Calling all animal and nature lovers! The heart of the Surrey countryside is home to some of the finest native species of Britain. You will come face to face and learn about the country’s wonderful wildlife with over 40 species on show. Meet red squirrel, hedgehogs, foxes and deer, as well as rarer species such as the Scottish wildcat and don’t forget to get a photograph with Snuffles the 7ft hedgehog! Informative keeper talks happen regularly throughout the day giving you the chance to see the animals up close and learn all about them.
The centre was founded in 1997 by David Mills when he felt a need to educate the public about native species and the challenges they face living in the wild in Britain. Animal welfare is a top priority at the centre, so the animals are never forced out onto display- they are wild species and so they wish to let them live and behave as naturally as possible- this means no touching! To get the most out of the visit it is recommended to stay for 3 hours but you are welcome to stay as long or as little as you like! There is a picnic area and café on site serving hot and cold snacks and drinks as well as a large sandpit play area to keep the little ones entertained.