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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 #4 of 50 attractions in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Rochester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We took the kids along on Easter Monday, booking on line to save time queuing and money. The grounds give you a really nice walk about, seeing some great animals such as honey badgers and capibaya as well as plenty of gorillas. We stopped off at a burger BBQ shack and ate for less than 20 quid as a family... More

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Visited your zoo today with my husband, daughter and 2 grandsons (7 and 6) and would like to say that we were very disappointed. It seemed that you forgot the idea of what a zoo is all about. Where were the animals? Most of the enclosures were empty When my son now 27 visited the zoo as a young child... More

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Blackheath
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The cost of this venue far exceeded the promotion and expectation. With the exception of a few monkey enclosures, the animals were so far from the area where the public was allowed that, binoculars were needed to see them. I was advised by other visitors that binoculars were available, at an inflated price, in the gift shop however this may... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I like seeing animals as much as the next person, however paying £20 to enter this zoo (per person!!) did not seem fair, as on the few occasions I have now visited they have unknowingly lead a lot of the animals back into their hidden enclosures early and left me with a disappointed little one. If you want a park... More

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West Sussex
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

......for my nephew. We were staying in nearby Faversham for the week and it was my nephew's 8th birthday. As he is an animal lover, we went to Howletts and had a wonderful day. There were 14 of us aged from 4 - 75 and we all loved it. We paid with Tesco Clubcard vouchers which was brilliant as it... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

it was an ok day at howletts. The animals were fine but it wasnt very well organised. The queue for the coffee machine when you got there was very long and people complaining. The cafe was the other side of the park. All we wanted when arriving was a cup of tea. All the kiosks were closed. When we finally... More

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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

A lovely place to see some rare animals. They have well thought out pens and look well looked after. It just appears that the handling of lots of visitors is not so well managed - buying tickets takes an age (the people in front of us gave up and went elsewhere - the queues appeared not to move at all!).... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The park is okay as far animal parks go but seemed confused about the pricing. Got a voucher through the door for £5 off entry fee. However, if you book on line then it's 20% discount which actually equated to £4.35 off. Now, here is the kicker if you want to upgrade your visit so you can visit any time... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We too our two grandchildren of 8 and 5 last week and cannot have been more disappointed. Pens looked run down and not many animals to see at all. Saw few elephants two lions and some monkeys, few wild boar and deers. We trudged around hoping for glimpses but more often than not - nothing to be seen. Had to... More

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Dartford
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Have been visiting this park for over 20 years. The animals are so good to watch where else could you see 12 elephants in one place, gorillas, tigers lions and many more. Very educational and you get a good walk to. Set in a beautiful parkland setting there are trees and so many flowers. Nice play area for the little... More

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