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Male Western Lowland Gorilla at Howletts

Male Western Lowland Gorilla at Howletts

Contact

Howletts Wild Animal Park

+44 (0)844 842 4647

Address

Bekesbourne Road,
Bekesbourne,
Canterbury,
CT4 5EL

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Sat 22 - Sun 30 Oct Howling Half Term Fun

Details


Howletts Wild Animal Park, Kent’s most successful and multi award winning animal park, offers visitors the chance to experience real conservation, throughout 2016.

Howletts is a breeding sanctuary for some of the most rare and endangered species in the world. With over 450 animals and over 50 individual species, plus plenty of new births and arrivals, including adorable baby black rhino, Kasungu - the first black rhino to be born at the park, visitors have the opportunity to see real animals, real close and be part of real conservation in action.

Home to the world’s largest collection of critically endangered western lowland gorillas and the largest herd of African elephants in the UK, Howletts offers visitors the chance to get up close to Amur tigers, Northern Chinese leopards, lions and wolves in their glass fronted enclosures and walk with lemurs as the Madagascan favourites explore the branches overhead.

Set in 100 acres of historic parkland, there are wooded walkways and pathways to explore and fun and fact filled animal talks taking place at various times throughout the year, so there’s plenty for visitors of all ages to discover and enjoy.

Visitors can also try their hand at the exciting Treetop Challenge – an obstacle course, set high in the trees with rope bridges, tyre curtains, cargo nets and zip wires. Younger adventurers can enjoy the Animal Adventure Challenge featuring slides, swings and more

One of the County’s most popular visitor attractions, Howletts has conservation at its heart. Visitor monies help fund the park’s vital work with endangered species and enable the park to return animals back to protected areas of the wild, in conjunction with The Aspinall Foundation.

Throughout 2016 visitors can take advantage of special events at Howletts, including fun activities, special animal enrichment and other special events, all included in the price of the ticket at no extra cost! Visitors can also make the day extra special by booking additional activities, including talks by our expert animal teams, animal encounters and photography days.

For further information please visit www.aspinallfoundation.org/howletts

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 accessSmoking allowed

Please telephone in advance for pushchairs.

Opening details

Howletts Wild Animal Park is open everyday except Christmas Day.
Summer: 9.30am - 6pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Winter: 9.30am - 5pm (last admission 3.30pm)

Prices

For further information, pricing and membership details, please visit www.aspinallfoundation.org

Location

Directions

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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

Facilities

  • 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
  • Smoking allowedSmoking allowed

Please telephone in advance for pushchairs.

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