The Aspinall Foundation

The Aspinall Foundation

We are a registered charity that is actively involved with several projects that incorporate a diverse range of conservation activities both at our Kent based Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks, in addition to well-established overseas projects

What We Do

What We Do

Our main spheres of conservation-based activity include captive breeding, education, ecosystem management, local community education projects, capacity building, habitat surveys and the rehabilitation of confiscated wild animals.

A Passion For Animals

A Passion For Animals

The Aspinall Foundation celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2014; the charity that started as a passion for animals has become world renowned for its ground-breaking conservation efforts, helping to protect some of the most endangered animals on this planet.

You may call it crazy but we call it the future

You may call it crazy but we call it the future

"It's not alarmist to talk of possible extinction. But if we act now, act fast, there is a real chance we can save them." Damian Aspinall, Chairman, The Aspinall Foundation.

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Ways To Give

We urgently need your support to continue our work, protecting some of the world’s most endangered species and returning them to safe areas in their natural habitat. Please get involved and raise money in whatever way you are able.

For some great tips on how to raise money and other ways to get involved, download our Ways To Give guide.

Download our Ways To Give guide

Fundraising Events

Taking part in a fundraising events is a fun way to support The Aspinall Foundation and the work we do. Your sponsorship will help us to send animals like Djala the western lowland gorilla back to the wild. You can read more about our Back to the wild work on our conservation page.

The Lion King
£12 per person

The Lion King Open Air Cinema - SOLD OUT

By popular demand, The Aspinall Foundation in association with Port Lympne Reserve and The Open Air Cinema Company are excited to bring you another outdoor screening of The Lion King. This screening takes place on the vast grasslands at Port Lympne Reserve so you can enjoy this film whilst sitting on picnic blankets with your family. You can come and enjoy an evening of film for just £12 per person, so why not come and see some of the creatures that live at Port Lympne on the big screen!

When: Friday 12th August 2016 – Showing at 8pm

Where: Port Lympne Reserve, CT21 4PD

Jurassic Park
£12

Jurassic Park

Following on from the success of Dinosaur Forest at Port Lympne, The Aspinall Foundation in association with Port Lympne Reserve and The Open Air Cinema Company is delighted to bring you another exciting evening showing of the original Jurassic Park. Taking place on the vast grasslands of Port Lympne Reserve, we are inviting you to bring all the family to enjoy this event. Bring your picnic blankets, sit back, relax and enjoy the film. Tickets for this film are £12 per person and can be purchased online here. Book early to avoid disappointment! 

When: Saturday 20th August 2016, 8pm
Where: Port Lympne Reserve, Kent

Port Lympne Challenge
From £15 

Port Lympne Challenge

This is an all new event for 2016 which will see runners taking to the paths around Port Lympne Reserve, you will experience the sights and sounds of the park waking up for the day. You will run past enclosures of our gorillas, rhino and tapirs all whilst raising money to support the ongoing work of The Aspinall Foundation. Click here for more information.

When: Saturday 18th June 2016
Where: Port Lympne Reserve, Kent

Family Open Air Cinema

Family Open Air Cinema - SOLD OUT

The Aspinall Foundation in association with Port Lympne Reserve and The Open Air Cinema Company is delighted to bring you an exciting evening showing of The Lion King. Taking place on the vast grasslands of Port Lympne Reserve, we are inviting you to bring all the family to enjoy this event. Bring your picnic blankets, sit back, relax and enjoy the film. 

When: Saturday 30th July 2016, 8pm

Where: Port Lympne Reserve, Kent

Drive-In Open Air Cinema
£35 per car

Drive-In Open Air Cinema - SOLD OUT 

The Aspinall Foundation in association with Port Lympne Reserve and The Open Air Cinema Company is excited to bring you an exciting evening showing of Dirty Dancing. This event takes place on the open grasslands at Port Lympne Reserve. This event will allow you to experience the film from the comfort of your own car, sit back and enjoy the film! Tickets for this film are £35 per car (up to six people) and can be purchased by clicking this link. Book early to avoid disappointment!

When: Saturday 17th September 2016, 6pm

Where: Port Lympne Reserve, Kent

The Aspinall Foundation is a charity

The Aspinall Foundation is a charity. We need your support to help us continue to protect rare and endangered species.

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Volunteer

Volunteer

We are always looking for volunteers to assist us in any way possible. We have many people who volunteer at Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks, Kent and with our charity The Aspinall Foundation. However you would like to support our charity we will find the right role for you.

Give as you Live

With Give as you Live you can raise money for us, for free - just by shopping online!

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Conservation Captains

There are many wonderful ways in which people have raised money to help the endangered species in our care. Each one of these special supporters is now a 'Conservation Captain'. Have you got what it takes to be a Conservation Captain? All these people had it...

Kilamanjaro Challenge

Jamie Cox completes the challenge of a lifetime for The Aspinall Foundation

Three Peak Challenge

Supporter Daniel Roberts takes on the Three Peaks Challenge

Beachy Head Marathon Runner

Ben Geering completes a 'Marathon challenge' for The Aspinall Foundation

Love of tapirs raises £150

Caitlin raises money to save her favourite animal

'Movember' Raises Money for Animals

Supporter Matthew Pryor takes on the 'Movember madness'

Spacehopper Girl Bounces for Gorillas

Emily Hodgson bounces for conservation

Screwball Fundraisers Race Across Europe

Cabbing it through Europe for The Aspinall Foundation

Birthday Present Giving

Freddie donates his presents to the animals

One BIG Mile Challenge

Family challenge to raise money for Aspinalls