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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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Easily accessible

A recent couple of visit supporting service users reminded me what a fantastic place Howletts is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MBJ6666
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
via mobile
Excellent

We visited with our daughter and two grandchildren aged eight and twelve. The animals looked happy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mandi S
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Lymington, 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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A recent couple of visit supporting service users reminded me what a fantastic place Howletts is ! Many happy days spent there when my children were young .

Thank MBJ6666
HowlettsPortLympne, Office Administrator at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our daughter and two grandchildren aged eight and twelve. The animals looked happy and well cared for and had plenty of space. There were informative boards and notices on the cages and compounds which the children read and were interested in. Monkeys...More

Thank Mandi S
HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments. Glad your grandchildren were both entertained and educated and we hope to see you all again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived Saturday morning and was surprised there wasnt any queues or many cars in the car park. Was very quiet and very enjoyable day. Love the gorillas and especially with how many they have here. The resturant was very expensive. But all in all a...More

Thank Foodporn84
HowlettsPortLympne, Office Administrator at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

30/10/2017 - Weather was cold but wrap up. We saw all the big cats and most of the smallest ones, the wolves were having a run about, elephants and rhinos all out playing. Most of the monkeys / gibbons where out/ could be seen. We...More

Thank Ben N
HowlettsPortLympne, Office Administrator at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I was pleased you saw a large variety of animals and enjoyed your day. Please visit us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was the wrong time of year to visit a lot of the animals had more sense than us and were staying inside in the warm! That said the prices were still the same, a little high if you ask me for late October. I'm sure...More

Thank Neil B
HowlettsPortLympne, Office Administrator at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Here at Howletts we never lock our animals out of their sleeping quarters as it is better for their welfare. I do hope you will visit us again maybe in the summer.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As usual during the school holidays we plan a family day out. My son is 17, daughter 13; they suggested to zoo. We last visited Howletts about 7 years ago. When we arrived we headed straight for the tigers. Magnificent!!! Then on to the lioness,...More

Thank Grace A
HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the acknowledgement of the conservation work we do here at Howletts and also for the work the keepers do in caring for the animals or our education team for talking to the public about our animals here and our overseas projects. The...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Zoo improves every time I visit, the pens and areas for the animals are really spacious, the animals themselves are of course the stars, the Tigers and Gorillas are the main attractions of course, and rightly so. All are in fantastic condition and plainly...More

Thank lmk1932017
HowlettsPortLympne, Front Office Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to make comments about your visit to our park. We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant day out for the children, the only thing that could be changed at the park is the food , the food is very expensive and not very good , we had the burger and hot dogs and all of it went in the bin...More

Thank littlespiv1995
HowlettsPortLympne, Office Administrator at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments and pleased you enjoyed your day. I have passed your comments regarding the food to the Catering Manager. May I ask if you complained to the restaurant at the time so that we could have rectified the issues you had...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the zoo on 6th October, was a lovely sunny day. Overall we were impressed by the huge pens, cleanliness of the premises and relaxed and pleasant surroundings. We did feel disappointed by rarely any sightings of most of the animals. We appreciate the...More

Thank jackiewhiteman
HowlettsPortLympne, Office Administrator at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. I was sorry to learn that you were disappointed with your visit. Our animals have access to their sleeping areas at all times to reduce their stress, and on a board at the entrance to the park, there is a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a lovely laid out zoo park where the emphasis is on the conservation of species, no shows but talks given on the animals themselves. Lots to see and no rush so you can spend time watching ,we in particular like the apes and gorillas. |But...More

Thank hippo432
HowlettsPortLympne, office administrator at Howletts Wild Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review and I was pleased to learn that you appreciate and recognise our conservation work. I do hope you will visit us again soon.

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Kayleigh R
6 October 2017|
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Response from petertingey | Reviewed this property |
There is a meerkat walk, yes. It's a proper path though. Still part of the ticket price.
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Ila G
31 August 2017|
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Response from PhilG8 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and it has to be pre booked as only limited numbers can go in. But they do have free talks near the elephants sometimes so maybe you'll be able to hear that?
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RachaelShearing
1 August 2017|
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Response from Haribo28Edinburgh |
No, you walk around the Zoo to look at everything.
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