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Events & Festivals, Mon 4 - Sat 9 Aug 2014


Big Cat Week © Paul W

Big Cat Week © Paul W

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


Howletts Wild Animal Park

0844 842 4647


Bekesbourne Road,

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 28 Jul - Sun 3 Aug Primate Week
Mon 4 - Sat 9 Aug Big Cat Week
Mon 11 - Sun 17 Aug Elephant Week
Mon 18 - Sun 24 Aug Hoofstock Week
Mon 25 - Sun 31 Aug Small Cat Week
Wed 1 - Sun 5 Oct Wild Dog Weekend


Come see our array of majestic lions, tigers, and leopards as we celebrate big cats all week. Don't miss our dedicated feeds and talks, fun arts and crafts, competitions and more!

During Big Cat Week, we will be presenting a range of talks on all your favourite big cats - tigers, lions and even leopards. On selected days, some of our big cats will enjoy some prey themed enrichment so you can come along and watch them hunt. Get up close to a different animal each day as our keepers feed our big cats BY HAND!

Once you've learned all about the big cats here at Howletts, come along to the Education Centre where we will have some tiger themed items for your to touch and learn about and for the youngsters, some big cat colouring in. Don't forget to put a picture of you and your drawing on facebook telling us your favourite big cat!

- Animal Quiz, all day, Education Centre.
- Guess the Animal Trail, all day, Follow the Clues.
- Big Cat Colouring-in, all day, Education Centre.
- Big Cat Touch Table, 10.30am, Education Centre.
- Gorilla Talk, 11am, New Gorillas.
- Barbary Lion Talk, 11.30a, Lion Enclosure.
- Red River Hog Talk and Feed, 12pm, 'Pig Hill'.
- Gorilla Talk, 1pm, New Gorillas.
- North Chinese Leopard Talk, 2pm, Leopard Enclosure.
- Big Cat Talk and Feed, 3pm, See Black Board.
- Big Cat Touch Table, 3.30pm, Education Centre.

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 groupsGay friendly

Please telephone in advance for pushchairs.

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 4 - Sat 9 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
  • Gay friendlyGay friendly

Please telephone in advance for pushchairs.

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