Wingham Wildlife Park
near Canterbury, Kent
Average time spent – 3+ hours.
Things to do at Wingham Wildlife Park review
Wingham Wildlife Park is a great attraction for animal lovers, located between Canterbury and Sandwich. They have over 200 different species – the biggest variety in Kent, including giraffes, tigers, lions, moon bears, meerkats, chimpanzees, wolves and red pandas.
You can get up close to the animals with walkthrough enclosures for smaller creatures including lemurs, flamingos and wallabies. There is also a reptile house with snakes, lizards, creepy crawlies and amphibians, and a tropical house with birds, butterflies and bats.
As if that wasn’t enough, there is also a dinosaur zone, with moving animatronic dinosaurs complete with sound effects! If the kids still have some energy to burn off, there is a large outdoor adventure playground, plus an indoor soft play – so you can still have fun whatever the weather. For an extra thrill, you can race around the go-kart track or play on the diggers.
Other indoor attractions include the chimp house, which has an indoor viewing area with a number of smaller monkeys inside. There is also a small museum, which is missed by most visitors. Most of the outdoor animal enclosures have a covered area, and there is also a covered picnic area in addition to the two cafes, so don’t let a little rain put you off.
Besides the animals themselves, one of our favourite features at Wingham Wildlife Park is the sandpit in the dinosaur zone, where you can uncover your very own ‘fossils’. We also love feeding the goats and wallabies in the walkthrough, the birds (including chickens and peacocks) that roam free-range around the park, and the koi carp in the lake. If you get there when the park opens you can sometimes even see the penguins being taken for a walk!
A day out at Wingham Wildlife Park is perfect for animal lovers of all ages and is particularly good for toddlers and preschoolers as there is so much to entertain them. The park is not too big for them to walk around.
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Important Information Wingham Wildlife Park
Eating – There are two cafes at Wingham Wildlife Park, with at least one open all year round – the first is near the entrance and the other is inside the indoor soft play area. Plus there are two additional kiosks selling refreshments at peak times.
Facilities in brief – Wildlife park with giraffes, lions, red pandas, tigers and more. Dinosaur zone, large outdoor adventure playground, indoor soft play. There are toilets and two cafes. Experiences are also available at an additional cost.
Entry price – *Higher priced.
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher priced. An adult ticket is £19, children 2-15 are £16. Under 2’s are free and other pricing options are available. Parking is free.
Opening: Wingham Wildlife Park is open all year round apart from Christmas day. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dog friendly? No dogs are permitted.
Address: Rusham Rd, Wingham, Canterbury CT3 1JL, Kent, England. Phone: 01227 720836
Guest post by Zoe from My Allergy Kitchen
Category – Wildlife Park – Indoors and outdoors – suitable for all ages.
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