Photography Days are held when we are closed to the public. The combination of natural settings, a peaceful environment and small group sizes give you an unrivalled day of wildlife photography.

Photography Days at the British Wildlife Centre offer the amateur photographer special access to our mammals and owls. They are led by a member of our experienced keeper team who will present you with some of the very best British wildlife photo opportunities available.

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We offer two types of photography day:

BWC Mammal Photography Days

These include a wide variety of mammals; badgers, red squirrels, polecats and more. The day features special access inside the fox, otter and Scottish wildcat enclosures. Places are limited to 12.

BWC Owl Photography Days

These feature six British owl species for you to photograph against the beautiful backdrop of our 16-acre nature reserve. You’ll have the opportunity to photograph owls on natural perches and some species in full flight (subject to weather conditions), in open fields and in woodland settings. Places are limited to 10.

For the latest list of dates please see the Photography Day Schedule.

The format for both days is detailed on the Photography Day Itinerary.

Photography Days in Brief

  • Photography Days are for amateurs only and take place on specific
    weekdays outside normal opening times.
  • The minimum age for these days is 15.
  • Day sessions run from 9.30am - 4.30pm.
  • Afternoon / Evening sessions run from 2.15pm - 8pm.
  • November - March: £90 per person, £80 for BWC Members
  • April - October: £105 per person, £95 for BWC Members.
    Membership Information
  • Tea/coffee & biscuits included, but please bring a packed lunch.

How to book: Advance booking is essential, please check dates first.
To check availability and book please phone us during office hours
on telephone: 01342 834658
or email us on: info@britishwildlifecentre.co.uk

If you are travelling a long distance and planning an overnight stay, then click here for a list of local accommodation.

The ideal gift for a keen photographer...

You can purchase a Photography Day gift voucher for a friend or family member. Just call us and we'll dispatch the voucher. The lucky recipient then books a date with us and presents their voucher on the day. These can also be purchased online at the BWC online shop

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