Get up close and personal
Animal Encounters at Howletts Wild Animal Park, Nr Canterbury, offer the chance to get up close and personal with some of the most rare and endangered animals on the planet. You’ll treasure the memory of your animal encounters forever. Animal encounters also make a great gift for the animal lover in your life.
Get a unique insight
Your encounter will include time with one of our expert keepers at Howletts as they introduce you to the animal of your choice - big cats, elephants, gorillas, primates, rhinos or tapirs. Learn interesting facts, hand feed where possible and enjoy behind the scenes access as you immerse yourself in our amazing world.
Words can't describe how amazing this zoo truly is. I had the absolute pleasure of participating in a Gorilla experience. Even though I am terrified of heights the keeper was patient and completely lovely! I absolutely love the Aspinalls and their work with gorillas! All the animals look so happy and well cared for!
Prices & Bookings
Animal Encounters are £75 for a 30 minute experience per person. Reduced rates available for short break guests.
To book an animal encounter at Howletts please call 01227 721286, e-mail us or use the form below to send us an enquiry.