Opening Dates

Open to the public

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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 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
Extended Summer Holiday 2020
Sunday 5 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