Tiggywinkles Visitor Centre
Look through the glass into bird and mammal nursery wards in the hospital. Find out all about the hospital, the patients and their treatment on education boards dotted around the gardens. Wander round the world's first Hedgehog Memorabilia Museum, watch the foxes in their permanent enclosure or visit the Red Kite viewing area and education centre. Try to catch a glimpse of one of the resident badgers or see the deer in the recovery paddocks. The animals live as natural a life as possible, so don't be surprised if they do not come out to visit.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Lift can only take standard size mobility scooter, no Braille guides
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open Easter-Sep, daily 10-4; Oct-Easter, Mon-Fri 10-4
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About the area
Buckinghamshire is a land of glorious beech trees, wide views and imposing country houses. Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli savoured the peace and tranquillity of Hughenden Manor, while generations of statesmen have entertained world leaders at Chequers, the Prime Minister’s rural retreat. Stowe and Waddesdon Manor are fine examples of even grander houses, set amid sumptuous gardens and dignified parkland.
The Vale of Aylesbury is a vast playground for leisure seekers with around 1,000 miles (1,609km) of paths and tracks to explore. Rising above it are the Chiltern Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering 308sq miles (798sq km). They are best appreciated in autumn, when the leaves turn from dark green to deep brown. In the southeast corner of the Chilterns lie the woodland rides of Burnham Beeches, another haven for ramblers and wildlife lovers. Although the county’s history is long and eventful, it’s also associated with events within living memory. At Bletchley Park, more than 10,000 people worked in complete secrecy to try and bring a swift conclusion to World War II. Further south, an otherwise unremarkable stretch of railway line was made infamous by the Great Train Robbery in the summer of 1963.
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