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Wildlife Heritage Foundation

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Address: Marley Farm Headcorn Road | Headcorn Road, TN27 8PJ, Smarden, Kent, England, Smarden TN27 8PJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1233 771915
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Wildlife Heritage Foundation (WHF) is an animal conservation charity and...

Wildlife Heritage Foundation (WHF) is an animal conservation charity and breeding centre of excellence, our main objective is to raise awareness and funds to help big cat conservation projects around the globe. WHF is not open to the public but can be visited by way of a big cat experience. WHf is set in the heart of the Kent countryside in The Garden of England, it is over 35 acres and is home to over 50 cats - we are the largest and most diverse cat collection in Europe. From the World's most endangered Amur leopard to the World's largest Amur tiger to the World's smallest Rusty Spotted cat. And many in between including lions, tigers, pumas, leopards, cheetahs and servals. The specialist experiences we offer at WHF are: An Overnight Big Cat Safari stay in one of our four luxury lodges A Photographic Workshop - individual or group A Big Cat Encounter - Meeting the cats with a chance to feed a cat A WHF Cat Adoption - includes an afternoon visit to meet your cat For up to date information visit our website or follow us on Twitter and FaceBook. Thank you for visiting us on Tripadvisor if you have visited please leave a review to let others know what you thought. Many thanks. The WHF Team.

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Amazing ranger experience

I was bought the Rangers Experience by my wonderful husband as a birthday present and it was the best present I have ever been bought. The whole day was amazing from the moment we... read more

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was bought the Rangers Experience by my wonderful husband as a birthday present and it was the best present I have ever been bought. The whole day was amazing from the moment we arrived. All of the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Our guide Gemma was fantastic, very warm, friendly and knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Words cannot express how wonderful this is. You get to be very close to the cats and to feed them. The rangers are very friendly and knowledgable and the sanctuary is just that, a peaceful place with good enclosures where the animals can just spend their days or be part of breeding programmes to increase the number of endangered animals.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

WHF is only open to the public 4 days a year....Well worth visiting!!!! This was our second visit in 3yrs & this time we took two friends who have never been before. We all had a fantastic day & was topped off by one of our friends winning the raffle to hand feed the one of the lions, a treat... More 

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Thank Nabbtop
Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I bought an encounter experience for my mum as she has always loved big cats and enjoyed the visit we had on the open day this year. We had a fab experience on the encounter...our guide Gemma was lovely and very knowledgeable and it was clear how deeply she cared for the cats. I was able to take some great... More 

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Thank lilrooboo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was given a photo day by my husband for my birthday. Big cat sanctuary Smarden Kent. It was the best day out ever! If you like animals you cannot fail to be impressed, with the care they receive. The care and help I received from one of their resident photographer's, Alma, was outstanding. When it came to lunch which... More 

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Thank Marion D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To visit you need to book ahead as it is not open except for tours by appointment. The facility is incredible with a huge selection of big and small cats. The knowledgable guide takes you around and you can even feed a big cat at the end of the experience. I have recommended the experience to several friends and family.

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Thank H H
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was give a big ranger day as a birthday present and finally got myself to Kent to do it on Friday. If you have any hesitation at all about buying a similar gift for anyone, please just do it. Not least because every time you spend money on one of the experiences it goes straight to the upkeep and... More 

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Strood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the most amazing day getting up close to so many beautiful animals. Chris and Sally were awesome, helpful, funny and informative. Something in your head goes when you come face to face with a Lion up close. Can't wait to do it again.

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Thank Alan2611
Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my mum here for a treat as I know how much she loves tigers etc. We had a lovely day, wasn't too crowded which was nice and got to see all the animals! Mum was in her element with over 11 tigers to see.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went recently for the 'big cat experience' having stayed in one of the lodges last year and fallen in love with the place. It was a fantastic afternoon catching up with some of the cats we saw last year. Our guide around the centre was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and as we were a family group of only three people we... More 

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