Welcome to the British Wildlife Centre
Welcome to the British Wildlife Centre
The finest collection of native wildlife in Britain
Over forty different species...
...from tiny harvest mice to magnificent red deer
A REAL natural history experience!
TripAdvisor accolades - 10th year! Travellers' Choice 2023
Come and discover Britain's wonderful wildlife

Meet the Animals!

Get the most from your visit with our half-hourly keeper talks which give you a further opportunity to learn about the animals and see them up-close.

Opening Dates

We open at weekends, bank holidays & during state school holidays.
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Pre-book online up to 9am on the day

Online Prices

Save £1 when you book online:
Adult – £15
Senior (Aged 65+) – £12.50
Child (Aged 3 – 15) – £8

Pre-book your visit or Pay on the door*

*During the high season we advise pre-booking tickets online to secure your place.
And you’ll save £1 per ticket! Online booking closes at 9am on the day. view prices
Applies to purchased tickets only, excludes free admissions#

#BWC Members, Essential Carers (with ID), Under 3s, & Gift Voucher / Complimentary Ticket holders are admitted free and do NOT need to book.

So, book a wild day out and enjoy our fascinating collection of
wonderful wildlife. It’s a REAL natural history experience!

NEW DATE: Owl Photography Afternoon

Due to the popularity of our spring Owl Photography Afternoons, we have scheduled a new date:
Monday 24 June 2024 which is now available to book.
view details here


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

Photo Days

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

Online Shop

Inspirational wildlife-themed gifts and experiences - vouchers, animal adoption & membership, and more.
See our Cute Cubs in the Observation Badger Sett

We are happy to have welcomed badger cubs this spring. Mother and cubs are doing well and can be seen in our observation badger sett, cuddled up in the sleeping chambers. Please enter the sett quietly, and no flash photography please. Outside, last year’s youngsters are usually active in the afternoon. Don’t miss them at the 3.30pm keeper talk on open dates.


Please support our animals

Donations are very much appreciated and help us with vital conservation projects and to maintain the highest standards of animal welfare. Every penny donated goes towards caring for our animals.Your payment is made securely by Pay Pal (you don’t need to be registered with Pay Pal,you can check out as a guest).
Thank-you so very much.

View our wonderful wildlife on film...

A drone's eye view of the Centre...

The Centre is accessible
by wheelchair
view our access guide

Awarded the 2023  TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award, our 10th consecutive year of being rated in the top 10% of Trip Advisor attractions worldwide.

We are proud to be a Visit England Quality Assured 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.

British Wildlife Centre, Eastbourne Road, Newchapel, Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6LF
BWC Wildlife Limited is a company registered in England & Wales with company no. 06568854.  Registered office: Eastbourne Rd, Newchapel, Lingfield RH7 6LF