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Howletts Wild Animal Park

  • Bekesbourne
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks, High Ropes Courses

Attraction Information

Which are your brood’s favourite critters? Chances are they’ll spot them at Howletts Wild Animal Park, with over 400 intriguing animals all waiting to meet you.

Classics come with the largest herd of African elephants in the UK, the primates enclosure or a super slinky Amur tiger called Arina, but did you know though that Kent’s only giant anteaters live here too? Discover new breeds and make four-legged friends as you go.

The park has a thriving breeding programme designed to protect some of the most vulnerable species around, like the 15 black rhinos who can be seen scooting around their enclosure. As well as learning loads about them in daily talks and feeds, kids can also channel their inner cheeky monkeys in a dedicated play area or on the treetop challenge. That’s well worth a whoop or two!

  • Meet over 400 animals
  • Learn about endangered species and watch daily feeds
  • A play zone and treetop challenge
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Opening hours

25th October - 24th March
Monday to Sunday 09:30 -17:00
Christmas Eve 09:30 - 14:00

25th March - 24th October
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 18:00

Last Entry

2 hours before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults (16+): £22.95
Kids (3-15): £19.95
Under 3s: Free
Family (2 adults & 2 kids): £74.00

Travel & Contact Information


Near Canterbury, Bekesbourne, Kent, CT4 5EL, England

Phone number

01227 721286



Click here to visit Howletts Wild Animal Park's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Howletts Wild Animal Park is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

The park is bisected by a relatively steep slope that may prove difficult for wheelchair users. 

Yes, Howletts Wild Animal Park have stated they are pushchair friendly.

No dogs allowed

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