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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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Walsall
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143 reviews 143 reviews
28 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Not a fan of zoos as I don't like to see animals caged up, but as we were staying close by we decided to visit with family, including our young grandson. The selection of animals is not that extensive, but the place is well kept and tidy. A lot of the enclosures seemed empty, either that or the residents did... More

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London
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4 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were made to feel welcome from the start with plenty of advice of how to get around - my wife uses a wheelchair - and I have to say the whole place was extremely accessible - and with plenty of shade of what was the hottest day of the year! The animals seemed to be exceptionally content and happy... More

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Very expensive for what it is and the number of animals there. Nice well kept enclosures . Lovely baby elephants worth going just for these. With places like Colchester zoo with greater attractions and proximity to animals we thought the prices was at least double what it should be at howletts

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Very average zoo compared to what we were expecting for that price. Much more expensive than Wingham wildlife park down the road and half as good. Very few animals around, couldn't tell if the enclosures were mainly empty or all the animals hiding on an average summer day? facilities very average, nothing for toddlers to do - just older children,... More

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Belfast
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Came here for a visit with my sister and my girlfriend. Abit disappointed to be honest.I have to say we didn't actually see many animals when we were there and we lapped the site twice. The entrance fee is very expensive but I appreciate a lot of the fee is made up from conservation costs.I just would have liked to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

The most amazing and magical animal parks ever. Concentration is on conservation and breeding plus reintroduction into the wild. Beautiful parks. Clean and very educational. Well worth a visit and please support their work.

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Ramsgate
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

well kept, good paths to walk on, childrens play area good , expensive to get in although the ticket is valid for a year, who wants to keep going there, not me

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I am a wheelchair user (manual wheelchair) some of the pavement was harder going than others with the chair, I cant imagine there being any problem with a electric wheelchair. The enclosures and setting are lovely and very clean with the animals looking happy. The disabled toilet when you first go in is hard as its on a incline but... More

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Wonderful conservation Zoo Park with good facilities. When you read the description of the animals at each enclosure it does have an impact on how humans really are the most descructive animal on the planet,which emphasises the great work that the Aspinall foundation is undertaking and so more than justifies the entrance fee. Then only element of the day that... More

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Good for the children and adults alike, good facilities, not too crowded and not far to travel to. Animals are easy to see and look happy in their environment.

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