Visitor Centre

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 are pleased to share our outside trail, bone exhibit, our permanent hedgehogs and the other British species who are living in our centre including red kites, ravens, 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


A Safe Haven for our Non-releasable Wildlife

Set in our beautiful gardens in the heart of the Chilterns countryside, Tiggywinkles Visitor Centre is home to some of our permanent animals who cannot be returned to the wild. So a blind hedgehog or 3-legged deer can live here in near-natural conditions, where they can be health-assessed regularly so they can live out the rest of their lives in safety.



There's always lots going on in our busy Visitor Centre, to find out more click below!



The centre allows visitors to see some the work we do firsthand and learn about the history of the Hospital, the type of animals we treat and some of the innovative techniques we employ.



The Visitor Centre is open to everyone to provide
education and information on our specialist work.



We also welcome group visits and are happy to organise tours and talks for all ages, tailored to your group’s needs and interests.


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 on this page.

Become a Friend

When you become a Friend you will receive:

Membership Card
Three Newsletters each year
Wildlife Fact Sheets and Chronicle
Fridge Magnet or Pen
FREE entry to our Visitor Centre
FREE Les Stocker Book “Something in a Cardboard Box” when paying by ongoing Direct Debit or FREE Les Stocker Book “Wilf the Smallest Badger in the World” for Under 16’s when paying by ongoing Direct Debit

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