Howletts Wild Animal Park, near Canterbury is the perfect destination for exciting and educational days out for your group or family. The park, set up by the pioneering conservationist, John Aspinall, is open 364 days a year and is home to some of the most rare and endangered species on the planet. Howletts has the largest collection of critically endangered western lowland gorillas in the world and the largest collection of African elephants in Europe.
Howletts Wild Animal Park is set over 90 acres of historic parkland, just outside the famous city of Canterbury, and offers visitors the chance to walk with lemurs, get up close and personal with Northern Chinese leopards in their brand new glass fronted enclosure and even mimic the agile primates on the Treetop Challenge – an obstacle course set in the trees, with exciting rope walks and zip wires. For the younger adventurers there is the Animal Adventure Challenge – an obstacle course packed with fun climbing frames, rope bridges and swings.
Our restaurants and refreshment kiosks provide a variety of hot and cold snacks or bring a picnic to enjoy in the beautiful settings of the 90 acre park.
Discounted admission prices for group bookings are available, with a minimum number of 15 per group. Bespoke extras can also be arranged and there is ample parking for coaches.