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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

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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Bears

Had a pleasant afternoon in November with a friend.Our aim was to see the bears.Only one was visible but looked happy and playful.The enclosure was well designed and spacious. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
shaun g
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36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have mixed feelings about the places but I would recommend going at a different time of year as many of the enclosures were either empty due to animals hibernating or due to much needed work and repairs. I visited many years ago and it seemed to me that not a lot of progress had been made with the animals... More 

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Thank Louise D
DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. At this time of year, many of our animals do seek warmth and comfort. The 'empty' enclosures mostly contain animals who are tucked away in bundles of straw or sheltering in their dens, although we do take this opportunity to perform maintainence on the park so some of the enclosures... More 

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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Wildwood as a family about 8 years previous to this visit and thoroughly enjoyed that visit and looked forward to visiting again whilst on a long weekend in Kent. My wife and I were stunned at the incredible progress the trust has made in regards more animals for people to see and the improvement of facilities for visitors.... More 

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Thank Graeme G
DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are trying to improve year on year, thanks for the comments! More 

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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well kept and extensive enclosures for all the animals which allowed us to view how some of the now extinct in Britain animals would have lived, beautiful settings and every animal and bird looked content and well looked after.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went back to Wildwood having visited in the past when children were younger. A cold December day and of course some animals were dozing somewhere cozy. But there was plenty to see including a magisterial Elk and even the lazy bear poked his head out curiously. The wolves were fascinating and the Lynx far bigger than expected. Most of... More 

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Thank Harry H
DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review, much appreciated. More 

Whitstable, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great day out with the family. Now with the addition of the bear bridge makes it even more enjoyable. Kids really enjoyed it

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, much appreciated! More 

rochester
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit with wife and grandson. Lady at reception kindly asked if were sure we wanted to go in as many animals hibernating or sleeping. It was a bit cold but no matter...its just another season. Loved the layout ..the care and attention given to the animals.. the rescuing of the caged bears..the cafe that didn't rip you off.( chilli... 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're glad that you enjoyed our park, you see some unique behaviour in the winter here! More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place!!! I've been numerous times. A really interesting and fun day out. The animals look really well looked after and the enclosures look great. Definitely worth a visit!

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Thank SSS1000
DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a complimentary review. See you soon! More 

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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited a few months back as heard lots of good things about Wildwood. Was offered a year pass as soon as got to pay desk which I found odd seeing as I hadn't visited before surely this shouldn't be pushed on people like that. Very disappointed once inside. Hardly any animals on show and otters were having a refurb too.... More 

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DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we're sorry that you didn't manage to see any of our animals. We do have over 200 animals in 40 acres, some of which are predominantly nocturnal like the beavers and badgers which only come out late afternoon. We also try to replicate our animals' habitats and as such,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a pleasant afternoon in November with a friend.Our aim was to see the bears.Only one was visible but looked happy and playful.The enclosure was well designed and spacious. We were lucky to see quite a few animals , another highlight was a walllaby with her Joey.The staff were friendly and knowledgeable.

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Thank shaun g
DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Our bears are currently a bit sleepy at the moment, but will be back out and playful again in the Spring. Hope to see you then! More 

Bapchild, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Went with my boyfriend, his mother and her two youngest boys, all of us were left slightly disappointed at the lack of animals around which was a shame, saw a few turtles and bison but not alot of their big "attractions" - like the bears. As we walked around it felt abit like a haunted zoo or something, definitely didn't... More 

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Thank snoozing18
DanWildwood, Manager at Wildwood Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to leave a review. We're sorry that you didn't manage to see any of our wildlife. We do have over 200 animals throughout our 40 acre site but, as we keep our enclosures as near to the natural habitat as possible, they can be a little elusive and sometimes take patience to spot in the... More 

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