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 - 8th year! Travellers' Choice 2021
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 your visit online & save!

A Safe Visit

We want your visit to be a safe one and protect all visitors and staff. We have made changes to the way we work.
Please read the details before you visit.

Pre-book your visit or Pay on the door*

*We advise you to pre-book tickets online to secure your place, as numbers are limited.
And you’ll save £1 per ticket! Online booking closes at 9am on the day.
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BWC Members, Essential Carers (with I.D.) & Under 3s are admitted free and do NOT need to book.

We open at weekends, Bank Holidays & daily during state school holidays. view open dates
Our next holiday opening is Christmas: Sat 18 December 2021 – Mon 3 January 2022*
*closed 24, 25, 26 Dec

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

Job Vacancy

Visitor Centre Assistant required to work during school holidays including half terms. view details

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Membership

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 gifts & experiences. Photo vouchers, animal adoption, membership and 'wild' gifts.

Photography Days - Winter & Spring Dates

Winter and Spring dates are now available for you to book online.
Our Photography Days offer you unrivalled opportunities to achieve some wonderful shots of
native wild species through the changing seasons.
view photography day details & book

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Please support our animals in this time of need

We have been deeply touched by the generous donations made by so many of you and your messages of support during these difficult times. As the challenges continue we are appealing for donations to help us to survive. Any donation will be much appreciated. We would love to be here for you to visit into the future, so you can continue to share our passion for Britain’s wonderful wildlife. Every penny of every donation will go towards the care of our animals. 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.

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Keeper's Blog

For the latest animal news

The Centre is accessible
by wheelchair
view our access guide

Awarded the 2021  TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award, our 8th 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 Ltd is a company registered in England & Wales with company no. 06568854.  Registered office: Eastbourne Rd, Newchapel, Lingfield RH7 6LF