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  1. Kent Life, near Maidstone, Kent

    Kent Life


    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Explore period homes, historic buildings and discover authentic herb and hop gardens – within 28...

  2. Biddenden Vineyards, Biddenden, Kent

    Biddenden Vineyards



    Biddenden Vineyards is Kent's oldest commercial vineyard producing award winning wines, ciders and...

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Brasserie des Sources at The Tunbridge Wells Hotel

Brasserie des Sources at The Tunbridge Wells Hotel

A traditional French brasserie, part of The Tunbridge Wells Hotel with magnificent views over The Pantiles, serving traditional French dishes using...

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Howletts Wild Animal Park

Animal Collection

Bekesbourne Road

Tel: 0844 842 4647

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Howletts Wild Animal Park, Bekesbourne, near Canterbury, Kent

A great day out for the whole family! Come and see the largest collection of western lowland gorillas in the world and the largest herd of African elephants in the UK plus lions, tigers, giant anteaters, monkeys and many more; all at our multi awarding winning wild animal park just outside Canterbury. Walk with lemurs and get up close and personal by coming face to face with some of our amazing animals in their glass fronted enclosures. Feeling adventurous? Try out the Treetop Challenge* or Animal Adventure Challenge*. We’re also world-renowned for our successful breeding programmes and commitment to conservation. With an all new calendar of events in 2014, there will be lots to keep the whole family entertained, giving you more reasons to come back again and again!

*Additional charges apply, please see website for details.


  • Visit EnglandCode of Practice Code of Practice 2014

Opening Times

Open New Year
Open All Year
2014/15 Opening (winter) (01/10/2014 - 31/03/2015)
Bank Holiday09:3017:00

* Last admission 16.30 during the summer and 15.30 during the winter. Closed on Christmas Day.

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