Wildwood Discovery Park, Canterbury

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Address: Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 7LQ, United Kingdom, Canterbury

Phone: +44-1227712111

Ticket Price: 10 GBP

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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About Wildwood Discovery Park, Canterbury

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.

Wildwood Discovery Park Ticket Prices

  • 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)

Wildwood Discovery Park Opening and Closing Hours

  • 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.

How To reach Wildwood Discovery Park by Public Transport

  • Bus stop on A291 Canterbury road.

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Wildwood Discovery Park, Canterbury Reviews

  • On arrival at the park, it didn't look like it was up to much but we attended a couple of the talks which were really informative and as we wandered round we were more impressed. There are lots of animals there despite the park not seeming that big. The keeper who did the talks was great, we didn't catch his name. The food in the cafe was surprisingly good and reasonably priced. The kids play area had lots to offer. We had a Groupon deal so it was great value but had we signed up for annual membership we'd have got 15 months but only paid for 12. Joint membership for only £5 a month, bargain! A great value day out. I would highly recommend a visit.

  • Love Wildwood. It's a lovely walk round and has an amazing park for the kiddies. Worth going just for that. Also worth paying monthly for the all year round entrance.

  • First time going today took my daughter to see Santa that part of the team was amazing couldn’t fault them at all. Very helpful as my mum was in a wheelchair. We went over to the cafe and I was discrased with what I walked into, we asked if the sausage rolls was hot as they didn’t look it and the women turned around and said to my mum well yeah they are hot as you can see there on a hot plate also heard her discuss how she’s been working like a pig. Her customer service skills is terrible. The food wasn’t edible at all looked as thought they had been there for over a week. And price they charge for the sausage rolls and cheese and onion potato pasties is terrible I wouldn’t even feed that food to my dogs for scraps.

  • Had a couple of nights near Canterbury over half term and picked up some leaflets from the tourist info of which this place was one. Decided our 6 year old would probably like it so had a day there. Initially I missed the entrance as it's behind some industrial units which all had signs so it was sign overload and we missed it but 1 U turn later we were in! First impressions were I admit not so good as the first animals were hedge hog, adder, etc of which no sign (this was October). Mmm I thought lots of British wildlife either nocturnal or hibernating so unseen. However getting further into the park and there were lots of animals to see and all seemed to have nice surroundings to be in. Of special note were the brown bears. They were fantastic to see and were rescued from Bulgaria where they were bred for hunting. They had a huge enclosure and the walkway above them was really well done. Worth a visit just for this ( though they will hibernate). After the animals it was on to the play park. The drop slide was something else, I even had a couple of goes! Rest of play park was good as well and daughter enjoyed that. We were there a good 4 to 5 hours so for the entry fee it was very good value. Recommended.

  • Massive array of British animals . Very informative staff if you had any questions about the animals. Most of the animals had obvious enrichment items in their enclosures which is fantastic zoo management. They all genuinely care about their animals and their conservation. They also offer night tours and photography classes to those interested. Entry was cheap and we will visit here again. Great for those wanting to learn all about Britains native animals.

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