Over the winter we have redeveloped a quarter of Tilgate Nature Centre into a new Americas-themed zone, our largest project to date.
Visitors can see some of the amazing creatures from North and South America including the colourful flock of macaws, the world’s largest rodent, the capybara, and the strange looking axolotls.
Located in the stunning Tilgate Park , Tilgate Nature Centre houses over 100 different species. From otters to owls, mongoose to mice and parrots to pigs, there are so many animals to learn about, a visit to Tilgate Nature Centre is not to be missed!
To provide an affordable day out that educates and inspires visitors and has great animal welfare at its heart.
What’s available at the Nature Centre?
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for our public talks, displays, competitions and quizzes happening throughout the year.
Interactive experiences including:
For school visits, please go to our Education page .
We participate in international breeding programmes with a number of our animals including bald ibis, Asian short-clawed otters and Utila’s spiny-tailed iguana. We have also been involved in the re-introduction of Fen raft spiders in the UK.
25 March – 28 October: 10:00am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
29 October onwards: 10:00am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)
Last entry an hour before closing
Closed: Christmas Day
Plan your Visit
For more information please visit our Contact Us page .
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Open Mon - Fri 8:30am to 5pm