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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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Sheffield
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit to Howletts, and we were not disappointed. The work that The Aspinall Foundation do is amazing, and even though it was a very hot day so a lot of the animals weren't very lively we felt privileged to watch the gorillas; we could have watched them for hours. The elephants were fantastic, especially the baby,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Im not a big fan of zoo's but this place is amazing. The animals lots of space to move around and seems happy and healthy. The place is huge and i found my self spending the whole day there...the staff was very polite and helpful, i learned some interesting facts about tigers and gorillas. This place is ideal for any... More

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hawkhurst , England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

a great family day out . plenty of things to do and see and plenty of space to have a picnic . pay once and get a passport to use for free admission for a year . great value for money and helping the aspinall foundation to keep helping the animals .

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

One of the best zoos I've been to with an incredible band of gorillas - I could watch them all day. All the enclosures provided lovely habitats for the animals and the breadth of species kept was impressive. Better than London Zoo I think.

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Walsall
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29 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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 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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