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.
Visitor Centre Manager
Things to do and see
|Hedgehog Talks – a chance to get up close and learn about these wonderful little mammals. Talks held daily (times may vary).|
|Skeleton Exhibition – Our Orthopaedic suite has a live feed to our x-ray machine along with lots of amazing wildlife skeletons on display; everything from a tiny bat to a mute swan and muntjac deer!|
|Gift Shop – Lots of lovely gifts are available to buy, with all profits going towards the lifesaving work of the hospital.|
|Red Kite Flight Aviaries & Education Centre – A great opportunity to see these majestic birds. You will learn all about our experiences and encounters with these magnificent flyers since their return from the brink of extinction in the UK in the early nineties.|
|Viewing Windows into the Hospital – Take a peek into our mammal and baby bird nurseries, where you will see just some of the patients in our care. The animals you can see will vary, depending on the time of year – see our ‘What’s On’ section for more information.|
Become a friend of Tiggywinkles today to receive free admission to our Visitor Centre all year-round. Click here for more information.
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).