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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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Relaxing and informative day out with children.

I visited with my Grandchildren aged 10 & 5. We loved it, you can get up close to the animals and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sue E
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Epsom, England, United Kingdom
Photography Experience

We visited the British Wildlife Centre as a photography experience. From the moment we arrived my... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wayne P
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“red squirrels” (101 reviews)
“keeper talks” (46 reviews)
“wild cats” (17 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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"close quarters"
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"owl flying"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited with my Grandchildren aged 10 & 5. We loved it, you can get up close to the animals and the short talks ensure that you will see even the most elusive of creatures. The talks were so informative and I could have spent...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the British Wildlife Centre as a photography experience. From the moment we arrived my wife and I couldn't find fault even if we wanted too. We checked in and waited for the rest of the group to turn up, making the most of...More

Thank Wayne P
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Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wayne, thank you so much for this fabulous feedback. If you couldn't find any fault then we couldn't be happier and it's very satisfying to hear you had a great day here. We hope you do indeed return to us again soon.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We’ve been here multiple times now and the children and us never get bored of seeing the animals in this environment enjoying themselves and being well fed and looked after.

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

Thanks for taking the trouble to provide your kind comments. Contented, safe and well-loved animals is our aim. We look forward to seeing you and your family again.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Grandchildren (aged 5 & 2) very excited to be making their first visit to the British Wildlife Centre and it didn't disappoint. They loved being up close to the animals and the keepers added to our enjoyment with their interesting talks and interaction with the...More

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Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Petunia for your kind comments. I'm glad the Centre lived up to expectations and your grandchildren got close-up views of the animals here. The keeper talks are a great way to make the most of your visit and learn about our wonderful native wildlife....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took our grand daughter, who has autism, there today. She can get “bored”’quickly but she seamed to enjoy the day. It helps to ensure you attend the talks as the animals come out so you can see them better, it’s educating and interesting. I...More

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Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're pleased to hear you and your granddaughter enjoyed your day here and found the keeper talks engaging. Yes, the wildcats can be quite 'chatty'! We hope to welcome you again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely attraction, well kept with very informative keepers. This is a good way to get up close to the animals as the keepers feed them too. Decent little café but nice picnic area and a play area for children. My 5 year old grand-daughter was...More

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

That's really nice to hear, Maureen. There's nothing like seeing the animals for real is there? We're so glad both you and your grand-daughter enjoyed your time here. We hope to welcome you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very special place concentrating on our native wildlife. It was informative and well kept. Like others have said, the punishing heat kept many of the little creatures out of view and I dont blame them!!! But we still saw red squirrels, muntjac...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paid just under £30 for two adults and a child, didn’t see many animals as most were either hiding or not there. Kids play area was only really suitable for under 5’s. Didn’t bother eating there as there wasn’t many options and was overpricedMore

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

Thanks for your feedback. We are very sorry to hear you weren't happy with your experience at the Centre. In these exceptionally hot conditions some of the animals haven't been out and about as much as they usually would be. Animal welfare is our top...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really lovely day here recently, we all enjoyed seeing our native animals. We didn’t get to see the red squirrels which was a shame but the heat was unbearable the day we visited so I don’t blame them for hiding up. The...More

Thank Mumto4wifeto1
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Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your feedback, we're very pleased you saw a good number of our wonderful animals, despite the punishing heat. The otters are really excellent in this weather as they can have a dip in their lovely cool ponds! We hope you'll visit...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I and three friends attended a photography session for the mammals. From start to finish the afternoon was great. The staff were so friendly and answered any questions you asked. The girl that was in charge of the group was amazing (sorry I have forgotten...More

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

Thanks so much for your feedback and comments about our keepers, they are all excellent with animals and people alike! It certainly is a jammed-packed day of photography. And any photos you're particularly proud of please do send them in and we can display them...More

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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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