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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 Group Booking Office

+44 (0)844 842 4647


Bekesbourne Road,

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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. In 2015, the successful wild animal park will be celebrating its 40th birthday with a host of events and activities taking place to mark this special occasion so join in the fun with us.

Walk amongst lemurs, come face to face with lions, tigers, giant anteaters and our world famous family of Western lowland gorillas in their glass fronted enclosures and in the spring and summer months, mimic the agile primates by trying the exciting Treetop Challenge* or Animal Adventure Challenge* - an obstacle course with rope bridges and zip wires, set in the trees.

The park is set in 90 acres of historic parkland and is 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: the largest herd of African elephants outside their native land, big cats, small cats, primates and more.

It's the perfect place to witness conservation in action. For more information, please visit the website:

Group Visit Beneftis:
FREE entry for the coach driver
FREE coach parking and easy access
Group Animal Adoption rates
Special group rates for 15 or more people

Visit hrs: 2

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

Children welcomeDisabled access

Please telephone in advance for pushchairs.

Opening details

Open every day except Christmas Day.
Summer 10am - 6pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Winter 10am - 5pm (last admission 3.30pm)


Group Visit Rates:
Minimum party of 15
Adults (16+) £15.00
Child (2 - 15yrs) £13.50
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

School Visit Rates:
Child (2 - 15yrs) £8.25
Student (over 16yrs) £9.25
Accompanying teacher (1 free teacher admitted for every 10 children/students) £8.25
Educational Talk (30mins for maximum of 30 children/students) £35.00
Enrichment Session (30mins for maximum of 15 children/students) £35.00

Group booking pack available at Please return the Group Booking Form 2 weeks before your visit.

School booking pack avilable at School rates are available during term time, Monday to Friday only.


  • 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

Please telephone in advance for pushchairs.



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

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