Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Born Free Events 2016

Blissfields Festival

Blissfields 2015

1st and 2nd JULY 2016
Vicarage Farm,
nr Winchester

Blissfields is a family friendly music festival near Winchester. Born Free Foundation is proud to be back as the chosen charity partner for 2016. Claudio Sillero, Head of Conservation at Born Free will be giving a talk. 

For tickets, please visit

The Big Cat Nap 2016

Big Cat Nap

4 – 10th July 2016

The Big Cat Nap highlights the plight of some of the world’s most beautiful and endangered animals through a range of sleep-themed activities. Why not organize a ‘wear pyjamas to work or school day’ and collect cash from those who take part? Or try a sponsored sleep-in? Male lions sleep for up to 23 hours a day, so you’ll be in good company!

Alternatively take part in our social media fun for the week – enter your sleeping cat photos* and use our hashtag: #bigcatnap! Your feline friend could win our photo competition and be the cat face of our next year’s campaign :)

*No cat = no worrie. We accept all sleeping pets!

Have a look at some Fundraising ideas


Pride in the Park 2016 - Saturday 9th July


With special guests Virginia McKenna and Will Travers! 

Tickets are £55 which includes a 3 course meal, entertainment and celebrity auction with James Lewis.

Email Val for more details and tickets:

Polyanna pickereing Lion Event
Year of the Lion Event with Pollyanna Pickering

Sunday 7th August 2016

Pollyanna Pickering invites you to join her, and very special guest Virginia McKenna at a special open day to mark  The Born Free Foundation’s Year of the Lion to be held in her private gallery:

Brookvale House,
Nr Matlock
Derbyshire DE4 2JJ

Admission to the event will be strictly for ticket holders only. The price of £25.00 includes:

Entry for two people
One copy of a limited edition calendar
Two glasses of wine (or soft drinks)
Light Buffet
Five entries into a prize draw to win an original painting
(Additional calendars will be available to purchase on the day at a cost of £19.99)

Only 100 tickets will be available – early booking is advised!

Book online here  or by phone 01629 558510

Photographic Exhibition – Remembering Elephants

Monday 19th September – Saturday 1st October

La Galleria, Pall Mall, London 

Entrance: free of charge

Remembering Elephants will show the typical story of the life of an elephant from birth to death, using photographs donated by 64 of the world’s top wildlife photographers.

The aim of the exhibition is to promote this incredible life story into a book.  The book will be published in September 2016 and all proceeds will go to fighting poaching.  

Remembering Elephants Launch at RGS

Thursday 22nd September 2016

Royal Geographical  Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR

7:30pm – 10:30pm 

An evening dedicated to elephants and their conservation to mark the launch of the 'Remembering Elephants' book.

Introduced by Virginia McKenna OBE and a presentation of images from the 'Remembering Elephants' book, you will also hear talks by conservationist, Ian Redmond OBE, and multi-award winning photographer, Art Wolfe.

The evening will also include an auction of some of the images from 'Remembering Elephants' book. To purchase tickets click here. 

Go Wild Golf

Go wild golf

Thursday 29th September

Wildwood Golf and Country Club

4th Go Wild Golf Day

It is the 50th anniversary of the film Born Free and we have declared 2016 at The Year of the Lion.  Proceeds from this event will go towards our significant portfolio of critical work to protect lions globally. 

For more details please contact or view the flyer and register here.

Born Free Theatre Trip

Lion king

The Lion King

Wednesday 5th October 2016

Kuoni in association with Born Free invite you to join them to see this award winning musical at London’s Lyceum Theatre. What could be more fitting in our Year of the Lion than a trip to see the beloved film that has been transformed into a spectacular stage production that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. And of course at its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba – the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.

Offer price just £69.50 to include top price theatre ticket, return coach transfers from Dorking and prize ticket draw to win a cuddly lion!

Also opportunity to buy raffle tickets on the coach for the chance to win other Born Free lion-themed merchandise (proceeds raised for Born Free)

To book your tickets please email:

Tickets are limited and will be confirmed once payment has been made.

Pick-up at 4.45pm from Kuoni House, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 4AZ

PLEASE NOTE: The Lion King is recommended for a general audience for ages 6 and up. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted into the theatre.

Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road
, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906

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