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British Wildlife Centre

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Our first visit and very interesting,when you think of the exotic animals in zoo's its nice to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
barry j
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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Amazing!!

This review is a bit late. But my girlfriend and I went in Mid October with me being Australian and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maksim L
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British Wildlife Centre Eastbourne Road, Lingfield RH7 6LF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit and very interesting,when you think of the exotic animals in zoo's its nice to see places like this looking after our own native wildlife,although the weather was glum quite a few of the animals were out,and entertaining the public with there antics....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank barry j
Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Barry, Thanks for your kind comments. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your very first visit and we hope to see you again. Where animals are concerned we love to offer the best of British and show off our beautiful native species.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is a bit late. But my girlfriend and I went in Mid October with me being Australian and my Girlfriend a city girl, We wanted to see some British Wildlife and the Centre did not disappoint. Its a small park but you can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maksim L
Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are very glad you enjoyed seeing our wonderful wildlife residents. There's nothing like seeing these gorgeous wild species at close quarters, is there? We hope you visit again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend this place to everyone. The animals are treated well and they have plenty of activities and good sized enclosures. Only gripe would be the owl cages, they should be a bit bigger.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Katrina, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time spent at the Centre and the contentment and welfare of our animals is our chief priority. Our owl aviaries were designed with input and advice from an avian vet and a bird of prey...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, lots of amazing animals to see and good talks. You must see the hedgehog talk. So good!More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your time here and hope to welcome you again. We are currently on our winter keeper talk schedule which doesn't include hedgehogs, as we let them do what comes naturally and hibernate for the winter. When they...More

Reviewed November 13, 2018

I went with my family to visit the British Wildlife Centre and we had an amazing family day out. It is an extremely accessible, well run centre and it is so obvious that all animals are extremely well cared for and looked after. I would...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alex G
Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

Alex and family, Thanks so much for your kind comments about your experience here at the Centre. We love to hear that visitors notice our high animal welfare standards as it's a top priority for us. We're glad you learnt so much from the talks...More

Reviewed October 31, 2018

My husband and I visited the British Wildlife Centre on Saturday 27th October 2018. The car park was very full but we managed to find a space and decided to stay and visit. We were given a helpful map which had the timings of when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you very much for providing feedback and we are pleased that you enjoyed your day here. We usually advise visitors to allow about 3-4 hours for a visit. This means you can take in a few more of the Keeper Talks you'll see a...More

Reviewed October 29, 2018

we visited on 27th october which was a sunny but cold day. as a family we visit a couple of times a year but this was our first this year due to ill health. it was a great autumn day out and we were rewarded...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Thanks for comments and we're pleased your family enjoy visiting us. Your son is quite right. Where food treats are concerned our wonderful wildlife residents are very tuned into keeper talk timings and meal times!

Reviewed October 29, 2018

A great day out, with talks every half hour, where the keepers feed the animals, so you can get very close. Plenty to see and an opportunity to see much of the native fauna, which you are unlikely to see in the wild. Brilliant.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Thanks so much for posting your feedback. We love to give visitors the opportunity to see wonderful native wildlife up close which, as you say, would be unlikely to be spotted in the wild without luck and plenty of patience! We hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

First visit for me pleasantly surprised. very nicely laidout wildlife enclosures got to see almost everything they had there. Each feature animal has a talk at a set time. the Otters where amazing. I loved the owl flying display. a great insight for British wildlife...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thanks for taking the trouble to provide feedback. We're so pleased you have discovered us and our wonderful wildlife residents and hope that you'll visit us again.

Reviewed October 25, 2018

A lovely place to visit with the kids and grandparents. The animals were amazing, well looked after in super surroundings. My 13 year old son loved the fact that the animals could be viewed in their natural environment even though they were in captivity. Well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Emma A
Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

What wonderful feedback, thanks so much. Worth a trip round the M25 is high praise indeed! We do hope to welcome you again soon.

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shirleytaylor8
September 18, 2018|
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Response from JohnoGolfer | Reviewed this property |
Yeah they do in a nice enclosure. Feeding time is about 9:30 I think so get there for them or you might not see them as they are quite elusive
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March 13, 2018|
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I don’t know I use my own car
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Response from jennyt132 | Reviewed this property |
We paid by card in the cafe and for entry. It's a great place.
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Accommodation near British Wildlife Centre (3 Replies)
I am thinking of booking a photography day at the British Wildlife centre - does anyone know of accommodation within easy reach (I will be using public transport, the train probably to Lingfield which is around 2 miles from the centre). A B&B or a farm house would be good. Also if anyone has been on the course (thinking of a tution course) would be handy to know. Thank you
January 30, 2007|
Response fromGilliganuk|
Wow, I didn't know about this place! I'll have to take my children there this year, sometime! Thanks for that. Have a look at this website. I see it has some places in Lingfield and Brindley Heath, which also seems to be fairly close by. Check with the owners how to get there from their place.