Visitor map

Click on the links beneath the map to find out more about all the residents and facilities here at the British Wildlife Centre.

The Barn

This area is the habitat of farm buildings and barns. Animals like mice, rats and barn owls often live close to people in farms and other buildings. You can see them here in a real barn!

The Copse

The Copse is the location of Britain's first Walk-Through Red Squirrel Enclosure. With no barriers between you and the squirrels you can walk among them in their woodland home for the kind of close-up viewing almost impossible in nature.

The Dell

This outside area is the location for the owl display held every afternoon on open days. You'll see five species including the tawny owl, barn owl and the magnificent eagle owl. The hedgehog talk is also held here.

The Hedgerow

The Hedgerow is home to many small creatures like hedgehogs, rabbits, stoats, weasels, mice and voles, as well as an observation bee hive!

Long Eared Owls

The secretive long-eared owl is one of Britain's least known owls. We successful breed this beautiful owl species which can be seen in all their flying glory at the owl displays on open dates.

American Mink

Nocturnal House

This unique enclosure, housing rarely seen native night species, was opened by Chris Packham in March 2012. Featuring specially designed reverse lighting, the Nocturnal House allows you to observe the mysterious night time world of bats, hedgehogs and dormice during the day.

Picnic Area

Our main outdoor picnic area, just outside the Visitor Centre, is great during fine weather, where you can relax under the shade of low trees. There is also a picnic area in 'Pip's Corner' (available during the high season only).

Pip's Corner

Our wildlife themed activity area, with activities such as building a heron's nest, exploring an underground badger sett, climbing up an otter bank. The activities are suitable for children aged 3 to 6. Please note:  Pip's Corner is closed during the winter months.

Ravens

We have two ravens, Huginn and Muninn, named after Norse God Odin's talking ravens! They were hand-reared from a young age by our Head Keeper, Matt who they treat as a family member. These impressive birds are located next to the Wetland Boardwalk.

Theatre

We have a rolling programme of unique wildlife films made specially for us. The theatre also features in scheduled school visits.

Visitor Centre

All the facilities our wildlife-themed Gift Shop and the Coffee Shop. Please note, during busy lunch periods the seating area is for the use of Coffee Shop customers. Other visitors are requested to make use of our picnic areas.

Wetland Boardwalk

Over 600 metres of boardwalk takes you into our 26-acre wetland nature reserve, with wonderful views and a huge variety of wild species making it their home, including a group of resident nesting herons.