Budding young Attenborough’s won’t want to miss out on a free day at Howletts Wild Animal Park!
Visit Howletts Wild Animal Park
Budding young Attenborough’s won’t miss out! Young conservationists can visit Howletts free of charge and learn how we are protecting endangered animals and returning them to the wild.
Book Your Free Tickets
Children aged 0-15 years will be admitted free on Wednesday 5th and Friday 7th July. Book your tickets online or quote code STRIKE when purchasing your tickets on arrival.
Due to the nature of the park and health and safety limitations, a maximum ratio of 3 children per adult is enforced.
Animals of the Ice Age
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. 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. With amazing beasts along the trail, there will be plenty of surprises to keep kids and parents on the lookout.
If you want to make your day extra special, book in for a close encounter with your favourite animal. Visitors can choose unforgettable experiences including feeding the elephants, going behind the scenes with the gorillas, meeting black rhinos, scattering healthy snacks for red river hogs or even hand-feeding anteaters.
Travelling to Howletts Wild Animal Park
Howletts wild animal park is in the South East 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. If you are travelling via car use the postcode CT4 5EL.
Travelling by Train
The nearest train station to Howletts is Bekesbourne. We recommend you arrange a taxi for the short journey to Howletts Wild Animal Park from there as the route from the station is not suitable for pedestrians. The attraction is a 90-minute train journey from Victoria Station in London, via Canterbury East to Bekesbourne Station., See the Raileasy website for details.
There are lots of places to stay in Kent. If you only planning on visiting the park for one day and would like to explore some of the other attractions in the area then take a look at some of the wonderful self-catering cottages available from Snaptrip.