Renowned nature lover and TV presenter Bill Oddie is to share his passion for wildlife at our Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre near Hastings, East Sussex on Saturday (August 10). 

Bill Oddie at Mallydams Wood © RSPCAOur vice president will be taking part in a question and answer session at the centre’s annual Open Day, their biggest fundraising event of the year. He will also officially open a new aviary dedicated to birds which are part of legal cases.

Bill Oddie said:

“It is proof of how much I enjoy Mallydams that I keep coming back!


“There is so much going on there. Wildlife in the woods, “rescue” animals and birds being cared for and recuperating before being set free again.


“Conservation projects, workshops and education. And above all, people. Staff, volunteers, visitors, school-children, students, and even people of my age (whatever that is!). So much going on. So much being done.”

It is important to teach people about wildlife

The aim of the day is to open doors to the public so they can see the wildlife centre and find out all about the important rehabilitation and educational work which is carried out there.

It will include family-friendly activities, tours of the wildlife centre and woodland walks. There will also be a BBQ and refreshments and a range of stalls planned for the day.

Centre manager Bel Deering said:

“We’d love to see all our supporters at the open day and also meet some new ones. It is brilliant Bill will be here to share his passion for nature and we hope to get him exploring the creatures found along many woodland trails.


“As well as rehabilitating wildlife, it is important to us to play an educative role by sharing our work with the public and in teaching people about wildlife.


“Above all, the day is about demonstrating the work that the RSPCA does and having fun in a good cause.”

Gates open at 10.30am until 4pm. There will be ample free parking in Mountain Field, Peter James Lane as well as disabled spaces actually at the centre. Entrance fees are adults £2.50, Children/Senior Citizens £1.50, Under 2s free and Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £7.00.

Find out more about the work of our Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre on our wildlife centres page.

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