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Forest Leisure Cycling

Forest Leisure Cycling

Welcome to the home of cycling in the New Forest! We are the acclaimed New Forest Cycle Hire, Cycle & Accessory Sales and Cycle Repairs Centre, based...

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British Wildlife Centre

Animal Collection / Zoo

Eastbourne Road

Tel: +44 (0)1342 834658

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British Wildlife Centre

The British Wildlife Centre, in the heart of East Surrey's countryside, is the very best place to see and learn about Britain's own wonderful wildlife.

Nature Activities

* Over 40 different species from tiny harvest mice to magnificent red deer... and everything in between!
* Large natural enclosures that reflect wild habitats
* Walk among free-ranging red squirrels in Britain's first walk-through red squirrel enclosure
* Badger watching in the underground sett
* View the otters in their ponds and observation otter holt
* Visit the rats, mice, stoats and weasels in the Barn and Hedgerow
* See elusive creatures of the night in the Nocturnal House
* Free-flying owl display shown daily
* Keeper Talks held every half an hour allow you to see the animal up close and learn more about them - a REAL natural history lesson!
* Pip's Corner (high season only) - a wildlife themed activity area for children (aged 3-6)

* Wheelchair accessible
* Free parking
* Coffee Shop and Picnic areas
* Wildlife Gift Shop

Easily accessible on the A22 at Newchapel, nr Lingfield, just 10 minutes from the M25 (Jcn 6 Godstone interchange). Please see our website for details.

Open weekends and Bank Holidays please see our website for more detailed opening times.

Cash, debit cards and credits accepted (except for American Express)

Pre-booked school visits outside normal open dates
Pre-booked Private Group Visits (minimum 15, maximum 60) outside normal open dates
Pre-booked Photography Days outside normal open dates


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2017

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* Opening Times
The Centre is open every weekend and public holiday of the year (excluding Christmas and Boxing Day) and daily during state school holidays (dates on the website). February – October 10am to 5pm, November to January 10am to 4pm.
Last admissions 1 hour before closing.


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£11.50 per ticket
Childrn 3-15£8.50 per ticket
Family (2 adults & 2 children)£37.00 per ticket
Senior£10.50 per ticket
Under 3's and Essential CarersFree

Groups: Groups of 15 or more receive a 10% discount.

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