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Kent October half term animal experiences at Port Lympne Reserve and Howletts Wild Animal Park

By Angela Cole

How would your little ones fancy trying a Creepy Carnivore tour with some wolves for half term?

This month Port Lympne Reserve near Hythe is holding the tour of the wolf enclosure along with baboon talks, gorilla talks and a dinosaur trail of Dinosaur Forest for the half term holidays.

The spine-tingling activities running from Saturday, October 21 to Sunday, October 29 include an eerie enrichment workshop, treat-making for the animals and, for Halloween, pumpkin carving sessions too.

Meet the dinosaurs at Port Lympne Reserve near Hythe

Meet the dinosaurs at Port Lympne Reserve near Hythe

Whilst in carnivore territory, there are cheetah cubs and other ferocious felines to meet.
During the visit jump on board a safari truck and journey through the Asian and African Experiences, and see the spectacled bears, giraffe and the new Bactrian camels.

Spectacled bears at Port Lympne

Spectacled bears at Port Lympne

The activities run through the day from 10.45am to 4pm.

At Port Lympne's sister site, Howletts Wild Animal Park near Canterbury, the half term fun from Saturday, October 21 to Sunday, October 29, include spooky games and activities including exploratory trails to win prizes, creepy crafts, pumpkin carving and face painting.

Half term activities across Kent

For Halloween young visitors are invited to dress to impress on Sunday, October 29 and enter the frightening fancy dress competition to win a goody bag.

Howletts Wild Animal Park, near Canterbury

Howletts Wild Animal Park, near Canterbury

During your visit, see the largest herd of African elephants in the UK and see baby lemur Baobab, named in a vote by Howlett’s social media followers and spot the leopards in their special glass-fronted enclosure near the Pavilion Restaurant.

Howletts Wild Animal Park, Bekesbourne. Picture Tony Flashman

Howletts Wild Animal Park, Bekesbourne. Picture: Tony Flashman

Plus, enjoy a special twilight trek with the education presenters and see the park in a different light, at £15 and £10 for children, which needs to be pre-booked.

Daily activities run from 10am to 4.15pm when the Twilight Trek heads off.

To get tickets, and get a 10% online visit aspinallfoundation.org/howletts and aspinallfoundation.org/port-lympne

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