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 are open at weekends, bank holidays and during state school holidays.
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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.


Pre-book your visit now!

We are open for pre-booked visits at weekends and during state school holidays. view open dates
Our next holiday opening is

Autumn Half Term: Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November 2020

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 numbers visiting. So, book a day out to see the Centre’s fascinating collection of wonderful wildlife.
It’s REAL natural history experience!

Autumn Photo Dates

Our autumn Photography Day dates are filling up fast and numbers are limited, so don’t delay. view details


Face Masks/Coverings

The wearing of face masks or coverings is mandatory in our visitor centre and other indoor areas. buy BWC face coverings


Please support our animals in this time of need

During the 3-month lockdown our income entirely ceased, whilst many costs were ongoing. We were deeply touched by the generous donations made by so many of you and your messages of support. We are now open, though to ensure visitor safety we are having to limit the numbers of visitors each day, which restricts our income. So, we are appealing for donations to help us to survive as the challenges continue. 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.

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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.

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