The Big Cat Sanctuary

'protection is our passion'

The Big Cat Sanctuary

The Big Cat Sanctuary is set in the heart of the countryside at Smarden, in Kent.

The peace and tranquillity of the site provides a sanctuary and excellent conditions for the successful breeding of the beautiful, yet endangered cats both large and small within the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme.

To raise much needed funds the charity relies on donations and specialised experiences, including Ranger for the Day, Big Cat Encounters, Photographic Workshops, Overnight Big Cat Safari Experience and Big Cat Adoptions.

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Support BCS with a TWLotto ticket

The TW Lotto is a weekly lottery that directly supports local good causes and community initiatives.

If you buy a £1 TWLotto ticket 50% is donated to us, here at The Big Cat Sanctuary.

This weekly draw has a top prize of £25,000 and you help our conservation work too!

Tickets can be bought here

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Snow Leopards Yarko & Laila at work, rest and play!


Experience our big cats up close and personal. Our experiences range from big cat encounters, photography to luxury over night stays.

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The Big Cat Sanctuary offer a truly unique setting for all kinds of events including, weddings, team building and corporate.

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