All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Animals Outdoor Fun

Wildwood Trust Kent

WIlwood Trust , Wealden Forest Park, Canterbury Road, Herne common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ
01227 712111
Average time spent - 3 hours
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Things to do at Wildwood Trust Wildlife Park review

The Wildwood Trust wildlife park just outside Canterbury in Kent is about 5 minutes down the road from my house, so we’ve visited quite a few times with our two-year-old daughter. It’s a lot bigger than it first appears, as it’s tucked away in the corner of a car park with quite an inconspicuous entrance. However, once you’re in there’s loads to do and see, and you can easily spend an entire afternoon there. Be warned though, it can get quite muddy so definitely take some wellies if it has been raining recently.

The wildlife park is home to loads of different British wildlife, however, you’ll also come across some creatures from further afield, such as Bisons, Arctic Foxes, and Reindeer – which mean it’s a lovely place to visit around Christmas time. The stand-out attraction for our daughter is always two huge brown bears. They’re kept in a large enclosure which you can view from above via a rope bridge. Make sure to catch them at feeding time though, and you’ll get to see them really close up.

There’s lots of experiences available too, where you can get closer to the animals, and even getting the chance to feed some of them. The park also runs twilight and night tours throughout the year coinciding with the full moon, which includes a hot meal in the restaurant. Following the trail around the park lakes around an hour, perfect for tired little legs.

Once you’ve seen all the animals there’s a restaurant where you can have a bite to eat, serving both hot and cold food, and during the summer an ice cream kiosk is open. There’s also two play parks for the children – one for the under fives, and one for older kids, which has recently acquired Kent’s biggest drop slide, not that we’ve ventured on that just yet!

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FAQ and Further Information Wildwood Trust Kent

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe, serving hot and cold food. You can picnic outdoors.

What are the main things to do?

Wildlife park with bison, foxes and reindeer plus huge brown bears and more. Animal experiences are available. Two play areas. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. Regular entry price is just over £12 for an adult and almost £10 for a child aged 3-17. Under 3’s are free. It is cheaper to visit in the winter.

Is there parking?

There is free parking.

When are they open?

Wildwood Trust Kent is open all year round apart from Christmas day and Boxing day. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are not permitted.

Are they accessible?

Guest post written by Sam, writer at

Wildwood Trust Kent
Wildwood Trust Kent
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