We are not open to the public but you can book an educational and awareness group visit to Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary or we can come to you at your school, organised group, conference, or event. Ideal for groups such as the beavers, cubs, scouts, brownies, rainbows, girlguiding, etc...



  • We do not accept birthday parties, these are educational visits.

  • The sanctuary will be closed for visits from November through February. However, we can still visit you during this period.

  • The educational visits are geared to children of ages between 6 and 14 years.

  • All educational visits to Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary require adults to attend. For groups it's normally 1 adult to every 5-7 children.

  • Please read the description in the visit summary by clicking on the image.  There are more details about the visit and important information.

  • Visits can be booked Monday to Friday 10am-8:30pm and Saturday/Sunday from 11am-5:30pm.

  • Visits to the sanctuary need to be booked while there is still daylight as the entire visit will be conducted outside.  If this is not possible, then everyone attending will need to bring a torch with them. Please visit for seasonal sunset times.


Mo Cansick, Hands On Day Centre, Facebook Recommended Feedback

"Everything amazing 😉 fantastic place for an educational visit . I took my service users to see Martin and the hedgehogs. My service users loved every minute of the experience , Martin was brilliant with them and answered all the questions thrown at him and trust me there were lots and just seeing the look on my service users faces when they were shown where the hedgehogs live and their habitat was just brilliant . I will definitely be going back in the near future with our little group (Hands on day centre) HODC. Thank you Martin and the hogs you certainly gave our little group lots to talk about and the respect they have for wildlife is amazing 😉 thank you 🙏 see you all when this is all over and stay safe and massive hugs 🤗 to the hogs. X Mo xx. 5 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️keep up your good work. X"

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It is important to note that the photos you see of hedgehogs on this website are taken while a hedgehog is in rehabilitation and DO NOT reflect the natural habit of a wild hedgehog. They are nocturnal.

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