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 online up to 9am on the day

Online Prices

Save £1 when you book online:
Adult – £13
Senior (Aged 65+) – £11.50
Child (Aged 3 – 15) – £7


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
We are currently open for Summer Half Term:  Sat 28 May – Sun 5 Jun 2022
So, book a wild day out and enjoy the Centre’s fascinating collection of wonderful wildlife.
It’s a REAL natural history experience!


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. Gift vouchers, animal adoption, membership and wildlife-themed gifts.

Members-Only Evening - Date for your Diary

BWC Members are invited to attend our annual Members’ Evening on
Saturday 2 July 2022, 5pm to 8pm
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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.

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View our wonderful wildlife on film...

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

Love Your Weekend at the British Wildlife Centre...

Earlier this year, we were visited by Alan Titchmarsh and ITV’s Love Your Weekend crew. Our Founder/Owner, David Mills and Dame Judi Dench feature, along with our wonderful wildlife who steal the show.
view ‘Love Your Weekend’ BWC feature


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