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Howletts Wild Animal Park

Address: Bekesbourne Lane | Bekesbourne, Canterbury CT4 5EL, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)844 842 4647
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Ranked #6 of 40 Activities in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoor Activities, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Howletts Wild Animal Park is a 90 acre adventure in beautiful ancient parkland that is ideal for...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoor Activities, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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...
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Me & my boyfriend went here as we had passes bought for us. Apart from it being a bit cold and wet which meant most of the animals stayed indoors it was a good day! We managed to walk around the park in about 2 hours but as i say most of the animals stayed indoors so we couldn't see... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

What a lovely experience, friendly staff, good facilities and a chance to get close to some of the bigger animals (tigers and lions). Its clear that the keepers obviously care. Its great going this time of year for the lack of people, but on the other hand it can be a cold walk, but a nice cup of tea soon... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We visited Howletts today and really enjoyed it. Some very rare animals; loved seeing the Pallas cats as well as the tigers, lion and snow leopards. Its was a cold windy day so some of the animals were keeping warm in their shelters but we managed to see virtually everything by popping back to the ones we had missed. Its... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We visited the park last weekend and once again, we had a GREAT time!! We have the Gold pass and we usually go once a month to Howletts and every time we go, we have a lot of fun watching the animals. It seems that every time we go, we see 'something different': we do not see all the animals... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We purchased a ranger for a day for my seven year old son as he is animal mad. The day was not cheap and with you're annual pass u get a small discount so myself my son and four other dad's mins and kids pitched up at 9,45 for a full on day. Ranger baseball caps were handed out to... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We have been to howletts A few times now and it's always a nice day out for the family for the same price of a family ticket you can get a passport that gives you access to the park for a year at no extra cost and as we don't live to far away this has been good value for... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Howletts is a must ! Even if you don't have children, this is a day well spent.The park caters for disabled as well as able bodied ! I have taken my children, and my grandchildren, and will be going again !

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lovely walk with animals to view on route. Nice picnic areas and lovely because its so local. Can take your own food on a good day to rest mid way round but also places to buy icecream and food. Plenty of parking and easy from the A2.

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Feltham
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29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We decided last min to come here as we were looking for something fun but relaxing to do and we really was glad we came. The day started of very misty and cold and we was a little worried that most of the animals would be hiding away but they wasn't to our delight. We got some fantastic pictures of... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

sister park to port lympne. this animal park is great, it has many walk through enclosures and free roaming animals. like its sister park there is also keeper talks which are displayed as you enter the wildlife park.

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