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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. The park is set in 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 our world famous western lowland gorillas, the largest herd of African elephants outside their native land, big cats, small cats, primates and more.
Set over 90 acres of historic parkland, Howletts is home to some of the most endangered species on the planet including our world famous western lowland gorillas, the largest herd of African elephants in the UK, big cats, small cats, primates and more.
Walk amongst lemurs, come face to face with lions, tigers, giant anteaters and wester lowland gorillas in their glass fronted enclosures and in the spring and summer months, mimic the agile primates by trying the exciting Treetop Challenge - an obstacle course with rope bridges and zip wires, set in the trees.
Designed to be a centre of excellence for conservation, Howletts Wild Animal Park has large enclosures filled with natural folliage which provide camouflage, shelter and privacy for the animals. It's the perfect place to witness conservation in action. For more information visit the website.
Admission Rates for 2013:
Adult (16 years and over) £23.95
Child (3-15, must be accompanied by an adult) £19.95
Children under 3 go free
Adult Concession £22.45
Child Concesstion £18.45
Single visit ticket is the same price as a Passport.
The new Howletts & Port Lympne Gold Card - Your passport to both parks - allows unlimited entry to both Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks for a year.
Priced at just £44.95 for adults and £34.95 for children.
Terms & conditions apply. Please always check www.aspinallfoundation.org for up to date prices.
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Notes||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)
Bekesbourne Road, Bekesbourne, Canterbury, CT4 5EL
Map reference: TR 196567 Lat: 51.26741 Long: 1.14693
Parking : free
Accessible by Public Transport : Bekesbourne station
Please telephone in advance for pushchairs.
|Wed 1 - Fri 31 May 2013||Conserve and Preserve|
|Sat 1 - Sun 30 Jun 2013||Twilight Treks|
|Mon 1 - Wed 31 Jul 2013||Visions of Life|
|Thu 1 - Sat 31 Aug 2013||A Treat A Day Keeps the Vet Away|
|Sun 1 - Mon 30 Sep 2013||The Social Network|
|Tue 1 - Thu 31 Oct 2013||Folklore and Fantasy|
|Fri 1 - Sat 30 Nov 2013||Missing Links|
|Sun 1 - Tue 31 Dec 2013||Advent Animals|