Event time9:30 to 5:00
Event date18 Jun
Sunday 18th June 2023
Dads Go Free on Father's Day
We're bringing back our popular ‘Dads Go Free’ offer on Sunday 18th June 2023! A parent visiting Howletts Wild Animal Park will enjoy FREE entry, with any full paying child day ticket.
Rediscover the wild with a family day out at Kent’s original wild animal park this Father's Day. Lose yourself in 90 acres of ancient parkland where you’ll discover some of the world’s most endangered animals, including the only baby elephants in the county. Come face to face with gorillas, tigers and monkeys at their large viewing windows for the perfect selfie! For some really wild Father's Day activities, check out our exciting animal encounters and come face to face with your favourite animals!
Alongside all the animal magic, you can explore Animals of the Ice Age - included in your admission! Walk amongst the ice giants and learn incredible facts, which tell the story of the animal kingdom as it was, over 2.6 million years ago. With amazing beasts along the trail, there will be plenty of surprises to keep kids and parents on the lookout.Book now
Plan Your Day
Over 300 animals live in the 90 acre park so you'll want to make sure you don't miss a thing! Check out our Plan Your Day page to find everything you need to make your day out run smoothly this Father's Day, including where all your favourite animals live, play areas, restaurants and toilet facilities.Plan your day
Animals of the Ice Age
Marvel at the life size prehistoric 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 - all included in your admission ticket!Animals of the Ice Age
Where to Eat
Once you've worked up an appetite it's time to take a break from exploring and enjoy your own feeding time! You'll find tasty hot & cold dishes, including a delicious Sunday roast at our restaurant and cafe or grab a quick snack and a delicious coffee at our seasonal kiosks.Where to eat
Your Ticket in is Their Ticket Home
Your ticket will help to fund not only the care of the animals here at Howletts Wild Animal Park but will also support our overseas projects. Thanks to the generosity of visitors like you, we - in conjunction with The Aspinall Foundation (charity number 326567) - have released more than 70 gorillas back to the wild and our released gorillas have had over 35 wild births! In Indonesia, we have released 49 Javan gibbons, 14 Javan grizzled langurs and 148 Javan ebony langurs. The Indonesian primates have over 40 wild births. We have also transferred 8 black rhino from our Kent parks to Africa, who have produced 25 offspring between them. Find out more about our conservation work around the world.Working around the world
Busy on Father's Day?
Purchase an Annual Pass so you and dad can spend some quality time and visit all year round!
Terms and conditions
- One free adult ticket with a full-paying child ticket at Howletts Wild Animal Park
- Maximum of one free adult per party
- Excludes additional experiences, Annual Passes and tickets to Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
- Valid on 18th June 2023 only
- Not valid with concession tickets
- Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, voucher or promotion including Tesco Clubcard and Aspinall Foundation Adoption Passes
- Offer can be redeemed via our website or in person at our Gatehouse
- Offer ends 18th June 2023
- Tickets are subject to availability and the offer can be withdrawn at any time