Leaping Leap Year Lynx – February Half Term
10th-18th February 2024, 10am-4pm

Leap into the fascinating world of Lynx this February Half Term and discover an immersive world of feline adaptations, behaviours and facts.
As you may know this year is a Leap Year, so to recognise this special occasion we will be celebrating our extraordinary ‘Leaping’ Lynx – Daenerys, Nymeria and Tyrion. Did you know that Lynx are able to leap almost 2 metres into the air to catch their prey?

Join us for some Leaping Lynx entertainment….
·       Take part in our interactive and immersive Lynx Activity Trail*
·       Enjoy arts and crafts in our Education centre
·       Enjoy our animal talks, including our NEW Lynx talks

Leaping Lynx Sanctuary Trail*

Winding its way around the Sanctuary, follow our Leaping Lynx Activity Trail and find out amazing facts about our Lynx. What makes these tenacious creatures so fascinating? Their webbed paws, their Lynx-eyed vision and so much more!

*A small donation of £2 is required

Arts and Crafts

Pop down to our Education Centre and colour in your own beautiful Lynx, or cut, stick and build your own paper Lynx to take home!

Leaping Lynx Talk Schedule

Don’t miss out on our Leaping Lynx Talks – these are new on our schedule for Half Term! Our walk-through Lemur Dome also has two tours every day throughout half term.

10:35Lemur Dome Tour
11:00Monkey Talk
11:45Leaping Lynx Talk
13:30Lemur Dome Tour
13:50Farm Encounter
14:00Big Cat Talk – Lions or Tigers
14:30Reptile Close-up Encounter

And more….

Our new Crayfish Conservation Centre is now open to the public, where you can learn all about the White-clawed Crayfish and our efforts to protect this endangered species.

You can check out the new wobble bridge for our tigers Natasha and Zoppa, which stretches out across their pond and provides them with a fun source of exercise!

And if your little ones fancy getting a little dirty – come and enjoy our mud kitchen and large playground.

Have you heard about our Tiger Cubs and Mums Club? The next session is taking place on Wednesday 14th February 10:00-11:30, during Half Term!

We also have Wildheart Holiday Club for children aged 9-12 years taking place on Thursday 15th February 09:00-12:00. Book your space online now by emailing discovery@wildheartanimalsanctuary.org.


Enjoy some Tasty Treats from the Wildheart Café with fabulous views out over Sandown Bay.

Leaping Lynx Adoptions

And don’t forget, you can adopt one of our incredible lynx online and help us to give them the chance to live a life they truly deserve, away from any harm, and in complete tranquility for the rest of their days.

Parking charge for Sanctuary visitors is £3 – please see the boards in our car park.

Registered carers go free, proof of registered carer status needed.
Children under 3 years go free.