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Amazing animal experiences

Calling all animal lovers! We have some incredible wildlife destinations available in our 2016 Day Excursion and Coach Holiday’s brochures, a great choice for anyone who has a passion for all things fluffy, scaly, feathery or slimy!

You can find all information about our destinations on our website.

Big Cat Sanctuary
If you are a lover of our feline friends, then this is the purr-fect experience for you!

Residing in 32 acres of flourishing grass land located in Kent, is the Wildlife Heritage Foundations’ Big Cat Sanctuary, home to 51 majestic cats including leopards, tigers, lions, cheetahs, pumas and jaguars!

Tiger in Water
The successful breeding of these stunning animals is a result of the outstanding conditions and restful habitat provided by the WHF, a vision of Peter Sampson whose determination and enthusiasm for the cause has always been reflected in their mission statement to be recognised and respected as being a centre of excellence for endangered big cats.

There are plenty of exciting experiences available such as Photographic Workshops, Ranger for the Day, Big Cat Adoptions and the Big Cat Experience (you can find out more about our Big Cat Experience holiday here)

Find out more about events taking place at the WHF Big Cat Sanctuary!

Marwell Zoo
A trip to Marwell Zoo is the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with the wonderful examples of the natural world with an incredible 140-acres creating a beautiful habitat for endangered and exotic species from around the globe.

Giraffe Looking into Camera
Experience the animal stars at Marwell Zoo from the graceful snow leopards keeping watch at Roof of the World, to the mighty hippos taking a dip in the semi-aquatic mammal house and the fun doesn’t stop there! You can also enjoy the daily talks and activities, road and rail trains, beautiful grounds and gardens as well as the brand new Wild Explorers, allowing you to experience the African wilderness first hand!

Home to the stars of ‘Monkey Business’ and ‘Monkey Life,’ the stunning 65-acre park provides sanctuary for over 250 endangered and rescued primates, assisting the governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild.

Get up close and personal to the largest group of chimpanzees outside of Africa as well as five different species of gibbon, eight species of monkeys and prosimians as well as three groups of orang-utan of three different species. Monkeyworld is home to Europe’s only Orang-utan crèche, successfully breeding orang-utans as part of the European Endangered Species Programme.


Enjoy educational talks, refreshments in the picnic area or Treetop Cafe and treasure your day forever with a souvenir from the gift shop.

The Hawk Conservancy Trust
This beautiful award-winning visitor centre is set in 22 acres of woodland and wildflower meadow, and has dedicated many years to the fields of conservation, education, rehabilitation and research of birds of prey.

Barn Owl in Flight

There’s plenty to see and do at the Hawk Conservancy Trust, from educational talks introducing you to different species of birds of prey to the breath-taking flying displays taking place in three different arenas! If you’re visiting with little ones, don’t forget to swing by the adventure playground, or find out more about the additional activities on offer during the school holidays and weekends.

Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary
Meet the friendly donkeys of the Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary, discover their unique personalities and make a friend for life!

Over the last 45 years, The Donkey Sanctuary has made a great impact by transforming the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide, a result of the drive and belief of Founder, Dr Elisabeth Svendsen MBE, a vision and passion passed onto to the staff, volunteers and partners worldwide.

Donkey GrazingEnjoy beautiful picnic areas, nature centre, treasure hunts, walking trails and more!

All of these wildlife experiences are available through Woods Travel Ltd and can be found in our Day Excursion brochure! To request yours call our hotline on 01243 871666.

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