Welcome to the British Wildlife Centre
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 - 10th year! Travellers' Choice 2023
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*

*During the high season we advise pre-booking tickets online to secure your place.
And you’ll save £1 per ticket! Online booking closes at 9am on the day.
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BWC Members, Essential Carers (with ID), Under 3s & Gift Voucher/Complimentary Ticket holders
are admitted free and do NOT need to book.

We open every weekend & daily during state school hols. Our next holiday opening is
Christmas Holiday: Saturday 16 December 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024*
*excludes 24, 25, 26 Dec

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

8 Out Of 10 Bats Hosted at the BWC

We were pleased to welcome Chris Packham & Megan McCubbin recently when four of their live wildlife shows, 8 Out Of 10 Bats, were broadcast from here at the British Wildlife Centre. Get your autumn wildlife fix and view the shows on YouTube. And see how many of our animal superstars you can spot! (Image: Jo Charlesworth)


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 wildlife-themed gifts and experiences, including vouchers, animal adoption & membership.

Winter Photography Days - Dates Published

Our Winter Photography Days dates run from November 2023 to February 2024 and are now available to book online. With an itinerary to suit the shorter days, they offer excellent value at £90 (£40 less than our high season dates) and include all your favourite species.
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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...

The Centre is accessible
by wheelchair
view our access guide

Awarded the 2023  TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award, our 10th 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 Wildlife Limited is a company registered in England & Wales with company no. 06568854.  Registered office: Eastbourne Rd, Newchapel, Lingfield RH7 6LF