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Howletts Wild Animal Park

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Bekesbourne Road | Bekesbourne, Canterbury CT4 5EL, England
+44 1227 721286
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Great day for all ages

We last visited Howletts aproximately 4 years ago when our three boys were much younger. I decided... read more

Reviewed today
Kirsty B
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Dover, United Kingdom
via mobile
Elephant Fun

Just got back from a great day at Howletts. Loads to see and the highlight has to be the Elephants... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Odemerestor
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Howletts Wild Animal Park is a 90 acre adventure in beautiful ancient parkland that is ideal for great days out in Kent with the entire family.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Bekesbourne Road | Bekesbourne, Canterbury CT4 5EL, England
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+44 1227 721286
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"tree top challenge"
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"large enclosures"
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"annual pass"
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"great family day"
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Reviewed today via mobile

We last visited Howletts aproximately 4 years ago when our three boys were much younger. I decided to use our tesco clubcard vouchers for this visit, as we were unsure of whether the cost justified the entry prices. We have had a brilliant day and...More

Thank Kirsty B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just got back from a great day at Howletts. Loads to see and the highlight has to be the Elephants playing in the water. Saw Rhinos, lions, various apes including a very entertaining silverback, and lots of other creatures. My young son loved the tree...More

Thank Odemerestor
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dissappointed is an understatement .. half the enclosures were empty . Ive since found out they are redoing the park but there are no warnings when you book that half the animals will not be there and it definitely is not reflected in the price...More

Thank zonk1969
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This wildlife park is well laid out with easy access to everything and really spot on facilities. Many of the animal enclosures can be accessed from different sides so visitors can get a good look at different aspects of the animals' lifestyles. There are several...More

Thank Maudestan
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HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review and pleased to learn that you enjoyed your visit. We pride ourselves on the way we treat our animals and surroundings. I do hope you will visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

As the title says revisited Howletts and i was really upset, it looked at tired, and didnt see many animals at all, if your in Canterbury visit the cathedral on stead, its stunning.

Thank oakhome
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HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and disappointed you didn't enjoy your visit. We are currently in the process of updating the park but this does take time and money, but we have plans in place.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Firstly none of the tigers had access to water, even though they all had pools, all the pools were empty even though tigers love water. The same for the poor Fishing Cat who also had no water even though in the wild this would be...More

Thank Eileen E
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited as a birthday treat for my sister. Walking around, found it difficult to see any animals as the cages are large with many places the animals can stay out of site. This is good for the animals, but means a lot of walking...More

Thank SE228
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a Fathers Day trip out. There was myself, my wife and 6 year old son, we all had a great time with so many animals out and about. The enclosures we very big giving the animals lots of room. We ate in...More

Thank georgekippen
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HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review and pleased you had such a good time that you upgraded to the Membership and hope you will visit us again very soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Howletts Wildlife Park on 15th June. It was between Howletts and Wildwood so family vote decided Howletts. We are a family of 4 with an 8 year old and a 2 year old. This was a perfect choice for us with a 2...More

Thank Kelley G
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HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for much for your lovely review. You will really benefit from the dual park membership as you will be able to see the parks during the changes in seasons and the behaviour of the animals, and thank you for upgrading. The enclosures we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited here with my husband, daughter (2) and mother in law. We bought the tickets in advance to save a few pounds and my daughter was free. We had a good time. We saw elephants and rhinos, lions, gorillas and a variety of monkeys...More

Thank hotelhoppa
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Response from Christopher H | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can just show the reference number #SaveTheTrees
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Response from JakeCopperfield | Reviewed this property |
There are picnic areas with toilets, bins and some cover. There is also a cafe with an outdoor seating area.
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