Tucked away in the Kent countryside, The Big Cat Sanctuary allows you to come face-to-face with a variety of felines, big and small, adults and cubs. This conservation charity is home to nearly 50 cat species, including some of the world's most endangered ones. Apart from tours, the sanctuary offers a full safari experience with overnight stays in luxury lodges. Adventurous visitors can try their hand at being a ranger for a weekend. Plan to visit The Big Cat Sanctuary during your Smarden vacation using our convenient Smarden trip planner.
The Big Cat Sanctuary reviews
I attended a members day event at the big cat sanctuary and it was very nice as we had talk then a teddy bears picnic here everyone brought a sun bear or others to respresent what Giles Clark had... more »
My husband and I had the most incredible experience on our Big Cat Encounter.. When we arrived we were greeted with a choice of hot drinks while we read some H&S information. We then met our guides... more »
Absolutely fantastic stay from start to finish. We are smitten. Such a well run place and the staff, in whatever job they do are so happy to help and ooze enthusiasm for the place. My husband and I cannot speak highly enough of the joy and happiness this experience gave us. The park is beautifully laid out and exquisitely maintained. Laden with "bee friendly" plants around the lodges was lovely for me to see. The food was 5 star delicious (well done to the unseen chefs) Trust me...this is an experience not to miss. As Arnie says "We will be back"!!!
The Big Cat Sanctuary is only open a few days a year, and books up very soon after tickets go on sale. Amazing close up encounters with lions, tigers, leopards, and many others. Also the famous Maya and Willow from the TV series. Good disabled parking, and level access. However, the site is a mixture of made up and unsurfaced paths which can be hard to push on. For the open day there were portable disabled toilets. Food is available in various tents and cafes - mostly sandwiches and cakes. A gift shop sells big cat memorabilia.
Build a tripTell us where and when you
want to go, we will build
the best sightseeing itinerary
Refine itYou have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
Book as a packageUse our travel agents to get
package savings and hassle free booking
Enjoy your trip!Enjoy our 24x7
Popular things to do in Smarden
Trips to The Big Cat Sanctuary by other users
18 days in Kent BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Royal Tunbridge Wells · Canterbury · Birchington 18 days in Kent BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Sandwich · Dover · Ramsgate 8 days in London BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Tate Modern · The Queen's Gallery · Buckingham Palace 5 days in Battle BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM St Mary the Virgin Church · Battle Baptist Church · Old Town Hastings 34 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA Istanbul · Athens · Nafplio 55 days in Europe, United States, Canada & South Pacific BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS London · Brussels · Auxerre