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 – £15
Senior (Aged 65+) – £12.50
Child (Aged 3 – 15) – £8

From Sat 23 March to Sun 14 April

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, and Gift Voucher / Complimentary Ticket holders are admitted free and do NOT need to book.

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

Observation Badger Sett - Temporary Closed Due to Cubs!

We are thrilled to report that our female badger has very recently given birth to cubs.
To give her the peace and privacy to care for them in their early weeks, we have temporarily closed our Observation Badger Sett. The sett will reopen when the cubs are a little older.
You may still see badgers out in their enclosure late in the day when they are most active.

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Owl Photography Afternoon Dates

Our Owl Photography Afternoon dates are now available to book. These events will feature a variety of perched owls in a woodland setting out on our nature reserve. We hope the dates will coincide with blossoming bluebells to provide a beautiful spring backdrop.
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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 wildlife-themed gifts and experiences - vouchers, animal adoption & membership, and more.

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
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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