Open Day 2018

The Wildlife Aid Foundation is pleased to announce that our annual Open Day will be held on Sunday 1st July.

Open Day is our biggest fundraising event of the year and we hope this year will be bigger and better than ever before!

The day provides a unique opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the UK’s leading wildlife hospitals.  You will also get to meet some of our volunteers and talk to them about their experiences of looking after sick and injured wildlife.

It also gives us the chance to thank everyone that has supported us over the past year, and hopefully meet some new supporters who will help us with our valuable work.

 

Admission

Admission to Open Day is £4 for adults and £2 for children (under 5’s go in free).  Parking is available in the field on Springfield Drive next to the hospital, kindly donated for the day by KBR Leatherhead.  For those on foot, we are just a short walk from Leatherhead Town centre & train station.

We would respectfully request that visitors do not park in the crematorium; there will be many people visiting their loved ones who have passed away and spending quiet time, so parking will be required for their cars.

 

Times

The day runs from 10 am until 5pm with the last admission to the car park at 4pm.

Tickets for Hospital Tours are available to buy on the day on a first-come, first-served basis.  Tours start at 10.10am and at then at 10 minute intervals throughout the day, with the last tour at 4.20pm.  See section ‘Booking Tickets’ below for more details.

 

Fun & Games

Our founder, Simon Cowell, very kindly gives us his garden for the day, so that we can offer a fun and entertaining day for all the family.  With stalls and activities for young and old alike, you can enjoy a tombola, arts & crafts, photography and much more.  From learning how to make bird feeders to entering our fancy dress competition – there are plenty of activities for children and adults alike!

New for 2018! Kids Fancy Dress Competition! To enter, dress up as your favourite British wild bird or animal.  Simon Cowell will be judging!

There will be plenty to eat and drink too, with our food van and bar, tea and coffee, ice creams and stalls selling cakes, biscuits, jams and preserves…you won’t go hungry!


Booking tickets

In advance:

Entrance tickets can only be purchased on the day.

Tickets for hospital tours will be exclusively available online to members from 9th April to 30th April.  Non members can then purchase them from 1st May.  There is a limit of 2 per person.  Please click here to purchase tickets.

Tickets are just £3 each and under 5’s go in free.

 

CANCELLATION/POSTPONEMENT

If the weather dictates that we need to move or cancel Open Day then we will give as much notice as possible. Please do keep checking this website for updates as we get nearer to the event.