Paths meander through the Woodlands – soft underfoot they blend seamlessly and sensitively with the surrounding vegetation. Acting as a natural guide, the paths provide access for you to explore this exceptionally beautiful, constantly changing environment.
At times, songbirds nest precariously close to people ~ protected as they are by the resident Birds of Prey from their natural predators.
Maturing ponds, a purpose-built wild bird feeding station together with a variety of different nesting boxes throughout the woodland at Rutland Wildlife Sanctuary are in evidence.
Wooden structures provide safe shelter for Wildlife residents leaving minimal footprints when they have fulfilled their purpose. The land soon reclaimed by natural ground cover, flora and fungi.
Dead and decaying wood enables the development of another diverse range of habitats which are in themselves, an age-dependent process.
Step quietly, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of woodland residents such as fallow deer, muntjac, foxes, badgers and other mammals as you explore tracks and trails running through a variety of differing habitats.
Alternatively, sit quietly and listen to the sounds of the woodland come alive around you.
All admissions fees go directly towards the vital care and support of the birds and animals at the Centre.
*Friend Membership offers free individual entrance only – other guests joining you are subject to normal entrance fee charge
10am – 3pm (Gates close at 4pm)
Daylight hours allowing *
*During inclement weather please call ahead of your visit to confirm the Centre is open – 07778 152814
Summer Opening Hours
10am – 4pm
(4pm last admission ) Gates close at 5pm
Hours 5pm – 7pm
(5pm last admission) Gates close at 8pm
Day/evening visits and guided tours available by appointment. Please call Chris on 07778 152814
FREE PARKING on site
For your own comfort, please bring appropriate clothing / footwear
There is wheel-chair access to the Reception area and the surrounding aviaries. However, please be aware the woodland trails may prove more challenging due to the natural environment.
Please note :
Pre-booking is required
for our Falconry Courses to avoid disappointment.
Deposits on ALL Bookings are non-refundable.
Cash Only due to not having card facilities
Sorry – No dogs permitted