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Wildlife & Nature Event, Mon 25 - Sun 31 Aug 2014


Male Western Lowland Gorilla at Howletts

Male Western Lowland Gorilla at Howletts

Treetop Challenge at Howletts Wild Animal Park

Treetop Challenge at Howletts Wild Animal Park

Elephants at Howletts Wild Animal Park

Elephants at Howletts Wild Animal Park


Howletts Wild Animal Park

0844 842 4647


Bekesbourne Road,

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 18 - Sun 24 Aug Hoofstock Week
Mon 25 - Sun 31 Aug Small Cat Week
Wed 1 - Sun 5 Oct Wild Dog Weekend


This week Howletts is celebrating the park's extraordinary small cats! Learn about these elusive felines at our special feeds and unique tours. Children will also love the special crafts and games running in the park.

Learn the best places to spot our sneaky small cats and hopefully see some of them up close when we feed them later in the day. Watch our cats use their enrichment and display some natural behaviours.

Colour in a picture of your favourite small cat in the education centre and post it up on facebook. At the end of the day, take a guided walk through Woodland Walk. Your guide will tell you all the best places to spot the small cats and you might even meet some of the other inhabitants of the Woodland Walk.

- Animal Quiz, all day, Education Centre.
- Guess the Animal Trail, all day, Follow the Clues.
- Small Cat Colouring-in, all day, Education Centre.
- Gorilla Talk, 11am, New Gorillas.
- Fishing Cat Talk, 11.30am, Fishing Cat Enclosure.
- Red River Hog Talk and Feed, 12pm, 'Pig Hill'.
- Gorilla Talk, 1pm, New Gorillas.
- Clouded Leopard Talk, 2pm, Woodland Walk.
- Honey Badger Talk, 3pm, Honey Badger Enclosure.
- Woodland Walk Tour and Cat Feeds, 3.30pm, Meet at Sulawesi Macaques.

Please note that times are subject to change. Please see blackboards around the park for details of any changes.

For further details see

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

Please telephone in advance for pushchairs.

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 25 - Sun 31 Aug 2014



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

Map reference: TR 196567  Lat: 51.26741 Long: 1.14693

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

Jump aboard the brand new bus service from Canterbury to Howletts. Operating on Saturdays and during school holidays until September 2014. Also get 2FOR1 single visit entry when you travel by bus.* To download a voucher and for bus info, visit;

*Terms and conditions apply

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

Please telephone in advance for pushchairs.

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