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 Certificate of Excellence - 6th year
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 reopen to the public from Sunday 5 July & open everyday for the summer holidays up to Sunday 6 September. Online pre-booked visits only.

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.


Open soon. Pre-book your visit now!

Great news! After over 3 months of closure we are thrilled to announce that the Centre will reopen to visitors from Sunday 5 July 2020 and then daily throughout the summer holiday (up to 6 September).
Saturday 4 July will be a members-only day.
NOTE: All visits must be pre-booked online (including members). To make visits as safe as we can for staff and visitors, and allow for social distancing, we are limiting the number of visitors.
So book a day out to see the Centre’s fascinating collection including this season’s new kittens, calves, fawns and owl chicks.

Please support our animals in this time of need

During the lockdown we have been closed for over 3 months to all visitors and our source of income entirely stopped, whilst many of our costs were ongoing. We were deeply touched by the generous donations by made by so many of you and the many messages of support we received. We are soon to reopen, but to ensure visitor and staff safety we are limiting numbers that visit each day. For some time our income will be restricted and we are appealing for donations to help us to survive as the challenges continue. Any donations will be very 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. Thank-you.


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.

Visit Shop

Photo day vouchers, animal adoption, membership and more. Inspirational gifts & experiences.

Keeper's Blog

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

In 2019 the Centre was awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the 6th consecutive year

The Centre is accessible
by wheelchair
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We are proud to be a Visit England Quality Assured Visitor 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