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Address: Canterbury Road, Herne Bay CT6 7LQ, England
Phone Number: 441227712111
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Welcome to Wildwood, where you can come nose-to-nose with British Wildlife...

Welcome to Wildwood, where you can come nose-to-nose with British Wildlife past and present. We have over 200 native animals set in 40 acres of beautiful ancient woodland. See Wolves, Bison, Deer, Owls, Foxes, Red Squirrels, Wild Boar, Lynx, Wild Horses, Badgers, Beavers and more as you make your way around the park. Let your children go wild in our amazing adventure playground with drop slide, tube slide, wild fort, tree-top towers and more!

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Lovely walk through woodland

Have visited here a few times over the years. The setting is lovely and the walk round is an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours. Of course, the bears are the star... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kent
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited here a few times over the years. The setting is lovely and the walk round is an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours. Of course, the bears are the star attraction and they have a wonderful large enclosure to enjoy. They must think they are in heaven compared to where they came from. However, I do... More 

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DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are a wildlife charity and at our core is the conservation, rewilding and education of all British animals. The birds on display are rescued, tame or given by other wildlife organisations and would struggle to survive in the wild. The wolf in question is called Mishka and is now... More 

Rockingham, Australia
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22 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last time I came to the UK Wildwood had only recently opened and I was blessed with a hands on experience with hand raised Wolf pups. A memory that stays with me for ever. So this visit my family took us again to Wildwood so my husband could enjoy the experiences it has to offer (We are retired Wildlife Rehabilitators).... More 

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DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, much appreciated. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for the second time at the weekend and was not disappointed, saw a number of animals that I did not see the first time! The bears are amazing creatures given what they have been through and the bear walk is worthwhile, if not suitable for all, my mum for one would hate it!

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DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Hope to see you back soon! More 

Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Frequently visit Wildwood - I have a family membership which is £7 a month for 2 adults and 3 children to visit as many times as we like. Often go here with my 3 & 4 year old boys as theres always different animals out to see.we visit in the rain and sun, always see something new up close... We... More 

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DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

Thank for for taking the time to leave a review, much appreciated. The amount of surface water is certainly a lot less this year, which the staff are ecstatic about! Hope to see you back soon. More 

kent
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73 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here in September and we walked around for a couple of hours and was a little disappointed. Quite a few of the pens/displays seemed to have nothing in them or if they did they animals were hiding well. The play pen was good and the cafe was pretty decent with prices you would expect. The highlight is the bear... More 

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DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to leave a review. The majority of our enclosures do contain animals, although we do rotate them on a regular basis to allow ground to recover so some are empty. Enclosures in use have signs for the animal(s) within. We do encourage our wildlife to live as natural a life as possible and, as such,... More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wildwood gives the visitor the opportunity to see indigenous British wildlife from the past to the present day in natural woodland enclosures. It is fascinating to see Wild Boar close up and marvel at their size, as well as Wolves and Bears. We were lucky enough to see most of the animals out in the open, and the nocturnal species... More 

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DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Hope to see you again soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice park catering for families. Plenty to see plus a café & park. Everything is set in woodland location which gives a real natural feel.

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DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We love Wildwood! Lots of reviews tell you 'there's not much to see'. I honestly think it's depends on when you visit. We have an annual pass (great value for money) and visit very often and it depends on what kind of day (weather) you visit on really. Anyway, we love it. My partner and I take our 2 year... More 

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DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! More 

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We loved the bears enclosure with the rope walkway and we saw bison up close and red deer but everything else was hiding away. The cafe wasn't serving hot food today which was a disappointment and the staff they had on making hot drinks were incredibly slow. The whole place was very busy. Also disappointing that there's only 1 set... More 

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DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We were incredibly busy this half-term, which unfortunately coincided with problems with our kitchen equipment. Please accept our apologies for the lack of hot food and the queues. We're looking into adding extra toilets in future, thank you for the constructive criticism. Our animals, apart from the big ones mentioned,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

A great place to let the kids burn off their energy. It has it all. Lots of animals to see. Playgrounds for the kids and big enough to make a good day out of it. Warning, bring wellies if it's been raining at all that week you'll need them

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DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

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