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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 #8 of 48 Attractions in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Owner description: Howletts Wild Animal Park is a 90 acre adventure in beautiful ancient parkland that is ideal for...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Basildon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I love this place and have been going for years. I love the gorrilas and can sit and watch them for hours. My son loves going in with the lemurs and watching them play, definately worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I have been to the other Aspinall park at Lympne but this one I preferred. The animals are well looked after in both parks, but from a visitor point of view the Howletts is better. There are fewer steep hills, the views are a lot better. Could see a lot more wild cats than in Lympne where they hide a... More 

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Essex
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83 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We first visited in April this year, we signed up then for a year pass for the same price thinking we may well come back. Well today was the day we came back. They checked out photos on the database and that was it. Knowing the park from our first visit we walked straight ahead towards the Tigers. This was... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The animals at the park at Howletts wild animal park are far as possible in good surroundings & enclosures & well fed. we have been many times & always manage to see a good selection of animals which look as natural as is possible much better than some zoo's. The season ticket is a good price but maybe a one... More 

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