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British Wildlife Centre

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British Wildlife Centre Eastbourne Road, Lingfield RH7 6LF, England
+44 1342 834658
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Youl'll need to go twice

I went with my adult family, and first impressions were good. The carpark is large, and allows room... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
PhilGain
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Great educational day out

A wonderful place showcasing our countries own wildlife that you’ll probably never see otherwise... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
madam82
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“keeper talks” (45 reviews)
“red squirrels” (100 reviews)
“wild cats” (16 reviews)
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British Wildlife Centre Eastbourne Road, Lingfield RH7 6LF, England
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+44 1342 834658
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I went with my adult family, and first impressions were good. The carpark is large, and allows room and access for wheelchairs, as does the entrance. There is a large café area, but only deals with a limited menu. Very good value though, and more...More

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Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Phil for taking the trouble to provide feedback. You are absolutely right about the Keeper Talks, they really help you get the best from your visit. We're very pleased you and your family enjoyed their time here and we hope you will indeed be...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A wonderful place showcasing our countries own wildlife that you’ll probably never see otherwise. Very informative talks and I managed to see everything but the water voles. It’s not the biggest place and you can easily get round in a few hours but you may...More

Thank madam82
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Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you find British wildlife as fascinating as we do. Attending the keeper talks (as listed on the website) is always a good idea, as they are timed to match the animals' more active periods of the day.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visiting the centre on a group visit during the week we were lucky enough to have as our guide Meg, Nothing was too much trouble and she was so enthusiastic I am sure if she could have slept there she would have done. Her love...More

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Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks very much for your kind comments. Meg and all our keepers are excellent, with plenty of passion and knowledge about our native wildlife. We will certainly pass your feedback on to Meg.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a fantastic afternoon evening spent with Go Digital and Tom our keeper. What a brilliant way to practice our skills. We were allowed in some of the compounds to photography many of the animals up and personal. Tish was a great tutor and Tom...More

Thank Bigfish2016
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Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Great to hear you had such a good time here. We thought you were all such a happy, upbeat group and really seemed to be enjoying getting close to our wonderful wildlife residents. We will certainly pass on your comments to our Keeper, Tom.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a very entertaining and informative two-hour Private Tour of this wildlife centre. They specialise in British animals, and you get the chance to see many wild animals which you would never see, but in a natural environment. They take animal...More

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Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are very pleased you enjoyed your exclusive tour and had such a good day. Our team of keepers really help to bring the subject alive.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is what it is a poorly funded but essential place for our British wildlife and they do a good job, but it really needs some funding to update or maintain the place. Good job guys, please pop in your ticket money is needed.More

Thank Thehusseys3
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Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your feedback. Funds are limited and donations are always welcome! The vast majority of any profits we make are reinvested into animal accommodation, conservation projects and the continuation of our high standards of animal welfare, which is always our top priority. We have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely few hours here in June 2018, reasonably priced entry (for a change) lovely staff who really care with a passion. Fab to see red squirrels who are very elusive and pine martins along with many other great British breeds. All animals are...More

Thank KentTwinkle
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Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you KentTwinkle for your lovely comments. We hope to welcome you again very soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to visit. The timings of the keeper talks are perfect, every half an hour. The keepers were passionate about their subject and really interesting to listen to. They know their subjects well and were happy to take lots of questions. We loved the...More

Thank Fvanoef
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Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your feedback and we're so happy that you enjoyed your time here seeing our wonderful wildlife residents, and learning all about them. Yes, the Centre is closed to the public during weekdays in school term time. Education is a big part of what...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went yesterday and all the animals were mooching about in the sun. Great seeing an otter sound asleep on his back snoring! Owls are an amazing sight and even saw the infamous snake. Noticed that a rat had a new litter too and my son...More

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Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad to hear you saw so many interesting sights. How lovely to be an otter, sleeping on a hot day, and then may be a dip in the cool pond later! Thanks so much for your feedback.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second visit here in the last couple of years and we are sure to return again and again. Our 5 year old was most enchanted by the owls and the weasels this time. All the enclosures and areas are very large and natural and...More

Thank Lisa D
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Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the trouble to provide feedback. Those weasels are just gorgeous aren't they. So glad you enjoy seeing our wonderful wildlife.

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We paid by card in the cafe and for entry. It's a great place.
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From the British Wildlife Centre Website Public Transport Unfortunately there are no scheduled bus services past our door, although residents of Tandridge District can use the special Buses4U service - a pre-booked... More
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