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Meet Santa, from 9 Dec 2017


Male Western Lowland Gorilla at Howletts

Male Western Lowland Gorilla at Howletts


Howletts Wild Animal Park

01227 721286


Bekesbourne Road,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec Santa's Grotto
Thu 21 - Sat 23 Dec Santa's Grotto


Meet Santa and his elves!

A little bit of Christmas magic is coming to Howletts this year! You and your little ones can meet Santa Claus and his friendly elves on selected weekends from the end of November into December. With time slots every 30 minutes from 10am to 4pm Santa and his elves will be merrily greeting families and giving away special Christmas gifts to children.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsPushchairs availableRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcome

Please telephone in advance for pushchairs.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec 2017 10:00 to 16:00
Thu 21 - Sat 23 Dec 2017 10:00 to 16:00


Entry to the grotto is £10 per child, including a special gift and free admission into the grotto for adults. A valid Membership or single visit park entry ticket is also required and this year, Port Lympne Annual Park Members will enjoy FREE admission to Howletts to visit the grotto. Souvenir photos are available for a small additional charge. Maximum capacity 6 people per time slot.

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See location of Howletts Wild Animal Park on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TR 202570  Lat: 51.26961 Long: 1.15582

Howletts Wild Animal Park is located at Bekesbourne and is signposted 'Bridge exit' off the A2, three miles south of Canterbury in Kent. Free parking available.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Bekesbourne station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Please telephone in advance for pushchairs.

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