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 - our 7th year! Travellers' Choice 2020
Come and discover Britain's wonderful wildlife

The finest collection of native wildlife in Britain

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 are temporarily closed due to the Coronavirus and will re-open as soon as we can. Our usual open dates are weekends & during state school holidays.

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.


Closed for November!

We are sad to say that, in accordance with the latest Government restrictions, the British Wildlife Centre is closed during November.

We hope we will be open for bookings again soon. We’ll be sure to keep you updated here
and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, where you’ll also find the latest news of our wonderful wildlife. Our office will continue to be staffed during this time so you can contact us.
In the meantime, keep safe and we hope to see you very soon.  

Spring 2021 Photo Days

Spring 2021 dates have now been issued, so why not start planning your wild day of photography now
 view details and dates


Private Bubble Tours

Enjoy the Centre to yourselves at a special winter price with a Bubble Tour for up to 6 people
view Bubble Tour details

Red Squirrel in the Snow,
Sciurus vulgaris,

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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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.

Keeper's Blog

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

In 2020 the Centre was awarded TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award, our 7th consecutive year of being rated in the top 10% of Trip Advisor attractions worldwide.

The Centre is accessible
by wheelchair
view access statement

the Beautiful South
We are proud to be members of Tourism South East

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