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 - our 7th year! Travellers' Choice 2020
Come and discover Britain's wonderful wildlife

The finest collection of native wildlife in Britain


Following the Government’s 19th December announcement, the region is now in Tier 4. Sadly, we have had to close the British Wildlife Centre with effect from Sunday 20th December. All those that had pre-booked tickets have been provided with complimentary tickets for a future visit.
Though the Government have recently made an allowance for some outdoor attractions, we feel that the high rise
in Covid cases presents too much of a risk. Therefore, we have made the decision to remain closed in order to
safeguard our visitors, staff and the wider community.

We look forward to better times and to welcoming you back soon.

Please support our animals in this time of need

We have been deeply touched by the generous donations made by so many of you and your messages of support during these difficult times. As the challenges continue we are appealing for donations to help us to survive. 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 so very much.

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Wiltshire Wildlife Hospital - Appeal

Our friends at Wiltshire Wildlife Hospital provide a valuable 24 hour rescue service for the region’s wildlife, treating, caring and rehabilitating animals for release back into the wild. When this is not possible, they find safe, permanent homes, with organisations like ours. They are in desperate need of a new hospital building to house the increasing numbers of wildlife that need their services, and are welcoming all donations. view appeal and make a donation

Keeper's Blog

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

In 2020 the Centre was awarded TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award, our 7th consecutive year of being rated in the top 10% of Trip Advisor attractions worldwide.

The Centre is accessible
by wheelchair
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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