FREE half-term animal park activity day in Kent

FREE half-term animal park activity day in Kent
FREE half-term animal park activity day in Kent

FREE half-term animal park activity day in Kent

A national children’s charity has announced that it is giving away FREE family tickets to parents of disabled children, and those with additional needs, for Howletts Wild Animal Park, near Cantebury, in Kent.

Caudwell Children, who provide practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, are on the lookout for 8-18 year olds and are offering family tickets for up to four people.

With the help of a professional journalist the charity will be documenting the experience, through photographs and video, so that participants will have something to remember the day by.

Andy Bailey, from Caudwell Children, says the day will give wanabee David Attenborough’s a wonderful chance to shine. As he explained: “Howletts Wild Animal Park is a wonderful facility and is full of rare and endangered species.

“The legendary Steve Irwin visited the park in 2004 and described the park’s gorillas as ‘the finest in the world’.

“Those who attend, on Tuesday24th October, 2017, must be willing to get involved with the ‘wildlife journalist’ activity. They need to be comfortable in front of a camera and be happy to comment on the animals that they see.”

The day will run from 9:00am-5:00pm and will see participants viewing over 500 impressive animals from 50 different species.

“The park will allow the children and young people to see some amazing animals up close,” said Andy. “As well as the largest breeding herd of African elephants in the United Kingdom, they also house black rhinos, bison, tigers, leopards, antelopes, anteaters, wolves, and many more interesting animals.”

The visit, which has been funded by Downlands Educational Trust, will also allow participants to learn about the animal conservation programmes that that the park operates.

“Family tickets are normally £62.95 so this is a great opportunity to gain entry, during the half-term holiday, for free,” explained Andy. “You’ll get to explore the parks 90 acres and enjoy all its facilities.”

Participants will have to make their own way to Howletts Wild Animal Park and will have to either bring a packed lunch or buy food and drink from the parks on site facilities.

Andy says the park is suitable for everyone. As he concluded: “Whilst the park is accessible there are some steeper areas. However, there are selected routes suitable for wheelchair users.”

Tickets are limited and are available on a first come first served basis.

To find out more or to book tickets ring Andy Bailey on 01782 600867 or email Andy here. 

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