Howletts Wild Animal ParkCurrently 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
Howletts Wild Animal Park - Review
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 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
09 AM - 10 AM
72.95% 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
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Howletts Wild Animal Park
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Howletts Wild Animal Park, Canterbury Reviews
A highly recommended animal sanctuary. The enclosures are big and you can see the animals are being looked after. I spent a Friday afternoon there and it wasn’t too busy. Entry is quite reasonable, considering they use the money to the animals lives better. Prepare to do a lot of walking.
Had a fantastic time here, loads of animals that I hadn't seen before such as the giant anteater. A good suggestion we were given was that if you go around and don't see some of the animals, revisit them in the afternoon as they tend to get fed at or after 3pm. The restaurant at the end of the park serves a good range of food and has some great outdoor seating.
Absolutely loved my visit to Howletts with my family. I haven't been there since I was little and it didn't disappoint. Animals are well looked after and the staff were very helpful and knowledgeable about the animals they were looking after. I learnt about Baby Girl the Gorilla and how she came to be at Howletts, also Saba the 1 year old Cheetah who had been hand reared, it was a wonderful experience from start to finish. My grandchildren loved their visit and we hope to visit again soon Thank you
We visited Howletts on a Monday, we got there early, because we wanted to miss the crowds. Unfortunately a lot of the animals were still asleep, we walked around several times and eventually saw everything we wanted. It is set in a lovely location and there is plenty to see. I had been to Howletts a really long time ago when my boys were young and I found it was not the same as I remembered it, so I was disappointed.
I was bought a Gorilla Experience as a Birthday gift and it was absolutely incredible. My partner and I got to see behind the scenes of the gorilla enclosure, we were able to feed the gorillas and even got to hand feed the Silverback of the group. It was such a fantastic experience, a wonderful opportunity and a great day of wandering around the zoo looking at all the beautiful animals. The zookeeper, who I think was called Emily, was very kind, knowledgeable and was able to tell us interesting stories about each of the gorillas. There was also very good consideration given towards Health and Safety in the enclosure.