Join us during the half term holiday as we celebrate the Chinese New Year - the year of the tiger!

JANUARY CLOSURE The Sanctuary will be closed in January

The Sanctuary will be closed during January while we carry out essential maintenance on our cafe, kitchen and and shop. We apologise for any disappointment but will be back bigger and brighter than ever before you know it.

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Tafkap and Xirus Settling In Well

You will all be delighted to know that our new Servals Tafkap and Xirus are settling in well at the sanctuary, their new forever home. They arrived with us on the island just before Christmas and we know some of you have enjoyed getting the first few glimpses peeking through the windows in to their bedrooms. How adorable are they? They are currently in their mandatory quarantine period so restricted to their bedrooms and yard area but are getting more and more confident every day. They will be enjoying and exploring the full delights of their new habitat when we reopen in February and we can't wait to introduce you to them properly.

BOOK Tickets Online

We recommend booking admission in advance to avoid disappointment for holidays and weekend dates especially. In order to comply with safety regulations we are still working to a cap on numbers, social distancing measures in place and we request you do not visit if you have COVID-19 symptoms. We very much look forward to seeing you in our outside venue for a COVID secure visit.

If you have any questions or queries please contact

ADOPT one of our animals

If you have a particular soft spot for one of our animals, then you can make sure we give them some extra special attention by buying an annual adoption here. In return we will keep you updated on their progress and you’ll get a free day out to come and see them in person. If adoption is for you then click on the icon.

BUY or RENEW a Membership NOW

Have you considered buying a membership? By becoming a member of the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary you are supporting our mission to protect vulnerable wildlife and rescue animals from suffering and harm.

As well as unlimited visits to our sanctuary to spend time with our animals and enjoy our grounds, membership allows you year-round free parking right next to one of the island’s best beaches and dog walking hotspots, you can enjoy 10% off all food and drink in the Wildheart Café and Gift Shop and get priority access to our exclusive events. We can also offer you exclusive discounts and offers at Park Dean Resorts on the Island too.

Already a member? We are now digital so you can renew your membership ONLINE!

For more information on memberships click the button to the right.


Why not peruse our online shop for that armchair shopping trip.


During the spring/autumn lockdown we were incredibly humbled by your food donations - and once again we are reaching out to our local communities to see if you can help us again. Our FOOD HUT is situated at the front of the sanctuary and is available for drop off 24/7 contact free.

Fruit and vegetable donations would be gratefully received and we can always use as much as possible of the following:

  • Sweet Potato - Celeriac - Beetroot - Corn on the cob - Parsnips - Blueberries - Pears - Grapes - Plums - Leafy greens such as Lettuce, Pak Choi, Chicory, Kale, Spring Greens - Peppers - Leeks - Spring Onions - Radishes - Sweetcorn (frozen is fine) - Eggs

We really appreciate you continued support and hope that everyone is able to stay safe during these extraordinary times.

Make an online Donation or Fundraise

If you would like to make a donation online, you can do so by using our Just Giving page. Donations can be made directly or, if you are fundraising, then by connecting to our page with your own fundraiser. All monies raised go directly to ensuring the highest quality of welfare for the residents of the sanctuary.

Daily Talks and Presentations

With our friendly team of animologists

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