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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 out

I'm not sure why but I wasn't expecting a lot before we went here but actually I was really... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nicola K
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Short break

Different to port Lympne but just as good more wide spread on the flat . Plenty of animals to see... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
alan_clifford1
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Seaford, 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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“port lympne” (102 reviews)
“big cats” (52 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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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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"feeding times"
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"animal talks"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I'm not sure why but I wasn't expecting a lot before we went here but actually I was really surprised at just how big it is and how many animals there are here. Loved the elephants and liked hearing about the work the zoo does...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Different to port Lympne but just as good more wide spread on the flat . Plenty of animals to see and things to do

Thank alan_clifford1
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HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review and pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and hope you will visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our day out at this attraction, it was a baking hot day and some of the animals were a bit reluctant to come and see the humans, As we strolled leisurely through the clean well maintained park the animals did become more...More

Thank Michael M
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HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely comments about Howletts Wild Animal Park and we are pleased you enjoyed your day. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled a long way to visit howletts and it did not disappoint. This isn’t the same as other wildlife attractions and you can tell that as soon as you walk through the doors. No fancy theming or animal shows. But animals in huge enclosures...More

Thank Kasey49
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HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and was pleased to know that you appreciate and understand the work we do here. Our dedicated team of keepers make sure the animals really do come first. We pride ourselves on the conservation work we do....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a good day out apart from the fact there was wasps everwhere, and not just one or two. i understand that they protect animals, so they would not kill them , but when i asked a member of staff about them they told...More

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HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Unfortunately, we are suffering with a large amount of wasps, but then a lot of the country also has the same problem.We do everything we can to control the problem, bin bags get changed daily in most bins or at...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok so I am out of touch with prices but entrance fee at £66 for 3 took some swallowing. ( should have booked on line last night to save some money but only decided to go today). First stop after paying was the loo. This...More

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HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and sorry you were disappointed and I will try and address your issues. The price for entry is competitive with other wild life parks, and as a charity most of the money goes into the care and welfare of our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely day today! Took 2 young teens, the majority of the cost of which paid for by Tesco Clubcard (bonus!) and really enjoyed the day. They undertook the tree top challenge which was slightly easy for them but which was fun nonetheless. The team at...More

Thank Tammi N
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HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review and pleased to learn that you enjoyed your visit. I do hope you will visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our daughter (26) here for her birthday treat, along with 2 year old grandson. The weather obviously helps and we had a nice sunny hot day. It's a great place to see some wonderful animals and learn about the conservation. Grandson of course was...More

Thank Ian H
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HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review and what better day to give your grandson the opportunity to spot dumper trucks and eat jelly. Perfect day for him. I am pleased you appreciate the conservation work we do here, and hope you will visit us again...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had decided to go to the zoo with my young children and they loved it seeing the elephant and monkeys will be returning soon

Thank PaulW199122
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HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are members of both parks and normally come weekly. Every visit is different and different animals like big cats come out different times of day. We have loved watching Matsi the clouded leopard bring up her two boys. The keepers always have time to...More

Thank Kate A
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HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review and pleased to learn that you enjoy your visits to both parks. Our keepers are very dedicated to their animals and are always happy to share their knowledge.

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Maddie H
8 August 2018|
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Response from Vikkiocks | Reviewed this property |
We had a pushchair with us and it was fine so I imagine it would also be fine for a wheelchair - there is one reasonably steep hill by the elephant pens/cafe but this is all.
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Bridget R
25 July 2018|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are and clean too
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Pamela J
24 July 2018|
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Response from Kellee1526 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are usually some shady spots. Some picnic benches are in the sun but a selection are under tress so you should be able to find somewhere to stay in the shade. Some of the zoo is in amongst the trees so part of the... More
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