Opening Dates

Due to Covid-19, social distancing is still in place and all tickets must be pre-booked. view online booking

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

Booking visits when we are closed to the public

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 2021
Closed due to Covid-19
Easter Holiday 2021
Monday 12 April – Sunday 18 April
Summer Half-Term 2021
Saturday 29 May – Saturday 5 June
Sunday 6 June is a Members-Only Day – view details
Summer Holiday 2021
Saturday 17 July – Sunday 5 September
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