2018 Open Days

The Big Cat Sanctuary is once again holding its annual Open Days to support our welfare, breeding, conservation and education programmes. The usually tranquil site will open its doors to host four days of family fun, with lots of entertainment for all.

Come and visit our big and small cats including Lions, Tigers, Jaguars, Cheetahs, Snow leopards, Pallas cats and our new arrivals.  Also enjoy:

  • Keeper talks
  • Arena and falconry displays
  • BBQ and refreshment stands
  • Arts and crafts
  • A selection of stalls
  • Face painting and bouncy slide
  • Plus much, much more!

Coaches & Minibuses ~ pre-booking is essential,

please contact us on 01233 439150 for details




The Big Cat Sanctuary is a unique location for your corporate day with no two days ever the same, our experienced team will work with you to create an event that meets all of your objectives. You could learn about and design enrichment activities for some of our cats and then watch their reactions; or maybe your day in the fresh air will include the thrill of re-furbishing a tiger enclosure! Perhaps you’d like a more relaxed pace; can we entice you with the option of a champagne reception overlooking our White lion pride; or maybe a Tiger Tea Party?

Our purpose built conference building and large marquee can cater for most size conferences and meetings. We pride ourselves on attention to detail and customer care to ensure that your event, however large or small, runs without a hitch to leave you to focus on your guests and the content of the day.

We’re easily accessible from the M20 and our experienced and friendly staff will ensure your event is the most successful ever!

For more information about our facilities and to discuss your requirements, please contact us.


Only available for wedding bookings on two days in 2018, The Big Cat Sanctuary can offer you a rare and exclusive setting for your wedding and celebrations.

You and your guests would enjoy exclusive hire of the whole Sanctuary, including use of our luxury Lodges, with access to our conservatory dining room overlooking our African Lions, Tiny & Kafara; a choice of holding your ceremony on our White Lion Platform, Founders’ Lodge or larger Garden Marquee;  exclusive guided tours of the sanctuary and the chance for you and some of your guests to hand feed some of magnificent cats, making your wedding day a truly unique and memorable occasion.

To arrange a visit or to discuss how we can help make your wedding  please contact us.

Team Building

Team Building Events at The Big Cat Sanctuary work hand in hand with increasing morale, communication and team work within your organisation.

We provide bespoke and unique packages supporting many team key skills, including motivation, leadership, problem solving and time management.

A key focus for all our events is creating a fun and exciting environment to keep you and your team energised and engaged throughout.

Profits from events go towards our conservation work.

For more information please contact us.