Howletts Wild Animal Park, Canterbury

Howletts Wild Animal Park, Canterbury - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Bekesbourne, CT4 5EL, United Kingdom

Phone: +44-1227721286

Ticket Price: 21 GBP

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Time Required: 04:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

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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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  • Incredibly wonderful zoo. I feel completely at ease going there because it's so obvious the animals are well cared for and happy, and they do a lot of great conservation work. Got a really good range of animals as well, from a tiger who will try to mark you as her property, to a peacock that wanders freely around. I've had an amazing time here.

  • Brilliant day out. Great for all ages. Very good value for money. I would recommend taking a picnic as the food and drinks on site are in my opinion overpriced but that's what I would expect from any attraction.. it's how they make money after all. Will definitely be going again.

  • Visited here rather than Port Lympne, as we had a pram to push. Very pleased with the whole park. Got here at half nine and left at half 4! As people have said in other reviews, it isn't a zoo. You have to be patient and spot the animals. But we saw everything - the animals are relaxed and seem happy in their environments. Got fantastic photos! The staff there are knowledgeable about the animals they care for and are obviously proud of the conservation work being done. The talks were really interesting, not purely to entertain the public. We took a picnic and ate next to the elephants and rhinos. Toilet facilities were clean and refreshment stops regular around the park. A great day out, even with changeable weather.

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  • I have been coming here for quite a few years. I love that they are helping to protect endangered animals. Also they have lovely enclosures. I it be good if they extended and added a bit more variety though.

  • A wonderful place. If you live locally, as we do, cough up for an annual pass and go whenever you like. We go most weekends and my four year old daughter loves it. Yes, some animals are shyer than others (the small cats mainly) but if you go regularly you'll see everything on rotation. Makes it more fun trying to spot the pesky pallus cats, serval and honey badger! Food places and shop are decent and kids' play area is a huge bonus. Big place, well worth visit after visit.

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