Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre
Telephone: 01785 850379
Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre is a small rescue sanctuary.
You can visit and see all of the animals. See our residents playing, climbing, squawking, flying and relaxing. Learn about their lives and why they are at Gentleshaw. As a registered charity, your admission fee helps us to care for our rescued residents.
Flying displays daily from Easter until October give you the chance to see some of the birds of prey in action and for the really brave you can purchase a bird of prey experience and meet the birds up close.
Experiences must be pre booked, contact for info. Plans subject to weather and change call to confirm.
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It may be worth checking out Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
Open 7 days a week during school holidays, Closed Tuesdays during term time.
Open: 10:30 am Close: 4:30pm in the Summer and 4pm close in the Winter.
Gentleshaw is based at a Garden centre which sells snacks, ice cream, drinks and has a small Deli There is also a tearoom on site serving hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks as well as yummy cake. Honey suckle tearoom: 01785 851174.
Vegetarian options, salads and low fat snacks available.
"Can I have one of those?"
Souvenirs from 50p. Puzzles, cuddly toys, pencils, posters, magnets, key rings etc.
"i need a wee"
Disabled toilet and baby changing facilities within garden centre.
and baby come too...
Cafe will warm milk if requested. Tearooms should be contacted separately for details.
"are we there yet?"
Eccleshall is just 10 minutes from Junction 14 of the M6. Simply follow the signs for Eccleshall and then follow the brown tourist signs. Situated at Fletchers garden centre.
...got any top tips?
Although a small area is undercover, we are mostly outside so you may need a brolly. We have some you can borrow and our footpaths are not muddy. Bring a camera too! We are wheel and push chair friendly. Path ways are wheel chair friendly.
Prices & Admission
Admission to the wildlife centre is from £4 per adult and from £3 for children and OAP.
(Children under 3 get Free entry).
An activity pack for children (costing 70p) is now available.
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