British Wildlife Centre


We’re in the heart of the East Surrey countryside and home to the finest collection of native wildlife in Britain with over 40 different native species, from tiny harvest mice to magnificent red deer.

A fantastic day out for all the family.

A REAL natural history experience.


Mobility and/or building
  • Wheel Chair Accessible venue
  • Wheel Chair Accessible Entrance

Visitor Centre Access: The Visitor Centre (which houses the admission desk, coffee shop and gift shop) is on ground level. The entrance is by double doors, with a ramped threshold and no steps. 

Essential Carer Concession: A carer assisting a wheelchair user is admitted free of charge. Other essential carers are admitted free on production of a letter or card proving registered carer status. 

Wheelchair Use: Visitors are welcome to bring their own wheelchairs and electric buggies for use at the Centre. We have one manual wheelchair which you may borrow. Use of the wheelchair is free of charge, but please call-in advance to ensure it is available. Booking is on a first come, first served basis, and cannot be guaranteed. 

Internal Areas: All internal areas (Visitor Centre, The Barn, The Hedgerow and Lecture Theatre) are on ground level with step free access. 

Disabled Parking & Drop-off
  • Blue Badge
  • Designated Disabled Parking

5 designated disabled spaces close to the Visitor Centre

  • Accessible Toilets
  • Grab/Drop Down Rails
  • Baby Changing Facilities

There is a unisex accessible toilet located outside the Coffee Shop with a ramped access. This has a horizontal handrail to the left of the toilet and a vertical handrail to the right. Vertical handrails are provided to the right of the basin and the hand towel dispenser. This toilet includes a baby changing unit.

  • Paths

External Areas: Outdoor areas of the Centre are step free. Paths are smooth tarmac plus two wooden boardwalks. The areas immediately surrounding the animal enclosures are gravel, but good views of the animals are afforded from the tarmac path. The two picnic areas are on grass. The picnic area in front of the Visitor Centre has a steep access gravel path and is inaccessible by wheelchair.

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Eastbourne Road, Newchapel,
Lingfield, RH7 6LF

This page was last updated on 04 Apr 2023