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Wingham Wildlife Park

Address: Rusham Road, Wingham CT3 1JL , England
Phone Number: 01227 720 836
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Wingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Wingham Wildlife Park is set within 26 acres in which we display over 200 different species...
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Wingham Wildlife Park is set within 26 acres in which we display over 200 different species... That is more than any other zoo in Kent! Including some species not seen anywhere else in zoos in the UK, Europe and even the world! As well as the all important animal collection we have 2 large play areas (both indoors and outdoors, making them fun all year), 2 restaurants (although one may be shut in the winter season) and a wide variety of animal talks, encounters and experiences!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I live close to Wingham wildlife park so visit frequently with my grandchildren. We have bought annual passes which are amazingly good value and enable us to visit at any time. The park is well looked after and the animals well cared for. There is a brilliant indoor play area for wet days which is perfect for smaller children as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I bought the penguin experience for my then boyfriend. He didn't come in the end so I went with a friend. The girl told us all about them, they were hatching I think at the time. She told us about each penguin in there and we fed them. My friend and I never realised how 'hard' they look and feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We stopped there on our way back to France. A bit difficult to find, but we have been happily surprised ! Really a lot of wild animals! Lions, tigers (that you can feed!), snakes, pinguins. A really good moment! Possibility to eat. The complete tour of the park will take you at least 2 hours (check opening times on website).

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I visited the park a couple of days ago (in January) with my boyfriend, and as a BSc Animal Conservation and Biodiversity student at university, I was absolutely disgusted at what I saw: - Moudly enclosures (the wooden parts of them)! - Overpopulated enclosures, some were way too small for the amount of primates kept in, I wouldn't even advise... More 

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Wingham W, Public Relations Manager at Wingham Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Dear TDixon, Thank you for coming to the park, I am sorry that you were not happy with the park however we have some problems with the points you have raised - especially since I personally came to see you on your way out after you had requested a refund. When I saw you I expressly asked you what the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We bought the annual pass for the park, and cannot fault the variety of animals to see. There's a decent outdoor play area and a large indoor soft play centre. The biggest problem is the cost of the annual pass and the obvious underinvestment that doesn't tally with the cost of the passes. They have made some improvements without shutting... More 

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Wingham W, Public Relations Manager at Wingham Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Dear Stephen V, Thank you for taking the time to review the park, and I am sorry to hear that you will not be renewing your season ticket. I am glad that the two play areas and the selection of our animals. I am very disappointed at your reason however for not renewing. Especially as a returning visitor I cannot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We visited in November and were very lucky with the weather. What a wonderful place. Most of the animals were active and looked so healthy and happy. Even the Reptile house was busy with life. Usually Reptiles are asleep and hard to find through dirty windows. Not here, it is beautifully set out and the keepers could not be more... More 

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Wingham W, Public Relations Manager at Wingham Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Dear Valerie T, Thank you for taking the time to come and visit us during your trip to Kent, and reviewing your experience. The reptile house is a very popular part of the park, especially since a lot of other zoos are making their reptile collections smaller. The cost of keeping them is the main factor for this, but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Some zoos are too large for little children: they never get close to the animals or really enjoy the zoo experience. Which is why we love Wingham so much. We've been coming since my girls were 2 and newborn, and have watched the zoo grow and develop. It now has a large barn with softplay and cafe which we have... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I am a massive fan of all things reptillian and it was a great experience to see so many varied snakes and lizards. especially ones that were soo healthy and happy. Will be visiting again in 2015 to see them again !!! :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

One of those places that's not too big and not too small. When I visited, they were constructing a new visitor centre on a site that has grown over the years and has become very popular. Quite an array of wildlife are on show and the opportunity to walk amongst the Lemurs and Penguins adds to the special atmosphere of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Well what a top little find and thanks to info from previous reviews we found this little gem easily on route to a windy beach walk at Whitstable. Great range of animals. Early visit meant they were all up and about and excitedly feeding on their various breakfasts. The enclosures are sensitive to the needs of the animals whilst ensuring... More 

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