Carols With Casper
Join us on Friday 17 December for a very special Carol Service next to Casper and Frosty Discounted admission fees extended throughout December - £4 supplement for Santa visit

CHRISTMAS WEEKENDS Santa's Grotto, Festive Music and much more!

BREAKING NEWS! - We have extended our discounted admission prices for the whole of December so why not take the opportunity to visit us during the festive time and enjoy a warming mulled wine amongst our animal family. What's more Mr and Mrs Claus will be joining us each weekend on the lead up to Christmas so why not bring your little ones along for an affordable and festive winter treat.

Read More

Christmas Weekends & Santas Grotto!

We all love Christmas here at The Wildheart Animal Sanctuary so we are going all out for it with all the festive delights you could wish for! You can visit us any day (except Christmas and Boxing Day) with additional festive activities during the weekends!

During our festive weekends on the 4,5,11,12,18,19 December - you can enjoy a mulled wine as you walk around our beautiful outside venue whilst listening to a variety of local musicians. Sit and watch our big cats toying with their Christmas enrichment or drop by our café for some Christmas fayre. We even have Mr and Mrs Claus in residence, so be sure to add a Santa’s Grotto* ticket to your online reservation!

*Santas grotto £4 supplement

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

What's New?

Carols with Casper

Posted on December 2nd 2021

On Friday 17th of December we’ll be hosting an evening carol singing session on the green from – just across t...

Continue Reading

The Tiger Tombola Is Complete!

Posted on November 24th 2021

We linked up with Airtasker UK this summer to find somebody to make a very special toy for our tigers. Well we...

Continue Reading

Sensational December Admission Prices

Posted on November 5th 2021

Demolition work is well under way ahead of the construction of our stunning new Eco Domes and Primate Rescue F...

Continue Reading