Situated between Canterbury and Herne Bay, the Wildwood Discovery Park is Kent’s best British wildlife park. Spread across 40 acres, the park is home to over 200 native animals including Wolves, Bison, Deer, Owls, Foxes, Red Squirrels, Wild Boar, Lynx, Wild Horses, Badgers, Beavers and many more. They also have a fun adventure playground where your kids can enjoy the drop slide, tube slide, wild fort and tree-top towers.
- Adult (18+): £11.45 (without 10% voluntary contribution: £10.41)
- Child (3-17): £8.95 (without 10% voluntary contribution: £8.14)
- Senior : £10.45 (without 10% voluntary contribution: £9.50)
- Family: £37.50 (without 10% voluntary contribution: £34.09)
- Autumn (October -November): Last admission at 4 pm.
- Winter (November - January): Last admission at 3 pm.
- Spring (February - March): Last admission at 4 pm.
- Summer (April-October): Last admission at 5 pm.
- Bus stop on A291 Canterbury road.
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57.96% of people who visit Canterbury include Wildwood Discovery Park in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
76.92% of people start their Wildwood Discovery Park visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Wildwood Discovery Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wildwood Discovery Park
Entry expensive at £40 for family. Good free parking. Clean toilets. Gift shop pricey on many items but reasonable on a few. Has wolves deer lynx red squirrel and bears to mention a few. It does have a very good playground for children including a scary drop slide that is so dangerous it has a staff attendant constantly. You are a brave adult to try it out.
We saw Bison, brown bears, moose, boar, wild cats, red squirrels, beaver... Various birds and many rats. Heard a talk about some of the animals. We mainly wandered around the peaceful woodland sanctuary. One of the enclosures was being built/expanded while we were there. This demonstrated the number of people involved, needed to develop the place, and their commitment to improve the environment. Lovely touches, like 'natural' fencing and bamboo and willow woven structures add to the experience nicely. There's a sense that you're contributing to genuinely valuable conservation work by visiting so, at half the price of Howletts, it's a fabulous day out.
We all loved everything about Wildwood including their rescue of animals. The food was nice and very well priced. In fact the whole place was just perfect, and caters for all ages. A must place to visit.
I went there years ago when my grown up children were smaller & its was always a bit un kept with empty enclosures but I thought I'd take my six year old there as time passes & hoped it would have got better. What a waste of £20.40 for the two of us. Did see some animals but lots not in encloses, not even the Bison & I don't think they are small enough to hide!! Ok for a couple of hours but won't be recommending to anyone or returning & bet I won't get any money back!
Just returned from our first visit to wildwood. The atmosphere is very relaxed and so enjoyable. The staff are all very friendly especially Michael who loved chatting to us and really enjoyed telling us about the animals,especially the crows. Well worth a visit and reasonably priced too. Would definitely recommend and would go back again .