Big Cat Encounter (Weekdays)

Product code: 11810982

Get one step closer to these magnificent animals at the Wildlife Heritage Centre in Kent

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Step behind the scenes at the renowned Wildlife Heritage Centre in Kent, where you can take the reigns as a Big Cat keeper for the day. You'll be taught all you need to know about the care of these beautiful creatures, and about how the work the Wildlife Heritage Centre are doing to protect and provide for them. You'll even get to the chance to hand feed one of the cats, under the supervision of one of the centre's expert keepers, as well as being given a guided tour of the premises, which are not normally open to the public.
Your session will start with a safety briefing, which is very important when you are about to work with the world's top predators. This is followed by a short presentation on the work of the Wildlife Heritage Foundation, both in the UK and overseas. Next up you'll be guided around the facility and will then move on to the highlight – hand feeding one of the magnificent big cats. It's sure to be an unforgettable wildlife experience. The encounter lasts for around two and a half hours. There will be an opportunity for a few photo mementos as well.

This experience is available at Kent:

  • Kent (South East) - Ashford
Your voucher is valid for 10 months for one person. You are free to contact the supplier to book a date for your experience. Please note: this experience is not available on Mondays. Participants must be aged 16 years or over. You may bring up to four guests, who must be over the age of 14, for a minimum donation of £20 per person. Because you will be working with animals and as this is an outside experience, the program will vary with the season and time of day. Sessions are offered in the morning, afternoon and early evening from May to September, and daytime only for the rest of the year. Sessions are limited and subject to pre–booking and availability. Disabled participants are welcome; the site is accessible to all except in very wet weather when the grass surface may not be suitable for wheelchair users.
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An amazing experience Something I have always wanted to do and I wasn't disappointed. The staff where all very welcoming and passionate about the conservation of wild cats large and small. It's amazing to be so close and to actually feed and touch a real Lion. (which was my choice. I could have chosen a Tiger or any other). Mind you I did stroke a small Tiger - the staff show you how t do this safely, and there is the wire fencing between you. It was so amazing I can't say enough how much of an enjoyable experience is was. xx :) xx 01 June 2014
would recomend It was an overcast day but did not put me off , our guide for the day was Swamppy, what a great lady , full of information clealy a love of all the cat here, was alowed to get up close to the tigers amazing ,feed two diffrent tigers,with chicken and was told how to feed with out getting to close, but the two I feed were soo gentle , what an amazing experiance if you are a big cat lover would highly recomend, this was a gift for my 60th birthday from my loverly daughter and son in law , who also came with me on the day and both loved it , , 31 May 2014
Lovely surprise It was amazing to be so close to the big cats and to hand feed my favourite cats the Tigers. Very personal as we had our own guide who was one of the keepers and was very informative re all the cats. There were only two other keepers walking round each with one to four people and so as our paths didn't cross it made very special as you felt it was a totally personal experience. 13 April 2014
Too good for words I bought this for my other half as he is totally besotted by big cats. we were totally in awe from the minute we arrived. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. We went mid week and felt we had the whole place to ourselves. To get this close and personal with these huge cats is something that I will never forget. To actually manage to hand feed and stroke them is an experience beyond words. Would I recommend? Yes definitely and 2 of our friends have already booked based on our experience. Tip: Make sure you take extra batteries for your camera we came away with hundreds (no exaggeration) of amazing close up pics of these amazing animals. 08 July 2012
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