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British Wildlife Centre

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A photographers dream

We visited here after my brother found mention of it online, otherwise we wouldn't know it even... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alex V
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Informative and amazing

Had passed this place many times and always meant to 'drop in'....Finally got the chance and was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
lmk1932017
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London, United Kingdom
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“red squirrels”(105 reviews)
“keeper talks”(48 reviews)
“wild cats”(19 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 4 days ago via mobile

We visited here after my brother found mention of it online, otherwise we wouldn't know it even existed! The entrance fee is a little steep but once you're in there are quite a number of little exhibits to explore. We first watched a talk about...More

Thank Alex V
Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for your feedback and we're glad to hear you've discovered us and our wonderful animal residents. We do run photography days when we're closed to the public which allow access inside selected enclosures, allowing for some excellent close-up photography, so that might be of...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Had passed this place many times and always meant to 'drop in'....Finally got the chance and was absolutely amazed at some of the native British species. Realised I knew very little about some of them and found the whole afternoon, one surprise after another. The...More

Thank lmk1932017
Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded today

We're very pleased you decided to drop in at last and enjoyed seeing our wonderful wildlife and discovering new things. There's nothing like seeing them in real life is there? Many visitors are so surprised at just how small and beautiful weasels are. We look...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Haven’t been here for a couple of years and on a glorious late summer afternoon we decided to come for a visit. We were not disappointed the animals were also enjoying the sunshine and the photographic opportunities were numerous. Animal seemed well cared for and...More

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

We've been enjoying some super autumn sunshine and the animals are loving it too. We're happy to hear you saw lots of our super native species here at the Centre. The harvest mice are such stars! We appreciate your feedback and welcome you as members....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This centre is a great day out for both children, adults and photographers. When we got there it looked quite small and at first we didn't see any animals. We then went to a keeper talk where they feed the animals whilst talking about them...More

Thank Jane N
Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for taking the trouble to provide feedback and we're glad you enjoyed your day here. We hope to welcome you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited a couple of times and it really is a fabulous place. The staff are lovely ... so friendly and also so knowledgeable, and their love for the wildlife comes shining through. The animals themselves are in large enclosures and are well looked after and...More

Thank MalcH
Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks so much for your your kind comments and taking the trouble to provide feedback. Contented and well-cared for animals is our top priority so we're happy that this shines through.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a find. After driving past on several occasions, we finally visited and it’s great. Packed full of native species, it’s a great place for kids to see animals they might never see in the wild! Pine martens, red squirrels, foxes, wildcats...! The...More

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

Thanks for posting your kind comments. We glad you visited us at last and hope to welcome you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic day at the BWC yesterday on one of the Owl Photography days. If you are a keen wildlife or bird photographer, I can’t recommend this highly enough. From arrival at the Centre to the end of the day, the staff and Keepers were...More

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

It was a pleasure to have you here, Claire. We're glad that, despite the soggy start, the weather improved and the owls could be out and about for the photography. Thanks for your patience. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the wildlife centre at the weekend and had an enjoyable day out. The animals are very well cared for and the staff are very knowledgeable. There are also talks every 30 minutes about each of the animals which I recommend that you attend...More

Thank kazzieg2018
Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you again, either as an open day visitor, or on a photo day perhaps, where you'll get even closer to our wonderful wildlife with access inside some enclosures (members get 10% discount off our Photo...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 2nd visit to the centre, the 1st was during the spring on a very cold day which we enjoyed very much. Today was a beautiful day so more of the animals were out and about. The talks every 30 minutes are brilliant...More

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Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your kind comments. Yes, what good weather we've had. We love to hear that visitors see plenty of our wonderful wildlife and enjoy the keepers' talks. We hope you come again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great day out here with the children . Lots of animals to see and we loved listening to the talks throughout the day .They were very informative and we learned a lot. There are plenty of spots for a picnic and a great...More

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Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Sally for your kind comments. We're so pleased you enjoyed your time here.

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shirleytaylor8
19 September 2018|
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Response from Guide439864 | 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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Response from Jenny T | Reviewed this property |
We paid by card in the cafe and for entry. It's a great place.
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