Enjoy a day out like no other! This great conservation Wildlife Park has over 400 animals, including Kent's only giant anteaters!
Littlebourne, Canterbury, Kent CT4 5EL
Animals, Gardens and Open Spaces, Outdoor Activities
Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s
(based on family of 4)
Plan a day out with the family, and do something very exciting!
Consistently a favourite with TripAdvisor reviewers – Kent’s most successful animal park, Howletts near Canterbury, offers a wild day out, like no other!
Enjoy park life as you explore wooded walkways and paths to discover some of the world’s most rare and endangered species including gorillas, primates, big cats, small cats, giant anteaters and more.
Take your herd to see their herd of African elephants – the largest herd in the UK and later, show off your skills on the Treetop Challenge, an exhilarating high ropes course; or Animal Adventure Challenge, a fun course for younger visitors.
Children can also enjoy being active at the great play area, where they can climb, explore and swing while their parents relax. Groups can enjoy free daily animal talks that are lively and informative, as well as watching animal feeds.
Discover a world lost in time, at Animals of the Ice Age! As you explore a forgotten land, you’ll 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.
Discover a world lost in time, at Animals of the Ice Age! As you explore a forgotten land, you’ll 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.
There are a variety of cafes and kiosks around the park, including the Pavilion Restaurant at its centre.
Howletts Wild Animal Park, different from conventional zoos, is all about the welfare and protection of endangered species. If you care about animals, pay them a visit to see how their successful breeding programmes, specialist feeding routines and dedicated veterinary teams make them world leaders in conservation.
Kick start your adventure by downloading a map of the park before your visit, to make sure you don’t miss a thing! Opening hours vary depending on the season and tickets can be purchased online.
Stay safe. Coronavirus advice is being updated regularly. Some attractions are starting to reopen with social distancing measures in place. Enjoy browsing the site for trips and please check directly with the venue before visiting. Let’s Go with the Children is here to help and support families with ideas and information on what attractions are re-opening.