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 (excludes 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.
See our free-ranging squirrels
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.
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.
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!
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.