Things to see and do


  • Hedgehog

    Meet a Hedgehog

    A chance to get up close and learn about these wonderful little mammals.

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    Skeleton Exhibition

    Our Orthopaedic suite has lots of amazing wildlife skeletons on display; everything from a tiny bat to a mute swan and muntjac deer!

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    Gift Shop

    Lots of lovely gifts are available to buy, with all profits going towards the lifesaving work of the hospital.

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    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.

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    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.

  • Badger

    Plus much more!

Become a friend of Tiggywinkles today to receive free admission to our Visitor Centre all year-round. Click here for more information.

Contact Details


Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital
Aston Road
HP17 8AF


01844 292292

(For Visitor Centre enquiries only. Our opening hours and other information to help you plan your visit can be found here.)

Opening Times

We have some exciting news! We will be opening our Visitor Centre on Fridays and Saturdays only from 3rd July! To book tickets click here.

Tiggywinkles Visitor Centre -Covid-19 opening.

Starting Friday 3rd July we will be offering a slightly reduced and altered visit of our centre to ensure we follow all of the government safety guidelines. All entrances will be ticketed (please purchase online, sadly no telephone orders can be taken at this time) and we will be monitoring the flow of the public constantly.

There are areas that are not allowed to be open at this time- the badger viewing, baby bird and mammal viewing, the museum, education room, play area and café will all remain closed until we are instructed that they are safe to open. However we will be pleased to share with you our outside trail, permanent hedgehogs, our bone exhibit and plus other species permanent British wildlife who our living in our centre red Kites, raven, foxes and waterfowl to name a few.

We are very exciting to be re-opening our centre, we have missed the public and our regular members and are delighted that starting with Fridays and Saturdays we will see you all again, from two metres, through a mask, face shield, perspex screen, wearing gloves and an healthy layer of antibacterial skin gel, doesn’t that sound welcoming!

See you soon!

Verity Stocker – Visitor Centre Manager


Monday 1st October – Easter open 5 days a week (Monday – Friday) 10:00am – 4:00pm

Easter Weekend (12th April) – 27th September open 7 days a week 10:00am – 4:00pm




We consider our Visitor Centre accessible to all, with full wheelchair access to all areas. We have a mobility scooter and a wheelchair available for customers to use on-site - this can be reserved in advance to avoid disappointment, please call us on 01844 292292 to arrange.

Our shop serves snacks and hot & cold drinks all year round, with sandwiches and salads available from Easter to October. There is a covered outdoor seating area, a large picnic site and a toddler play area. There is Free parking and limited free coach parking (booking advised).

No professional, semi-professional or flash photography is permitted in the Visitor Centre - with nothing to be published.

There are a number of ways you can help and support our life-saving work.