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Howletts Wild Animal Park

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Wonderful Animal Facility

We visited & the parking was easy & free We waltzed straight in after pre booking tickets... read more

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Robin H
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Purley, United Kingdom
Lovely Day Out

Been here loads of times. Absolutely love the place Could spend all day watching the chimps and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah M
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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.
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Bekesbourne Road | Bekesbourne, Canterbury CT4 5EL, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited & the parking was easy & free We waltzed straight in after pre booking tickets & wandered throughout the attraction for a couple of hours looking at all the varied & sometimes rare animals ! The facilities were really clean & you could...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here loads of times. Absolutely love the place Could spend all day watching the chimps and gorillas, lovely food in the restuarant. Also nice to take a picnic.

Thank Sarah M
HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again very soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

A really superb animal park doing wonders for vital conservation of endangered species. Worth every penny and more of the admission price. Friendly and very helpful keepers do a fantastic job and are more than happy to answer questions. Huge well-designed enclosures help to ensure...More

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HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your brilliant review of the work undertaken at our park and the dedication our keepers show for the animals in their care. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Howletts on a warm, sunny September afternoon. We were able to see most of the animals except for the wild dogs and some of the cats. The park was very clean and the staff was personable and readily answered our questions. My wife...More

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HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review and pleased you enjoyed your time here with us and appreciated the conservation work we do. I do hope you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommended. Staff really knowledgable about the animals, their natural habitat and the conservation programmes aiming to get these animals back into the wild. Brilliant day out.

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HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. I am pleased that you appreciate the conservation we do here and hope you will visit again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve visited Howletts many times over the years and it’s always well worth it. The reason why I haven’t given an excellent review is purely because I feel it’s rather on the expensive side. I appreciate that the upkeep of it must be enormous but...More

Thank Jane S
HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and pleased you enjoyed your visit. We do offer a competitive entry price and you are correct the money does go to our animals and also for one million acres in Africa to protect endangered animals in the wild. I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here on the last Friday of the summer school holiday. Arrived here soon after opening time and spent around five hours going round the park. We managed to see most of the animals and it is great that they have such large enclosures...More

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HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review and pleased you enjoyed your day. Friday was a cooler day so the animals would have been more active and pleased you were able to see a good variety. I do hope you visit us again in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a lovely morning enjoying the park and wonderful animals roaming their enclosures. It was fascinating to see them snoozing, grooming and feeding. The calls the playful antics and the overall calmness of the park is what we noticed most despite the monkeys doing...More

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HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review and pleased you enjoyed your time here and appreciate the conservation work we do. Yes, the monkeys do get very vocal. I do hope you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here over the August Bank holiday weekend whilst camping in nearby Canterbury. The price was very good for what you get and you do get an additional discount for booking online. The park is humongous with lots of space for each animal/species. This...More

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HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review and pleased to learn that you appreciate the work we do here. We do put our animals first at Howletts and make their enclosures to resemble their natural habitat. I do hope you will visit us again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our day out. Animals all looked healthy. You need a bit of patients to see some of them, it's not a circus. Some people acted like it was a race to get round it. We spent five hours there. Surprisingly few people there...More

Thank Ian C
HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and pleased you enjoyed your visit and appreciated that we are a wild animal park not a zoo, so never lock our animals out of their sleeping areas so they can come and go as they please.Here at Howletts our...More

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Maddie H
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Response from sally j | Reviewed this property |
There is one main area that is hilly, near the red river hogs, but I’m sure you would be ok
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Bridget R
July 25, 2018|
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Yes there are and clean too
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Pamela J
July 24, 2018|
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Response from Kellee1526 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are usually some shady spots. Some picnic benches are in the sun but a selection are under tress so you should be able to find somewhere to stay in the shade. Some of the zoo is in amongst the trees so part of the... More
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