Opening Dates

When is the Centre 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
(please see the dates in the green panel).
Please note that on weekdays in school term time we are closed to the public.

Opening hours on open dates
March to October: 10am to 5pm
November to February: 10am to 4pm
Last admission: One hour before closing.

To secure your place we recommend pre-booking your ticket online. And you’ll save £1 per ticket! view online booking

Booking visits when we are closed to the public

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

Exclusive Visits

Have the Centre all to yourselves and enjoy meeting the animals during a private keeper-led guided tour!
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We are open every Saturday, Sunday & bank holiday* and daily during these state school holidays periods:

Autumn Half-Term 2021
Saturday 23 October – Sunday 31 October
Christmas Holiday 2021-22
Saturday 18 December – Monday 3 January*
*The Centre is closed on 24, 25, & 26 December
Spring Half-Term 2022

Saturday 12 February – Sunday 27 February
Easter Holiday 2022
Saturday 2 April – Sunday 24 April
Summer Half-Term 2022
Saturday 28 May – Sunday 5 June
Summer Holiday 2022
Saturday 16 July – Sunday 4 September