Tiggywinkles Visitor Centre

LOCATION

AYLESBURY, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

Recommended by
Visit England Logo

Our View

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.

Tiggywinkles Visitor Centre
Aston Road, AYLESBURY, HP17 8AF
Phone : 01844 292292

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Lift can only take standard size mobility scooter, no Braille guides
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open Easter-Sep, daily 10-4; Oct-Easter, Mon-Fri 10-4

About the area

Discover Buckinghamshire

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.

 

Why choose Rated Trips?

Your trusted guide to rated places across the UK
icon example
The best coverage

Discover more than 15,000 professionally rated places to stay, eat and visit from across the UK and Ireland.

icon example
Quality assured

Choose a place to stay safe in the knowledge that it has been expertly assessed by trained assessors.

icon example
Plan your next trip

Search by location or the type of place you're visiting to find your next ideal holiday experience.

icon example
Travel inspiration

Read our articles, city guides and recommended things to do for inspiration. We're here to help you explore the UK.