Hope Nature Centre are unable to assist with animals in need of rescue or re‑homing. Our primary purpose is to provide work placements for young adults with learning difficulties who would find dealing such animals very distressing. The following organisations may be able to assist and/or offer advice:


The Charity operates a rescue, care, rehabilitation and release service for wildlife, 24 hours a day, in and around Wiltshire.

Enquiries: 01980 629470 / Emergencies: 07850 778752


The Little Zoo (based near Bradford-on-Avon) offers a refuge for unwanted and abandoned exotic animals. They may also be able to help with birds of prey, foxes and badgers.

Enquiries: 01225 859967 / Emergencies: 07850 756769


Bath Cats and Dogs Home is a charity rescue and re-homing centre for dogs, cats and small animals in need. They look after Bath, North East Somerset and Wiltshire and are based in Claverton Down in Bath.

Enquiries: 01225 787321


The largest animal welfare charity in England & Wales, aiming to help animals by preventing cruelty, promoting kindness and alleviating suffering by all lawful means. The RSPCA should be contacted to report animal abuse or neglect.

Enquiries:  0300 1234 999


A 24/7 wildlife rescue centre in Cricklade operating 365 days a year. They take in all orphaned, injured or sick British Wildlife with the aim to re-release fit and healthy animals back into the wild. Although out of this area their website has excellent advice and may be able to assist if you have been unable to obtain help from the organisations above.

Enquiries: 01793 751412


Welcome to the Hope Nature Centre, a fun family day out, set in 15 acres of Southwick Country Park near Trowbridge. Come and join us for a spot of Breakfast or Lunch in our Cafe, before exploring our Animal Park. Come and see a variety of animals including; Goats, Sheep, Pigs,  Donkeys and much more. Open 7 days a week so come along for an afternoon of fun.







BA14 9QD

Phone & Email

01225 759075

Mini Golf returns after refurbisment at Hope Nature Centre

Hope Nature Centre are excited to announce our Mini Golf is re-opening on the 15th July 2019! After several months of refurbishment, it's been painted, re-surfaced and we've...

Summer Quiz Trail at Hope Nature Centre

Take on our Summer Quiz Trail, and go on a fact finding mission about animals in our park! For those who complete it, they’ll win a prize! Entry is £2.00 per person, and can...

BBQ & Bounce Event Coming June 29th!

Join us for a day of fun in our Animal Park! We've got 2 exciting bouncy castles, one for the big kids and one for the younger ones, alongside a BBQ.The Bouncy...

5k for Kale – 15th June 2019

5 K FOR KALE is an event to raise money for Kale - a wonderful 14 year old boy from Trowbridge who was diagnosed with a brain tumour last September. Jane received such...

FULLY BOOKED: Father’s Day Breakfast

This event is now fully booked. We hope to see you soon!Bring your Dad for breakfast at Hope Nature Centre and he will receive a large breakfast for the price of a small one...

Lanyards for Annual Passes

Lanyards now available for our Annual Passes, we currently have two different types to choose from, on sale at £2.50 each.  Pick up yours when you next visit us.  Hurry...

Going Green

We are going green at Hope Nature Centre by reducing our plastic waste. We will be serving take away drinks in reusable cups. Buy one of our bamboo cups for £5 and get your...

New Animal Arrivals

At Hope Nature Centre we are excited to welcome some new arrivals to the animal park.  We have some Highland cows, quails, miniature ducks, reeve pheasants and a Kune...

Fresh Eggs for Sale

We have some freshly laid eggs from the hens at Fairfield Farm College, £1.20 per half a dozen. Purchase them from our shop. Hurry whilst stocks last.

Easter Fun at Hope Nature Centre

We've got a whole host of Easter activities happening in April at Hope Nature Centre! From April 6th through to April 22nd, you'll be able to take part in our...