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?

Please call our advice line on 01278 783250 if you have any concerns regarding injured wildlife. Please see our helpful guide on how to help injured wildlife and what you should do.

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How You Can Help

Donate now to rescue sick and injured wildlife and give them a chance to return to the wild. From fundraising and volunteering to donating gifts in kind and adopting an animal, you can get involved to make a difference and help British wildlife.

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Rescue, Rehabilitate, Release

Please call our advice line on 01278 783250 if you have any concerns regarding injured wildlife

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






A Second Chance for Wildlife

Dear Friend   A Second Chance for Wildlife In another couple of months Secret World will be buzzing with the arrival of the orphan season, from baby birds needing to be fed every hour during daylight to, even more tiring, baby mammals that need regular feeds through the night as well! However, our Wildlife Release … Continued

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Upcoming Events

Our on-site events and courses allow you to get an insight into the work we do here at Secret World

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Ceilidh/Barn Dance in aid of Secret world

6:00 pm – 10:30 pm February 8

Burtle Village Hall

  Ceilidh/Barn Dance in aid of Secret world When: Saturday 8th February from 6 to 10.30pm (Barn dance starts 7.30pm) Where: Burtle Village Hall, Burtle Road, Burtle, Bridgwater, TA7 8NB There will be a free buffet and a cash bar Cost £20/ticket all proceeds go to Secret world (children in charge of adults free) A … Continued

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Wildlife Course 3

10:00 am – 4:00 pm February 9

Secret World Wildlife Rescue

£45 – £60 Assessment and First Aid in Wildlife Casualties This wildlife course, led by lecturer Liz Mullineaux (Scientific Advisor and veterinary surgeon SWWR), will discuss how to assess and examine rescued animals at admission, as we do here at Secret World Wildlife Rescue (SWWR). This course is for people who have already attended SWWR’s Introduction to wildlife … Continued

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Secret World News

Latest News from Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Secret World’s Wildlife Conference is back for 2020

SWWR Caring for British Wildlife Conference 2020


Following our inaugural conference in 2019 Secret World Wildlife Rescue are pleased to announce details for a follow up event on 29th February and 1st March 2020.  Our theme for this year is making a difference and over the two days we will focus on ways that we, as individuals, can have a positive impact on our wildlife both in the wild and when admitted for treatment, rehabilitation and release.  As was the case for the previous conference, the Saturday will have a focus on conservation with Sunday more focused on wildlife rehabilitation. Feedback from delegates last year suggested they enjoyed both days equally, regardless of their main interests.

Last year’s conference was a success


On Saturday 29th February we will look at making a difference to wildlife in the wild with talks from speakers working in conservation. Mark Jones, Head of Policy at the Born Free Foundation, will open the conference with his personal thoughts on how we can all ‘make a difference’. Back by popular demand will be ‘bat man’ Daniel Hargreaves, this time discussing his involvement in a bat conservation project in Trinidad.


On Sunday 1st March we will look at making a difference to the animals we treat, rehabilitate and release. Frances Baines, a veterinary surgeon with a special interest in the use of UV light will open the day, looking at this often forgotten but essential area of animal management. Other confirmed speakers include; David Couper from RSPCA West Hatch discussing seal rehabilitation and Pauline Kidner, the founder of Secret World, discussing just some of what she has learnt in over 30 years of wildlife rehabilitation.


More speakers will be announced over the next few weeks. There will be an opportunity for interactive discussion with the panel of speakers at the end of each day. For those wishing to stay for both days, there will also be the opportunity to meet for dinner on the Saturday evening.



Early bird rate until the 30th November £70 per day or £120 for both days.

Prices from 1st December £80 per day or £150 for both days.


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Caring for British Wildlife Conference

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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