British Wildlife Centre


Type:Animal Collection / Zoo

Eastbourne Road, Newchapel, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6LF

Tel: +44 (0)1342 834658

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 experience.
* 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 at weekends, Bank Holidays and during regional state school holidays. Please see our website for more detailed opening times.

Until restrictions have been lifted ALL tickets must pre-booked online

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


Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£12.50 per ticket
Child (age 3-15)£6.50 per ticket
Senior (age 65+)£11.00 per ticket
Under 3s & Essential Carers with i.d.Free

Online booking is essential



  • Disabled Parking
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access


  • Cafe
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome - Children's wildlife-themed activity area (high season only
  • Highchair(s) available

Establishment Features

  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction


Map & Directions

Road Directions

The British Wildlife Centre is located on the A22 just 10 minutes south of the M25 junction 6 (Godstone), and 10 minutes north of East Grinstead, just north of the Newchapel roundabout (junction with B2028).

Public Transport Directions

Nearest stations are Lingfield and East Grinstead, from which the centre is a short taxi ride.


  • British Wildlife Centre: Discover Britain's Wonderful Wildlife


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Bronze Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Bronze 2024

Opening Times

2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* 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.

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