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Location mapHowletts Wild Animal Park is located in Bekesbourne, Kent in the South East of England, just three miles south of Canterbury. Easy to find by car or by public transport come and visit us today. 

Howletts is within approximately one and a half hours’ drive of most locations in Surrey, Sussex and Essex, and is within easy reach of London.

Our Address is:

Howletts Wild Animal Park
Nr Canterbury

Directions to Howletts Wild Animal Park

If you are travelling by car Howletts wild animal park is in the southeast corner of Kent and lies just off the A2 past Canterbury. It is also a short distance from Folkestone and the southern coast of England.

For a Google Map to Howletts Wild Animal Park, please click here.

Please note the coast-bound carriageway of the A2 between Brenley Corner and Canterbury will be closed from 8pm on Fridays to 6am on Mondays from October 3rd - December 1st.  Please click on the map below to see the diversion.

The long way round






Travelling from Surrey and Sussex could not be simpler as your fastest route will be to join the M25 and travel to join the M26/M20 in the direction of Dover and Folkestone. Leave the M20 Motorway at Junction 7, where you will join the A249 and follow signposts to the M2, then the A2 and Dover and Folkestone. Once you pass Canterbury, the way to Howletts Wild Animal Park is clearly signposted - just follow the brown tourist signs to the park. Estimated travelling time from Junction 8 of the M25 is approximately 1 hour.

Directions from London and Essex are simple if you follow the A2 out of London or pick up at the A2 at the M25 intersection, and follow signs for Dover/Folkestone. Once you pass exit for Canterbury. The way to Howletts Wild Animal Park is clearly signposted - just follow the brown tourist signs to the park. Estimated travelling time to Howletts from Junction 2 at the M25/A2 intersection is approximately 45 minutes.

Travelling by Public Transport

Howletts wild animal park is a 90 minute train journey from Victoria station in London which travels directly to Bekesbourne station.

Jump aboard the brand new bus service from Canterbury to Howletts.  Operating on Saturdays and during school holidays from Saturday 24th May until September 2014.  For more details please visit

Travelling from Overseas

The park is easily reached from the Channel ports and is only a 10 minute drive from Le Shuttle terminal, or Dover and Folkestone Ports

Souvenir park maps available at the main entrance: 95p each, maps include animal information.  Selected wheelchair routes available and wheelchairs available for hire.  Please ring in advance to reserve.