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British Wildlife Centre

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I love the British Wildlife Centre, it does such a good job of reintroducing our native wildlife... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
CathyGilman
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London, United Kingdom
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Unexpected surprise.

Well laid out with a wide variety of British Wildlife, easy to photograph if you like to take... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Andrew H
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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“red squirrels”(109 reviews)
“keeper talks”(50 reviews)
“wild cats”(20 reviews)
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British Wildlife Centre Eastbourne Road, Lingfield RH7 6LF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was very Disappointed, I came to see British Animals. But on a cold English Morning, the only animals that were out and about were the rats. The enclosures are old and animals were not coming out to see you. So impressions were, Why open...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are always sorry to hear any of our visitors are disappointed with their visit to the British Wildlife Centre. Our collection of animals are all wild species and are not forced on display as they are in some traditional zoos or farm parks. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the British Wildlife Centre, it does such a good job of reintroducing our native wildlife - red squirrels to Tresco- and gives everyone the opportunity to have close encounters of a wildlife kind. Just as in nature, they don't always oblige but when...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CathyGilman
Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Cathy, Thanks so much for you lovely feedback! You're obviously a real wildlife enthusiast and there's nothing like seeing these gorgeous species in the flesh. We hope the red squirrels will be once again free-ranging in the walk-through enclosure by early spring, certainly by Easter....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well laid out with a wide variety of British Wildlife, easy to photograph if you like to take pictures. Talks given by the staff throughout the day. Food was good, looking forward to revisiting in the summer.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andrew H
Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Andrew, Thanks so much for your kind comments. We're so pleased you've discovered us and look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 6 January 2019 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 8 January 2019

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 31 December 2018

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 3 January 2019

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 29 December 2018 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 3 January 2019

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 29 December 2018 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 31 December 2018

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 13 November 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 15 November 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 31 October 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 1 November 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 30 October 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
Thank cartmanhegie
Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 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!

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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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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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