- 261 Ratings
Wild Cats Sanctuary Tour for Kids
See wild cats that have been rescued from all over the world—while you support the sanctuary that has saved them—on this fun and interactive big cats tour for kids.
What You Will Do
- Embark on a one-hour guided tour of this wildlife sanctuary, home to over 70 rescued exotic cats
- Enjoy a family-friendly experience as your children meet resident animals like a pair of playful leopards and a chirping serval
- Visit favorite big cats like lions and tigers, and learn how the sanctuary provides them with the most natural habitat possible
- Support a great cause and learn what you can do to help protect these majestic creatures
Guests may not smoke or bring food into the sanctuary and pets are not allowed.
Closed-toe shoes are recommended.
- 261 Ratings
My daughter had been following Big Cat Rescue on YouTube for months and she was so captivated by what they do and all the cats. For her 9th birthday she wanted to visit, so I made it happen. We learned so much & enjoyed the kids tour very much. I think they have a wonderful mission and I hope someday there won’t be a need to rescue these wonderful cats anymore. But while we do I think this organization is top notch.
Interesting and humane treatment of cats. Very knowledgeable guide. Very interesting and humane treatment of cats. Knowledgeable guide.
Big cat rescue is a place to bring your kids and educate them how to protect the animals. Big cats are not pets, they belong to the wild.
It was very informative and educational. We were able to see a variety of different cats, learn about them and the mission of Big Cat Rescue.
Went on the kids tour. Guide did awesome. Was disappointed we didn't see more large cats. Was explained that it why and understood but wish we knew it going in.
Very informative, helpful and friendly staff. The animals are obviously well cared for and the sanctuary is clean and well kept. Wonderful way to bring attention to the plight of these cats.
Our guides are very knowledgeable and care about what they are doing for the cats. They did a great job explaining in kid friendly words what they do and why they do it. There were a variety of cats to see during the tour and the pathways are shaded.
Guide (from Michigan) was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Guide that drove cart for my mother and aunt made sure they could see and hear everything.
Wonderful tour! So educational for kids and adults. Can't wait to go again!
The tour was fun. I found the environment safe for children, interactive and very educational.
Great opportunity to learn a lot about the big cats!
The tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable, however the woman who was working the desk checking in people was extremely unfriendly!
I learned so much about the horrible treatment of big wild cats around the world and that BCR is doing everthinh in their power to educate people on it and stop the abuse to such precious animals! Our tour guides Steph and Paz answered all our questions and were very thorough with explanations. They are passionate about saving as many cats around the world as possible!
We had a 5 year old, so the only tour we were allowed to participate in was the Kid's tour. It was wonderful!!! Our guide, Ann, was so interesting, and provided a great tour. We would definitely recommend the Big Cat Rescue, it is well worth your time and money. This facility is doing a fantastic job taking care of these animals.
overall it was very good. We are repeat visitors, who for the first time brought a child with us. Kids tour was good. One major complaint was the guide would not ask the people to be quiet, so we could all hear what was being said. You had to be within 3 feet to hear, if you were lucky. I specifically asked her to ask the parents and their children to keep quiet when appropriate.
The tour itself was good! We saw the cats and the guides seemed knowledgeable, plus I appreciate that they make sure that the animals are not bothered by visitor. They also had water stations for people to stay hydrated. One complain is that we had a 3 month old daughter with us and we had to go on Kids tour where content is made children appropriate, therefore not much talk about how the animals got there (no talk about mistreatment, cross-breeding etc), and I believe that we would have had better experience if we were allowed to go on regular tour - 3 month old does not understand what is said and if she is fussy, it does not matter which group she is in, she would disturb people anyway.
Great cruelty-free way to have your kids learn about big cats! I know this place will help foster conservation and a love of animals.
My family from out of town chose Big Cat Rescue for their outing. We took the Kids tour as we had a 7 and a 9 tear old with us. Everyone was interested in the cats as we saw them. I feel that the tour guide could have spoken more directly to the children and perhaps asked them questions to keep them involved but all in all they did really well. Thank you for all you do. Lois McLane
My son and I enjoyed the tour immensely, the tour guide did an incredible job of teaching the little ones the importance of respecting these wild animals for what they are while still appreciating their beauty. A much more valuable lesson than one finds at any zoo.
My 6 year old son loves lions and tigers and other cats and he loved his visit!