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!

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

Spring Half-Term 2023
Saturday 11 February – Sunday 19 February
Easter Holiday 2023
Saturday 1 April – Sunday 16 April
Summer Half-Term 2023
Saturday 27 May – Sunday 4 June
Summer Holiday 2023
Saturday 15 July – Sunday 3 September
Autumn Half-Term 2023
Saturday 21 October – Sunday 29 October
Christmas Holiday 2023-24
Saturday 16 December 2023 – Monday 1 January 2024*
*closed 24, 25, 26 Dec