Howletts Wild Animal Park
near Canterbury, Kent
Average time spent – 3-4+ hours.
Things to do at Howletts Wild Animal Park review
Howletts Animal Park is a large zoo located just outside of Canterbury in Kent. It’s home to a huge number of animals from across the world and makes a really great day out for all the family. From elephants to giraffes, gorillas to tigers, this is the place to go if it’s the bigger animals you’re looking for. There are, however, smaller attractions too, such as bears, birds, and you can even walk through the Lemur enclosure, to view them up close.
Try to go around Easter time, as the gorillas usually welcome some new arrivals, and if you’re lucky you might get to see one of their really cute babies.
If your kids still want to burn off some steam there’s a play area near the main restaurant. If you’re after something a little more exciting though, an ‘Animal Adventure Challenge’, consisting of slides and zip lines which is always really popular with the kids aged 2-5 – this one costs an additional £2.50 each though. For older children and adults a ‘tree top challenge’ of zip wires is available. Again, this costs extra – £7 each, and remember to wear appropriate footwear.
The park has just recently introduced an App too, which allows you to view the animals through augmented reality technology, which sounds like a lot of fun for some of the older children.
Eating – There is a restaurant and a cafe, serving hot and cold food. During the summer though a number of kiosks are also open, selling drinks, ice creams and hot dogs. You are welcome to picnic outside.
Facilities in brief – Wildlife park with animals such as lemurs, bears, gorillas, giraffes and elephants. Play areas and ariel adventures at an additional charge. There are toilets, a restaurant and a cafe.
Entry price – *Higher Prices.
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher Priced. You can save up to 15% on your tickets by booking online in advance. An adult ticket online is just under £20 and £17 for a child aged 3-15. Under 3’s are free. Parking is free.
Opening: Howletts Wildlife park is open all year round apart from Christmas day. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Address: Bekesbourne Ln, Bekesbourne, Littlebourne, Canterbury CT4 5EL, Kent, England. Phone: 01227 712111
Category – Wildlife Park – Indoors and outdoors – suitable for all ages.
Written by Sam, writer at www.dovecottageblog.com
Photos courtesy www.thingstodoinkent.co.uk
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