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Wildlife & Nature Event, Mon 18 - Sun 24 Aug 2014


© Howletts Wild Animal Park

© Howletts Wild Animal Park

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


Join us for a week dedicated to our hooved friends! Enjoy a selection of animal feeds and try your hand at arts and crafts inspired by our hooved animals.

Learn about our hooved friends in our educational talks and get up close to some as our animals get a tasty treat. Some of our animals will have to work a little bit harder for their food when we make some enrichment for them to play with.

Join us for our Wee Squirting Compeition where you can learn all about scent marking and try to get your name to the top of the leader board! Then head to the Education Centre to make a mask of our favourite hooved animal - the tapir.

- Animal Quiz, all day, Education Centre.
- Guess the Animal Trail, all day, Follow the Clues.
- Tapir Mask Making, all day, Education Centre.
- Wee Squirting Game, 10.30am, Education Centre.
- Gorilla Talk, 11am, New Gorillas.
- Rhino Talk, 11.30am, Rhino Enclosure.
- Red River Hog Talk and Feed, 12pm, 'Pig Hill'.
- Gorilla Talk, 1pm, New Gorillas.
- Anteater Talk, 1.30pm, Anteater Enclosure.
- Elephant Talk, 2pm, Under Bandstand.
- Bongo Talk, 3pm, Bongo Enclosure.
- Wee Squirting Game, 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 groups

Please telephone in advance for pushchairs.

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 18 - Sun 24 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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