Whilst we are making changes and improvements to the Visitor Centre (please see the What's On section) entry is temporarily free of charge.
Members get unlimited free entry to our Visitor Centre and help us to continue to care for wildlife in need. To find out more about becoming a friend of Tiggywinkles please click here.
Avian Influenza Prevention - Just to confirm Tiggywinkles is still following the government avian influenza prevention zone restrictions. Following these to protect our birds means that most of our resident birds that are not kept in close mesh enclosures have been brought into the main hospital aviaries and therefore cannot be viewed. We also require all visitor to walk / wheel through a footbath to remove any potential avian flu from entering the site. This needs to be done when entering and leaving.
Building Work – many of our regular visitor are aware that we are using this quiet time here in the visitor centre to improve some of our enclosures. Both to benefit the resident and allow better viewing for the visitors. These are well under way which is very exciting but does mean that we are looking a little shabby at the moment!
Entrance Fees – because of the above we aren't currently charging an admission fee.
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Talks & Tours
Tiggywinkles is a great place to visit for groups of all ages. Our tours are tailored to suit the group’s interests and may include educational talks, meeting a hedgehog up close and slideshows in our Red Kite Education Centre. All groups will have a guided tour around our Visitor Centre Trail and Hedgehog Museum. Emminently suitable for W.I groups and senior citizens.
Tours are for a maximum of 75 people. If you have a larger group you are welcome to come along for an unguided tour of the centre, please give us a call for more information.
We can provide activity sheets free of charge. The answers to the sheets can be found all around the Visitor Centre and they are provided for one between two students (although more can be ordered for 20p a copy). Please bring pencils and clipboards.
Want to find out more? Please fill out our enquiry form and one of our team will get back to you.
Tour Enquiry Form
Please Note: This form is for group enquiries only, for information on individuals and families visiting please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01844 292292.
Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital
(For Visitor Centre enquiries only)
Easter – End of September open 7 days a week 10:00am – 4:00pm
October – Easter open 5 days a week (Monday – Friday) 10:00am – 4:00pm
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There is full wheelchair access to all areas & disabled toilets. Our coffee shop serves sandwiches, snacks and hot & cold drinks. There is a covered outdoor seating area, a large picnic site alongside a toddler play area. There is Free parking and limited free coach parking (booking advised).