The Roaring Forties

Posted on September 08, 2021


We have joined forces with Vectis 40s Vintage to present The Roaring Forties, a weekend celebration and remembrance of Britain during the Second World War.

Our sanctuary is located in Sandown’s iconic granite fort which had a huge role to play in the British and Isle of Wight’s gallant war effort and we will be bringing our site to life as you have never seen it before.

The Roaring Forties takes place on the weekend of 25th and 26th of September and will be a unique occasion to enjoy visiting our sanctuary while still being able to enjoy spending time with our beautiful animals.

There will be live music of the era, a home guard demonstration, military vehicles, an authentic air raid shelter experience set up in our underground caponier, artefacts, memorabilia and history talks all while Tommy’s patrol the fort walls and perimeter keeping visitors and our animals safe from harm.

Our café will be serving a special war time menu with Chef Webb cooking up a storm in the kitchen while there will be delicious traditional British cakes on sale too.

Between Vectis 40s Vintage and the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary we have a few tricks up our sleeves and there will surprises to delight and amaze over the weekend.

It’s going to be an unmissable extravaganza and we have held our ticket prices and free entry to members so book online now to ensure you don’t miss out although we will still be accepting taking admissions on the day.