Nature Reserve

The British Wildlife Centre Nature Reserve was an ambitious project transforming 26 acres of former agricultural grazing land into a wetland, woodland and grassland habitat. It has been carefully landscaped and planted to produce a mosaic of wildlife habitats and food and now a huge variety of wild birds, mammal and invertebrate species have made it their home.

In 2006 we opened the Wetland Boardwalk, which takes visitors into the edges of the reserve and provides wonderful views of a pond and wetland portion of the reserve, as well as the resident birds, including a colony of herons, migrating birds and all manner of other wildlife.

There are excellent opportunities for photography but plenty of seating if you just want to relax and take in the beautiful natural scene.

Our fully equipped Field Study Centre on the edge of the reserve is available to schools for practical science topics in the nature reserve. It also makes an ideal meeting or training venue for wildlife and photography groups, who can enjoy ideal ‘in the field’ conditions provided by the reserve.

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Sadly, during these unprecedented times we have of course had to close to visitors and help minimize the spread of Covid-19 and relieve pressure on the NHS. Our source of income has entirely stopped, whilst many of our costs are ongoing. The feeding and care of our animals is our top priority. Our Head Keeper, Matt and his deputy, Izzy are working very hard and long hours to ensure that our high standards of animal welfare are maintained.

We are appealing for donations to help us to survive during this challenging period. Any donations, large or small, will be very much appreciated. We would love to be here for you when normality returns, so you can enjoy the animals and continue to share our passion for Britain’s wonderful wildlife.

Thank you

Every penny of every donation will go towards the care of our animals.

Payment is made securely by Pay Pal.