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British Wildlife Centre

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Address: British Wildlife Centre Eastbourne Road, Lingfield RH7 6LF, England
Phone Number:
+44 1342 834658
Fee: Yes

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A great day our for children and adults

I have always enjoyed coming to this place. I remember first visiting it on a school trip. Every time I go there is always something new and exciting to see and the place is just... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2017
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited with our three young children despite of the previous negative review of the lack of animals but unfortunately we were also bitterly disappointed. Most animals are in 'hibernation' so there are very few to see and the broadwalk is closed. I feel for staff and customers alike, it would be fairer to have a seasonal calendar, March -... More 

Thank Nonsoloinglese
Buxted, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to visit, we have never been before and were both looking forward to seeing the wildlife. Sadly we were both extremely disappointed. The tickets are expensive at 11.50 each but do appreciate the work that goes into looking after the animals so we didn't mind paying it. One problem, there were hardly any animals to... More 

Thank MrsEaster
Liza L, Public Relations Manager at British Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

We very sorry to hear you that you were disappointed with your visit to the Centre recently. Please be assured that, unless there is a sign that says otherwise, all our enclosures are inhabited. We apologise that our Wetland Nature Reserve Boardwalk is currently closed due to essential repairs but there is a large notice at the front desk which... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I have always enjoyed coming to this place. I remember first visiting it on a school trip. Every time I go there is always something new and exciting to see and the place is just beautiful. its especially nice in warmer weathers. Have also recommended this to my friends that have young children.

Thank bridgee03
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Cold on the way round so the tea and cake were welcome at the end. And informative morning with the red squirrels, Foxes and the otters, with a number of pics taken. It's an interesting place to visit throughout the year and the tea and cake is always excellent.

Thank Iain C
Surrey, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times now my little one loves it! Hard to see the talks when it's so busy but with a 2 year old we don't tend to stay in on place for too long haha! Overall it's a Great day out and a lovely little cafeé too

Thank samantha_06xx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

As a family we had a wonderful and insightful day learning about the diverse and fascinating creatures that inhabit our island. Particular favourites were Flo the fox (an absolutely gorgeous beauty), the wildcats, the red squirrel walk and the adorable little harvest mice. I would advise walking around a few times as we saw the polecats and ferrets the second... More 

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Liphook, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We visited on what must have been the coldest day of the year, but it was totally fascinating. The small people in our party were very cold, but soon warmed up in the cafe and ventured back out once the sun had broken through. Lots of animals and birds to see, from red squirrels to wildcats to owls and several... More 

Thank jmum
London, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We visited the BWC for the first time two days ago and it was wonderful, We had been to a similar establishment in the New Forest where the diversity of our own fauna is celebrated, and this is a little closer to home. Great café (all my reviews circle around food,,,) and beautiful animals; owls, foxes, pine martens, deer, badgers,... More 

Thank Inez C
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I have been to the British wildlife centre a few times now and loved it every time, the red squirrel enclosure being my favourite. I have also been on the photographic days going into enclosures for close up shots.

Thank Clinton T
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is my third visit, the grandchildren love it, it is packed with interesting animals native to the UK. Unlike winter trips to the zoo most animals can be seen in their natural environment instead of being hidden away.

Thank John R

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