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Howletts Wild Animal Park

Bekesbourne Lane | Bekesbourne, Canterbury CT4 5EL, England
+44 (0)844 842 4647
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Ranked #8 of 52 attractions in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos
Owner description: Howletts Wild Animal Park is a 90 acre adventure in beautiful ancient parkland that is ideal for great days out in Kent with the entire family. With... more » Owner description: Howletts Wild Animal Park is a 90 acre adventure in beautiful ancient parkland that is ideal for great days out in Kent with the entire family. With the Howletts Passport ticket you can come back time and time again for a whole 12 months. Check out our Passport Events for 12 fantastic reasons to come back and enjoy the adventure again... « less
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St. John's, Antigua
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We'd already visited Port Lympne and were ready to take on Howletts the next day - and it was the right decision. Different to the previous day with the largest elephant herd in the UK, and adoring such majestic animals as we do, that was perfect, graced with the sighting of a baby elephant which the mother brought to show... More

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cyprus
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

One of the best zoos I have ever visited. I went twice because it was amazing. So nice to see all those beautiful animals especially the Siberian tigers, snow leopard, silver back gorillas etc...really an experience I will always remember.

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Reading
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Had a good day here today, although the staff in the ticket office could do with more training as it took us almost 15 minutes to get through the doors this morning and the queues weren't long.... We took our time walking round and taking in all the animals, the 10 week old elephant was especially cute. Large area to... More

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Charlwood, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Excellent day out. Pricing is certainly not cheap but a discounted on-line ticket saved us £20+ although we then had to give up the discount to get an annual pass upgrade, that is slightly disingenuous. Also very confusing when I asked if Port Lympne included in annual ticket as initially told that would cost just over £40 to add but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Today was the first time in a few years that I have been to Howletts and I have to say it was really enjoyable. We had 2 kids with us and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we were all impressed with the number of animals we were able to see. What was nice though was the fact that we got... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

As a whole I would recommend Howlettes, especially in winter time when its so peaceful and you can get amazing views of the animals in all weathers plus exceedingly good customer service. However I would highly recommend you bring your own food and drink, as costs are high despite the small proportions given. Plus selection is quite low, especially for... More

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Now this is what I call a Zoo, no hassle buying a ticket, clean great car park and that's before you even get in!! The Animals look so happy an relaxed they are almost smiling!!! everywhere there are flowers its looks fantastic, Its look more like a Hotel for animals than a Zoo, the care they have taken to make... More

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West Byfleet, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We took our 2 yr old son on the 8 Jul 14. What a great day out!! the zoo is clean well planned out and huge. We spent the whole day there and still felt we could have stayed longer. There is a genuine sense of species conservation here as opposed to some other zoos, with the Gorillas and Elephants... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had a great day out at howletts. There was lots to see and do so with talks and demonstrations throughout the day on different animals. We managed to spend nearly 5 hours there. What was even better was since we travelled by bus from Canterbury we were able to use the 2 for 1 voucher which is available to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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49 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great day out at Howletts, plenty to do and see. I recommend that you spend several hours here. Their annual gold pass is good value for money as you visit as many times as you want. The animals look good, some are quite old so they do look tired and thin but that is natural in animals of old age.... More

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