holiday opening is Christmas:

Wednesday 27 December to Wednesday 3 January (2018)

On weekdays during term time we are closed to the public but are available for pre-booked school trips, private tours and photo events.

read more about our opening times

download our 2017 information leaflet

See our free-ranging squirrels

view Keeper Talk times

Coffee Shop Notice:

Due to kitchen refurbishments our hot food selection offered this weekend will be partly reduced.  





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 22nd December 
(note: the coffee shop and main centre will not be available).

Our shop offers British wildlife-themed goods, including super-soft
plush toys, homewares and exclusive mounted prints
.

pine marten fpg

wildcat on branch

wildcat on branch

Enjoy unlimited visits!

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

membership details

Photography events

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

view details

Visit our online shop

Photo day vouchers, animal adoption, membership & more. Inspirational gifts and experiences for wildlife fans this Christmas.

visit the online shop


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


Pip the Squirrel...

 every child's ideal nature companion

Give your young cubs and kittens a fun introduction to the wonders of Britain's wildlife as they learn along with Pip
and her wildlife friends. Click play for a quick taster.

Wildlife inspiration to last a lifetime!

For fun activities and more visit Pip's website

The Centre is accessible by wheelchair

view Access Statement

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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