Howletts Wild Animal Park, Canterbury

Currently Closed
  • Address: Bekesbourne, CT4 5EL, United Kingdom, CT4 5EL, Canterbury
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1227721286
  • Fax: +1-01227721853
  • Ticket Price: 21 GBP
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Park, Wildlife Park, Zoo, Family And Kids, Nature, Landmarks, Parks, Natural Parks
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About Howletts Wild Animal Park, Canterbury

Located around a 15 minutes drive from Canterbury, the Howletts Wild Animal Park is a must visit in you are in town with your kids. Highlights include:

  • Spread across 90 acres
  • Home to over 50 species and 400 animals.
  • Home to UK’s largest African elephant herd.
  • Encounters with Lemurs
  • Animal talks and feeds
  • Treetop Challenge course

Howletts Wild Animal Park Ticket Prices

  • For Adults: 20.95 pounds
  • For Children: 16.95 pounds

Howletts Wild Animal Park Opening and Closing Hours

  • Summer (29th March to 27th October): Last admission at 4.30 p.m.
  • Winter (28th October to 28th March): Last admission at 3.30 p.m.

How To reach Howletts Wild Animal Park by Public Transport

  • Stagecoach Route 200 bus service provided by the Park.
  • Bekesbourne Station. From there, a mini bus is provided by the Park. 

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Things to Know Before Visiting Howletts Wild Animal Park

  • 95% of people who visit Canterbury include Howletts Wild Animal Park in their plan

  • 60.49% of people start their Howletts Wild Animal Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Howletts Wild Animal Park

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94.19% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Howletts Wild Animal Park

People normally club together Xc and St. Augustine's Abbey while planning their visit to Howletts Wild Animal Park.

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Howletts Wild Animal Park, Canterbury Reviews

  • Great zoo, with a huge range of animals. It's the most ethical zoo, I've ever come across with a focus on reintroducing animals back into the wild. This is great compared to other zoos where the animals pace and look unhappy. They're obviously well looked after at Howletts and as a member I would certainly recommend a yearly pass as it's great value for money!

  • Haven't been for a couple of years but absolutely love this zoo. It's small enough to see everything but large enough to be interesting. It was a bit cold, so not all animals were out, but we still had plenty to watch, especially the Gorillas

  • Not the best animal park I've been to and it can prove expensive if you are not a member. The restaurants do have a discount for members but I recommend you take a packed lunch. There is quite a selection of animals but not all of them are on view. I do not understand other reviewers' complaints about a lack of toilets as there always seemed to be one nearby when required.

  • Very good and clean park. Could have been better sign posts whilst in the park and more information regarding each individual animal. Other than that very impressed

  • A real place of conservation. We love the elephant family. Was beautiful to see the young elephants playing today. The kids also love the tree top challenge

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