St Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital Buckinghamshire
Aston Road Haddenham, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8AF
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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What we offer on a school trip
Young, old and even teenage students are always excited to visit and we have never failed to interest, educate and amaze groups with the British wildlife that lives around us but is seldom ever seen.
As more people are becoming aware of the wildlife around them and the problems they can get themselves into, the number of casualties arriving at our door is escalating. We are therefore delighted that we now have somewhere that schools and interested groups can wander around and learn about the specialist wildlife care available only at Tiggywinkles.
With the aid of education boards, teaching staff, a glimpse at some of our wards through glass viewing windows and interactive presentations we hope to teach others how to preserve British Wildlife for years to come.
All the residents in the Visitor Centre are permanent due to disability and would not survive if released back to the wild, therefore they are very happy to live their lives in the safe, comfortable supervised surroundings of the hospital grounds.
The hedgehog memorabilia museum: a mass of hedgehog history viewing the many ways in which hedgehogs have influenced us over the years from Egyptian time to present day. This amazing site is suitable for all ages.
The baby bird and baby mammal viewing area: This is a seasonal section of the Visitor Centre, during spring and summer you can watch our dedicated staff and volunteers care for these orphaned wild babies. Baby birds are fed every fifteen minutes so you can imagine how busy this room will get (the baby area can only be viewed from behind glass.)
We also have a large range of British Wildlife goodies available in our Souvenir shop. All our staff are more than happy to assist you in this sometimes-stressful area! We will assist the children to locate souvenirs to meet their pocket money or alternatively so that you can bypass that area altogether we offer a selection of gift bags that can be prepared for all price ranges boxed and ready for you to distribute when you return to school. This service also ensures that your student's leave with a selection of suitable wildlife souvenirs and not two mars bars!
cafe: We have a light refreshments cafe serving hot and cold drinks with an outdoor undercover-seated area.
Kids play area and picnic site: Why not take a rest while your younger students let off steam playing in the safe environment of our outdoor play centre.
NEW in 2010 - Red Kite information centre, Red kite flight aviaries and larger classroom area.
For further information visit:www.tiggywinkles.com
If you would like any further information please contact - Tiggywinkles, Aston Road,
Haddenham, Bucks, HP17 8AF 01844 292511 firstname.lastname@example.org
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