Adult - Winter reduced rate £2.00
Children (4-17) - Winter reduced rate £2.00
Under 4's and over 65's are 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.
Visiting this Winter
We are very excited with our improvement plans and are proud to say that work has definitely started. This is great for both the permanent residents of Tiggywinkles and our Visitors however, we are not looking our best right now, all improvement work starts with a mess and we are no exception!
Our centre is open Monday – Friday (except the Christmas and New Year bank holidays) but we don’t have quite as much to see right now:
- Our Badger pen is empty of badgers and full of hard working builders.
- Our fox pen does have foxes with a lovely new viewing area but the enclosure enlargement is still taking place.
- All of our birds are either in the hospital or behind a very close knit protective mesh (see Bird Viewing in the Visitor Centre below.)
What you can see and do!
As usual we are always happy to get a hedgehog out to show you, plus during the Buckinghamshire school Christmas holidays we will be organising regular talks throughout the day. We will also be doing festive wildlife art and craft for children up to 16yrs.
Due to the messy improvements and reduction of viewable birds we are charging a reduced admission charge of £2.00 for adults and children. This is effective immediately and will continue until we are looking a little less shabby!
Bird viewing in our Visitor Centre
As I am sure you are aware from the news England is now within the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone. This is due to an outbreak of H5N8 within mainland Europe. To prevent the spread into the UK DEFRA have advised that all bird collections are protected for a 30day precautionary measure. Because of this all the birds in the Visitor Centre have been taken undercover for their own protection.
Protecting our Birds
As added protection you will be asked to step through a disinfecting foot bath and any pushchairs, wheelchairs and mobility scooters will have their wheels sprayed.
Here is a GOV.uk DEFRA link if you would like to read more about the H5N8 Europe mainland outbreak: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu
We look forward to seeing you soon and from everyone in the Visitor Centre MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Visitor Centre Manager
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).