Chimpanzee Fundraiser

On 10th August from 6:15pm until 8:30pm we are opening our doors for an after hour peek at what our animals get up to in the evenings with 100% of the money going to support charity work in Uganda with wild chimpanzees and rural communities.

Some of our keepers will be on hand to have a chat with you about their animals and our cafe will be serving food during the evening. You can expect both play areas to be open if the kids want something else to do, however with such a great opportunity who wants to be indoors?

To help maximise our fund raising for our charity we will also have a raffle with prizes including (please make sure to check out all their website links – we really appreciate the help they have given us):

A tour and tasting session for 2 at Chapel Down
A family entrance and guided tour at Canterbury Cathedral
2 (separate prizes of) £25 photo print vouchers at
A Romney Marsh Wools soap, shampoo & lotion gift set
£30 of photo print vouchers with Max Spielmann
A full estate tour and tasting for 2 at Balfour Hush Heath Estate
A 2 course lunch at the Dog in Wingham
A fudge making experience for 2 with Fudge Kitchen
A sequin plush penguin from Ashwood
A toy hamper featuring toys from Ashwood, Deluxebase, Key Craft and Ark Toys
A bottle of prosecco from Bidfood
A half price meal for up to 4 people at the Half Moon & Seven Stars in Preston
A 40cm x 60cm canvas world map from HelloCanvas
4 vouchers for 9 holes on the executive course at Stonelees Golf
4 vouchers for unlimited rounds on par 3 course at Stonelees Golf
£30 voucher for the Penny Theatre in Canterbury
2 cinema tickets at the Gulbenkian Theatre
2 sets (separate prizes) of delicious sauces by Harrington Foods
2 £50 vouchers (separate prizes) for Stones Garden Centre
An off peak 2 night stay in a glamping pod in September at Birchington Vale for 4 people
A £25 voucher for Thais r Us Oriental Grocers in Canterbury
+ more prizes confirmed and waiting to come!

There will also be an auction with lots including:

2 separate wall prints of WWP animals donated by Premier Signs
1 art print by Chris Rose
A plush lion from Ark Toys
A 16 inch x 16 inch tiger canvas from
A giant Toblerone from Lansdell Softdrinks
A VIP after hour tour for up to 10 people with Markus, tailored to what YOU want to see (does not include off show areas)
Art prints from Wild at Art by Hollie Wetherill

To make sure that our younger visitors also have a chance to win some prizes and play some games during the evening we have a few other games with prizes donated by:

AshwoodDeluxebaseKey CraftKeel Toys & Ark Toys

On top of these other games include chances to win free drinks & food at the coffee shop @ sandwich wildlife park as well as SWP animal experiences including a chance to meet the tamandua, porcupine, maned wolves, meerkats, ring tailed lemurs or even the sloth!

Tickets for the event will cost £10 for adults and £5 for children, with these being available at the link on this event. For season ticket holders tickets will be sold at half the price (£5 for adults and £2.50 for children) and are available on site any time between now and the event or at the door on the event date. As we mentioned above, 100% of the ticket sales will go to supporting our charity work which extends to supporting rural communities and wild chimpanzees in Uganda through to helping the world land trust protect the rainforests of Vietnam.

If you want to get involved with a special auction item, raffle prize or maybe you’re a budding musician who thinks this would be a great place for a short performance we’d love to hear from you!