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Address: A291 Canterbury Road, Herne Common, Herne Bay CT6 7LQ, England
Phone Number: 01227 712 111
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Lovely

We visited on an extremely hot day and all the animals seemed to be hiding from the sun but we had a lovely walk, the play area more than made up for the lack of animals and my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
lpayne128
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Luckily we had a very nice day to visit here, sun was out and was pretty hot, Car-park was pretty full, but inside wildwood was surprisingly quiet Because it's a woodland area it was pretty cool too, which helped. Quite a few animals to see, as long as you are not expecting a zoo, or safari park of course. Interesting... More 

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Thank Anthony B
Ashford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just visited with my partner. The enterance isnt fully clear as theres other businesses around using same enterance. The price wasnt bad, as i got in for free due to my partner being disabled, but even at £8.50 that was still steep considering most of the enclosures were empty. And the animals you could see were rather far away. The... More 

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Thank bigdaddydudly
DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. As mentioned in the reply to you partner enclosures which you may have assumed were empty more than likely did contain animals, but they often sleep as they would do in the wild and can be hard to spot in their natural environment. The car park does need better signage... More 

london
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

visited today with my partner and was very disappointed.my partner got in free as I'm disabled and he payed 8 pound 50 for me as we had a money off voucher. we started looking around only to find that most of the enclosures were empty so basically paid to spend the afternoon looking around at empty spaces and plants. only... More 

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Thank sexychick93
DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Currently we have approximately 10% of our enclosures which are empty. We do need the spare enclosures to relocate animals. In the case of boars, for instance, they will churn up the ground in a short space of time and will be rotated to a different area to allow the... More 

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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on an extremely hot day and all the animals seemed to be hiding from the sun but we had a lovely walk, the play area more than made up for the lack of animals and my two children could have spent all day playing there.

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Thank lpayne128
DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Our animals do have a habit of napping and hiding in the bushes as they would in the wild, we're sorry that you didn't manage to see any on that particular day. Glad that you enjoyed our play area. Did you know that we have the biggest drop-slide in Kent? More 

Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Since living in Kent we have visited Wildwood very regularly thanks to there season membership. My wife, our two little red haired boys and I adore everything about the place and it surprises me that no matter how many times we visit (at least 50 times a year i would estimate), we always see something new or find out something... More 

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Thank BroadstairHughes
DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a nice review. We do take a lot of pride in providing an authentic habitat for our wonderful animals and there are many many people involved including keepers, rangers and volunteers who donate their time and expertise for Wildwood. And, as you say, it can take some patience and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went with a group of children. Unfortunately there were some pen closures , and access to the walkway over the bears was closed. It was a case of spot the animal, as apart from a few birds and some rats there was nothing one could easily see. The children were disappointed, there are other places in my opinion that offer... More 

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Thank rockondown
DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

We're sorry that your experience with us was not as expected. We're a conservation charity set in ancient woodland providing a natural habit for our native animals. As such, we often have to move the animals when the ground they are on becomes over-used to replicate the way they would move location in the wild. We recently moved the boars... More 

Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went on a school trip and was impressed the animals include lions who have been rescued from a circus, reptiles,Tigers, even a red panda. The highlight was the Penguins being fed at one o'clock The young female keeper knew every penguin by name and was so knowledgeable it was really enlightening. I live in the local area and with a... More 

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1 Thank helenannrogers
DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the review but we think that you may have us confused with Wingham. We don't have lions, dinosaurs or penguins. We have native British animals including bears, lynx and wolves (which were native 1,000 years ago). We also have plenty of options for food, though picnic areas are provided if you bring your own. Hope to see... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Myself and my daughter visited yesterday and had a brilliant time. We started by visiting the cafe, the sandwiches were very fresh and assistant couldn't have been more helpful as I looked for the coldest drink they had on the hottest day of the year!! We sat outside in the ample seating area which was all in the shade of... More 

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1 Thank Ellen M
DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are so glad that you enjoyed our ancient woodland and the animals. The bears are a wonderful story, they have settled into their new life so quickly and are so much healthier now thanks to the generous donations from our visitors. Hope to see you soon and... More 

Maidstone Kent
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I have lived in Kent since 1983 and should have visited and supported wildwood long ago.We visited today and were a little set back by the entry price for oats at £10.45.But if it was worth the visit to see the park and animals and support wildwood then ok.on entry we were asked if we wished to... More 

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Thank mcwfish
DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're sorry that your experience with us was not as you expected. We try to keep our animals in as realistic a habitat as possible, which often means lots of plants and foilage obscuring the view. We also let them act as if they were in the wild, which means... 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have to admit I am biased as I have supported wildwood almost from inception. I am proud to be a member and the membership is very worthwhile because it allows my wife and I to take all our grandchildren. I feel that the daily cost to enter is a bit high especially in winter when you can go round and... More 

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1 Thank davecmh2016
DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review and for your long-time support. Your comment is gratefully received and we will be looking into our Winter program soon. More 

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