VISIT KENT'S AWARD WINNING WILDLIFE ATTRACTION
See conservation in action at Howletts
Visit Howletts, Kent's original wildlife park, it's a unique adventure like no other! As we’re a conservation charity, your visit helps us to protect wildlife here in the UK, which then enables us to send animals back to the wild in conjunction with The Aspinall Foundation.
With over 400 animals, including Kent’s only giant anteaters, the largest herd of African elephants in the UK, and more gorillas, tigers, leopards and monkeys than any zoo in the County, it’s a fun packed, wild day out for a great price!
Great days out
Did we mention we have the largest herd of African elephants in the UK? See our baby rhinos, visit our popular amur tiger Arina and see our family of western lowland gorillas. There are so many rare and endangered animals waiting to meet you! With new babies arriving throughout the year, there’s always something new to see. Learn more about our animals here.
Your day out
Explore a 90-acre adventure in beautiful ancient parkland that is ideal for great days out in Kent with the entire family. No gimmicks, no nonsense, Howletts Wild Animal Park is committed to one thing, the conservation, breeding and reintroduction of rare and endangered animals.....
Join in our free animal talks, watch our animals being fed and visit our education centre, all included free with your entry ticket. Why not pay us a visit and see why we keep winning a TripAdvisor certificate of excellence year after year? Your visit directly helps our charitable work.
OPENS SPRING 2018
Explore: Animals of the Ice Age!
Discover a world lost in time, as you marvel at the life size pre historic creatures taking over the Woodland Walk. Wonder at the mighty mammoth, stare at the savage sabre toothed Smilodon and delight at the sheer size of the giant sloth, plus many more. Our new outdoor exhibition, is shaping up to be the coolest thing in Canterbury this Spring!Find out more
Walking with Lemurs
You can walk alongside our lively lemurs in their natural leafy enclosure as the playful primates explore the branches overhead. See black and white ruffed, crowned and red-bellied lemurs in this ever popular walk-through exhibit – it’s a must see!
Experience the treetops just like our primates!
If you like adventure and a challenge, Howletts has an extra surprise in store. On site is our Treetop Challenge – this exhilarating high ropes course, for explorers over 1.2metres tall, will show you the park from a monkey’s perspective!
£8 per person.
Open weekends only* 10am to 4.00 (last entry).
Please note this activity is subject to weather conditions and availability. Open weekends and school holidays. Please call us on 01227 721286 to check availability before your visit.
Adventure play park for your little ones
Animal Adventure Challenge
For young adventurers (aged 2-5 years), we have our Animal Adventure Challenge; a fun course for children featuring slides, a telescope and periscope, children’s zip-line, bird’s nest swing, monkey bars and more! Admission £3.50 per child.
This activity is subject to weather conditions and availability. Please call us on 01227 721286 to check availability before your visit.
Book your annual park membership online today and enjoy exclusive benefits just for you, while being part of real conservation.Get your membership
Amazing day out!
We went expecting a small and relatively quick day out, but this place is full of lovely surprises and amazing animals! The best day out I had while we were in the area of Canterbury!!
Another fantastic day out.
Have been lucky to visit here and sister park Port Lympne many times. Every time see something new. Listened to the goriila talk and the rhino talk given by Emily, very interesting. Lucky to watch the baby rhino Mizzy? with her mum. So sweet .
What a great park!
We were the 2nd customers through the door just after Christmas and it was perfect. We had the Park almost to ourselves and even better all the animals were out having just been fed. Within 5 minutes we had seen 2 magnificent Black Rhino and several African Elephants at close quarters.