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School Holiday Event, Fri 21 Jul - Sun 3 Sep 2017


Wildwood © Dave Butcher

Wildwood © Dave Butcher


Herne Common,
Herne Bay,

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Fri 21 Jul - Sun 3 Sep Summer Smiles


Looking for the perfect family day out this summer? Put a smile on everyone's dace with a trip to Wildwood.

We have two gorgeous otters just arrived, we've added the exciting new Pine Marten Towers to the play park with climbing walls, rope bridges and slides PLUS we have our usual selection of great British animals in our 40 acre woodland and plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained throughout the summer holidays!

Meet the Animal
Your chance to meet one of our cuddly, friendly critters. Rolo the rabbit, bats, dormice, hedgehogs and ferrets will all be appearing regularly at one of our twice daily sessions.

Daily Talks
Find out more about the history and behaviour of our bears. Arctic foxes, pine martens and lynx with engaging talks by our keepers.

Get close to nature and interact with antlers, skulls, furs and other tactile animal artifacts at our touchtables on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

'Place the Face' Trail
Over the six-week summer period, we'll be having three bi-weekly trails which all concentrate on the different faces of our animals. Can you match up the noses, eyes and ears on the trail cards to different animals in the park? Every 50p trail purchased gets a loyalty card and a pencil, every trail completed gets a prize. Collect one stamp on your loyalty card for a sticker, two for a badge and complete all three trails for an exclusive wristband. Don't forget to put completed trails in our prize draw bucket for the chance to win gift vouchers.

Medieval Event 29/30 July
This special weekend is held by our friends, the Regia Anglorum at their hand built Wychurst village next door to Wildwood. Entry is via the Wychurst gate (next to the bear bridge exit) and is free with the option to donate to help maintain their village. You'll see warriors training, Viking games, feast preparations in the longhall and battle preparations culminating in a huge battle with authentic weaponry and techniques.

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 toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 21 Jul - Sun 3 Sep 2017
Please see the website for opening times.


Please see the website for details of admission prices.



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Map reference: TR 173637  Lat: 51.33112 Long: 1.11901

Situated on the A291 between Canterbury and Herne Bay. Bus: Triangle Bus No 4 or 6. Wildwood bus stop.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Herne Bay 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
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • Please note that seating in the Cafe is limited during busy times. Microwave available for warming baby milk/food (to be warmed by parents/guardians) No dogs allowed - this includes guide dogs. Visually impaired visitors will be offered any other assistance required in order to enjoy their visit. Free wheelchair / mobility scotter loans available. Please pre-book on 01227 712 111.


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
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