Learning and Events

Our learning programme for schools, Wildlife Academy school holiday activities, adult courses and special events aim to engage and inspire a love for British wildlife

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Found an Injured Animal?

In an emergency, you can call us on 01278 783250 but please see our helpful guide on how to help injured wildlife and what you should do.

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How You Can Help

There are many ways you can get involved to make a difference and help British wildlife. From fundraising and volunteering to donating gifts in kind and adopting an animal.

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Rescue, Rehabilitate, Release

Happy 2018 to all our supporters and volunteers!

Preventing British wildlife suffering needlessly and inspiring an understanding and love of wildlife and the countryside.

Based on the beautiful Somerset Levels.


Face the Fire

Make this your most challenging sponsored event of 2018! A firewalk is the most inspirational journey you will ever undertake:  a bare-foot walk over red-hot wood embers of around 800 degrees. No tricks, no special effects, just you and the fire. Join us for this inspirational adventure on Sunday 28th October 2018 (postponed from Saturday 17 February … Continued

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Latest Events

View all of the events taking place in and around Secret World Wildlife Rescue. Get involved!

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Wildlife Course 2

10:00 am – 4:30 pm February 25

Secret World Wildlife Rescue

This wildlife course will discuss how to handle animals in a safe and responsible way, using appropriate protective equipment as necessary.  Attention to hygiene is important, both to protect ourselves and to avoid spread of infections to animals and between animals. We will discuss how to organise animal accommodation to make cleaning safe and easy, … Continued

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Volunteer Recruitment Day - Thursday 1 March - Morning Session

9:30 am – 12:30 pm March 1

Secret World Wildlife Rescue

If you have thought about volunteering and would like to find out more before committing to a regular activity, book onto one of our volunteer recruitment events.   The volunteer recruitment day is a three hour session, morning or afternoon, where you get shown how the centre works, from rescue to release, the opportunities that are available and get to … Continued

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Secret World News

Latest News from Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Hearts melt as otter cub rescued

Rescued orphaned otter cub makes hearts melt at Secret World Wildlife Rescue
A tiny otter cub was rescued on Saturday (10th February) in Bridgwater, Somerset by Secret World Wildlife Rescue – the charity’s first otter cub of the year.
Hidden in reeds, the young cub had been calling for its mother since 5am, but its calls were becoming weaker.
Being only too aware of the bitterly cold weather and how long the cub had been calling, Laura Benfield, Head of Animal Care at Secret World, went with animal carer Sarah Tingvoll to assess the situation and rescue her if necessary. The cub was very feisty when she was rescued with nets but soon became very weak and tired after being left for so long. 

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Love is in the Air for Batty Pair

Love is in the air on Valentine’s Day for a rare grey long-eared bat which was rescued in October by Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill.
The bat, named Gandalf by rescuers, is about to be released by the RSPCA with a new-found female companion, Merri. Gandalf and Merri were paired up together at RSPCA West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Taunton and they will both be released together in the spring. 

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Venue Hire

Nestled in the rural grounds of Secret World Wildlife Rescue, the picturesque Bluebell Barn offers a unique location for a variety of events. Whether you are looking for a meeting or training venue or an idyllic setting for your wedding or family celebration, the Bluebell Barn could offer you the ideal package.

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