Opening Dates

Open to the public

The British Wildlife Centre opens every Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday
(excludes 24, 25, 26 Dec). We also open daily during state school holidays (see the dates in the green panel).

Open hours
March to October: 10am to 5pm
November to February: 10am to 4pm
Last admission: One hour before closing

Open for pre-booked visits only

During weekdays in school term time the Centre is closed to the public and available for school visits, when school groups can enjoy the Centre to themselves and learn about Britain’s wonderful wildlife, without distractions. Our philosophy is ‘Conservation through Education’ and educating children about Britain’s native wildlife is an important part of what we offer. On weekdays in term time the Centre is also available for exclusive pre-booked guided tours pre-booked and photography days.

Exclusive Visits

Have the Centre all to yourselves and enjoy meeting the animals during a private keeper-led guided tour!

We are open every Saturday, Sunday & bank holiday* and daily during these state school holidays periods:

Spring Half-Term 2020
Saturday 15 February – Sunday 23 February
Easter Holiday 2020
Thursday 2 April – Sunday 19 April
Summer Half-Term 2020
Saturday 23 May – Sunday 31 May
Summer Holiday 2020
Saturday 18 July – Sunday 6 September
Autumn Half-Term 2020
Saturday 24 October – Sunday 1 November
Christmas 2020-21
Sunday 27 December – Sunday 3 January
*The Centre is closed on 24, 25, & 26 December

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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.