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 **

Apr 2021 - We are open again!

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

Book your tickets here:

£5 adult     £4 child/concession (children 3-16, oap/carers)
Under 3s are free (you do not need to book for children aged under 3)

Be sure to read the T & C's on the website before booking

No groups larger than 6
One way system in operation

No re-admittance to sanctuary (but you’re welcome to wander around as many times as you wish)
You only need to select the date you wish to visit,
you can then arrive anytime between 11am -3:30pm on your choose date.

You will get PayPal confirmation of your booking but you do not need a ticket.
Just give your name at the admission window.
We can't wait to see you !

Gift options
Details for animal sponsorship


Due to the government restrictions still in place, we are unable to provide experiences, talks or displays either at the sanctuary or at alternative venues. A small selection of our birds will be flown sporadically throughout each day, but due to the required social distancing, there will be no set times or format. The birds will be flying for their own exercise but of course you are welcome to chat to keepers.

if you have a voucher for a bird of prey experience, these have been automatically extended. your vouchers are now valid for 12 months from when we are able to start experiences again. we do not currently know when this will be, but it will rely on social distancing no longer being required.

March 15th 2020.
Due to the onging refurbishment of the old reptile area and replacing the buildings lost in the 2019 fire, 4 of our reptiles and our wild / Savannah cats are currently not on view. Your understanding is appreciated.

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.