Date of Adventure: 9 May, 2023

Heard of Tiggywinkles but thought it was just an animal hospital?

Heard of it but thought it was miles away?

Nope and nope. Just a short jaunt across the border into Bucks is Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital, the world’s busiest wildlife hospital, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to take in sick, injured and orphaned British wildlife.

But you can also go and have a wander around: spy on badgers, peak at foxes, take a look at the deer and marvel at the owls and other birds of prey. Oh, and the HIGHLIGHT – take a close up look at a hedgehog!!! It’s little face, it’s paws, my goodness I wanted to take her home. And a little tip: if you walk past a huge heron, it is not a statue, it is very, very real 😳

The playground and ride on toys are great for an energy burst before you head to the animal hospital itself. You can peek very quietly through the viewing windows (no pictures allowed) into the hospital and see the mammal and baby bird nurseries, where you will see just some of the patients housed here. What an experience!!

During school holidays they have interesting talks and animals crafts, keep an eye on their Facebook page.



Adult: £6.90
Children (3-18): £4.90
Under 3’s: Free
Family ticket: £19 (2A/2C or 1A/3C)
10am - 4pm
No booking required
Drinks and nibbles in the visitor centre
Accessible for all
19 minutes from Headington roundabout
Haddenham train station is 1.5 miles away and a 5 minute car journey
Free parking
The details


Aston Road, Haddenham, Buckinghamshire HP17 8AF

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Did you


Tiggywinkles, which specialises in the rescue and treatment of wild animals, was named after the hedgehog character in Beatrix Potter's story The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.

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