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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
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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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Magical place!😊🐯🦁

Have been lucky enough to be treated to 3 photography workshops at WHF, such a special experience with these beautiful cats. My photos have been different every year! Can't wait... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been lucky enough to be treated to 3 photography workshops at WHF, such a special experience with these beautiful cats. My photos have been different every year! Can't wait to go back in 2017 and hopeful that there may be some new cubs 🦁🐯🦁

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bought my partner a Big Cat Experience for his 30th birthday as a surprise as he loves cats and as we cannot have one thought a big cat experience would be fun for him. We were given a hot drink by the lady at the front desk who explained a member of staff would be with us shortly. Our expert... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't normally write reviews but this was a special day. I took my daughter for a 1 to 1 photographic day. We spent a wonderful day with one of the resident photographers, Alma. Alma and the staff couldn't do enough for us, from when we booked, the early start at 8.30 through to a late finish around 5pm. I... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the big cats for the 1st time in a couple of years. As a sanctuary I found the conditions had deteriorated, same animals, same cages and instead of feeling this was a worthwhile research and rescue centre I felt at best it was an underfunded zoo. I realise money is an issue but these animals do need bigger... More 

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most amazing experience:) The stay from start to finish was exceptional, every little detail had been thought about. Food good, staff very helpful and couldn't do enough for you. The guides Maddie and Freddie were very knowledgeable and clearly are passionate about the animals which made the tours so enjoyable. If only we could of stayed longer. We will... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

My friend and I visited WHF for the first time last Friday, and took part in the Big Cat Tour. The whole day was brilliant. Our tour guide was Tanith, who was really lovely, she was very knowledgeable and was clearly really passionate about the cats. All of the staff were so friendly and welcoming, they clearly wanted to make... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Fabulous place to visit big cats. Staff were very friendly and helpful, lovely lunch and most importantly the animals are obviously well cared for.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Just a brilliant place, well run and just the most wonderful experience. The array of big cats was amazing and the jaguar was incredible. We stayed overnight in one of the lodges and had dinner there. Unforgettable.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Yesterday I went to the Big Cat Sanctuary for a presentation by Giles Clark Director and Simon Jones, CEO, Helping Rhinos. It was a very interesting and moving 2 hrs spent. Before hand all of us who had tickets were able to visit the Big Cats. Being able to walk around the enclosures and see all the outstanding cats is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit this year, this time for the Big Cat Encounter. I spent my visit in the company of Hayley, who was very knowledgeable & very helpful, really enhancing my experience. After viewing & photographing several of these beautiful animals, I had the amazing experience of feeding tigers!!! I can't recommend this place enough, take any opportunity... More 

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