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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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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Second time round the magic of this attraction gets better. Set in stunning Kent countryside.This truly awesome set up allows you to get up close with animals that seem content with there lot ! The high light for us was being 1 meter away from an excited silver back Gorilla who so wanted to join the party in the enclosure... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

One of the best zoos visited in this country. Animals have fantastic enclosures and it's a great relaxing day out. Suffers from the same things that a lot of British parks do in that the animals are not that active on the most part, but the animals are very well looked after, in clean cages and pens. The 'Old Gorilla'... More

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Deal, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We had a great day at the zoo on 13th August and found the talks very informative. The animals were all out and about and the staff were helpful for all the questions we asked. The hi-light for us was the gorilla families they have and learning about the conservation work the zoo does. We ate in one of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I have visited Howletts several times over a few years. All my family has the yearly passport which is fantastic value. Previous visits to a "Zoo" - London left me feeling sad, depressed and unwilling to visit another one as the animals are kept in small cages. Howletts is different; the animals have wonderful large enclosures which are for them.... More

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Had a great visit here again as we bought a passport last year, Will be buying one again in a few months time. When we went here this time i had to use a wheelchair, we found it very accessible very easy to get around, yes a few steep hilly paths, i just held on tight, we all had a... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Looking for something to do at the weekend, we thought a day at Howletts would fit the bill for some fresh air, a good walk and an informative day with some interesting Animals. When we arrived I realised that I'd not thought to check the prices before we left, but was certainly not prepared to pay nearly £50 for 2... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We went to Howletts after spending the night at Port Lymme which gives you access to Howletts as well. Straight away you can see that they are very different parks. We were guided to a que at the Farm shop that meant we got in much quicker then if we had waited in the other ques. Howletss is set out... More

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Have a year ticket so spur of the moment trip always very good lots of animals to see food on site or take packing up play area good but needs to be a lot bigger gifts can be pricey all in all a great day out.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent value for money day out for kids and adults, just don't bother if it's a rainy day as animals don't like getting wet !!! All in all, good day out, best part was gorillas , very intertaining

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

My son and I visited on the 20th of August. The Park is beautiful and clean and even my son commented on how the animals have such a clean home and big enclosures. He absolutely loved the gorillas and stood watching them for at least an hour at a time. The tree top challenge (£7) was also a big hit... More

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