We are now taking Christmas orders!

Welcome to Our New Website

We’re the same tortoise centre you know and love, but we’ve just updated our website to a new, mobile-friendly site to make it even easier to order supplies for your tortoise.

The Tortoise Centre is the specialist tortoise section in Wilton Pet Centre based in Bowers Gifford, Basildon, Essex. We are a family run business that has been in our current location for 40 years.

We specialise in the sale of high-quality, UK captive bred tortoises and everything you need to keep them fed, sheltered and warm.

We have a well-stocked shop that we’d love you to visit and an online shop for those who can’t make it to us.


Our shop is open and delivering as normal. 

Please wear a mask when visiting our shop and use our sanitiser before entry. 


Our tortoises are delivered by Walkers Transport to your chosen address in England, Wales and Scotland (South of Aberdeen) every Thursday and every Friday North of Aberdeen.

If you live in Ireland, our tortoise delivery is every Thursday to a pickup point of your choice. Please see Delivery Info page for addresses.


We are now taking Christmas orders. You can collect from our shop in Essex until 1pm Christmas eve or we offer delivery. 

Our latest delivery date is Thursday 17th December. Our next delivery date after Christmas will be Thursday 7th January.