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Male Western Lowland Gorilla at Howletts

Male Western Lowland Gorilla at Howletts


Howletts Group Booking Office

+44 (0)844 842 4647


Bekesbourne Road,

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Howlett's Wild Animal Park, near Canterbury, offers an exciting and educational day out for groups and families of all ages. In 2015, the successful wild animal park will be celebrating its 40th birthday with a host of events and activities taking place to mark this special occasion so join in the fun with us.

Walk amongst lemurs, come face to face with lions, tigers, giant anteaters and our world famous family of Western lowland gorillas in their glass fronted enclosures and in the spring and summer months, mimic the agile primates by trying the exciting Treetop Challenge* or Animal Adventure Challenge* - an obstacle course with rope bridges and zip wires, set in the trees.

The park is set in 90 acres of historic parkland and is an area of outstanding natural beauty - with wooded walkways and paths to explore along with educational and fun animal talks throughout the day, there is something new to discover around every corner.

Visitors can follow clues along the self guided trails, centred around a different theme every month, as they explore the home of some of the most endangered species on the planet including: the largest herd of African elephants outside their native land, big cats, small cats, primates and more.

It's the perfect place to witness conservation in action. For more information, please visit the website:

Group Visit Beneftis:
FREE entry for the coach driver
FREE coach parking and easy access
Group Animal Adoption rates
Special group rates for 15 or more people

Visit hrs: 2

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

Children welcomeDisabled access

Please telephone in advance for pushchairs.

Opening details

Howletts Wild Animal Park is open everyday except Christmas Day.
Summer (25 March to 24 October) 9.30am - 6pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Winter (25 October to 28 March) 9.30am - 5pm (last admission 3.30pm)

On Christmas Eve we're open from 9.30am to 2pm. The last admission is 12.30pm.


For further information, pricing and membership details, please visit



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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 accessDisabled access
  • 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
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Please telephone in advance for pushchairs.

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