Established 1993
(Registered Charity No. 1054685)

** Please be aware, the road layout at Norton Bridge has changed. Instead of going straight on at the Norton Bridge Roundabout, please turn RIGHT for Eccleshall, then left onto the B5026 at the new roundabout. We are currently battling the Highways agency to get our brown sign re-instated **

Sept. 2021 - Booking No Longer Required

We are open!! Support our little charity by visiting us. Lots of lovely faces to see.

£5 adult    
£4 child/concession (children 3-16, oap/carers)
Under 3s are free

To make a donation, please visit the gift page of the website
or paypal to,
your support is most gratefully received

Gift options
Details for animal sponsorship


If you have a voucher for a bird of prey experience voucher that expired between
March 2020 and July 2021, these have been automatically extended from 19th July 2021.
Your vouchers are now valid until 19th July 2022

Please Note: Due to the backlog from Covid we are not currently selling any more vouchers for now. Thank you for your understanding.

As Of November 2015, we have retired our centre diary and instead we will be using facebook to keep people up to date on a more regular basis.

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An activity pack for children (costing £1.00) is available. They can complete this whilst they are visiting the centre.
We accept bank card payments, (credit/debit cards)

Our centre is very wheelchair friendly, having smooth paths around the enclosures and ramp access to the reptile area. A small section of our nature walkway may be unsuitable for some wheelchairs.

Our current opening times 11am - 3:30pm last admission

(sanctuary closes at 4:00).

Sanctuary is closed Tuesdays and 24th December - 10th January

We are also closed on Easter Sunday.

Check out are FAQ area for information on school and group visits & displays, volunteering and other information.

Don't forget to say hello to Gentleshaws canine staff when you visit, Emily, Ginny, Peggy Sue and Murphy are always happy to greet our visitors.