BEAR UPDATE: Please be aware that we want our bears to lead as natural a life as possible and we're allowing them the chance to hibernate. They are currently extremely lethargic and on certain days cannot be viewed as they will not venture out from their bedrooms.
To support Wildwood Trust's Conservation Projects, which include our ground breaking work with wild horses and projects to save our most endangered native mammals, your ticket includes a 10% voluntary contribution. This money is vital to our efforts to help protect Britain's most threatened wildlife.
Wildwood is a registered charity no. 1093702.
Adult (18+): £11.45 (without 10% voluntary contribution: £10.41)
Child (3-17): £8.95 (without 10% voluntary contribution: £8.14)
Senior: £10.45 (without 10% voluntary contribution: £9.50)
Student: £10.45 (without 10% voluntary contribution: £9.50)
Family: £37.50 (without 10% voluntary contribution: £34.09)
- Under 3's - Free.
- Family tickets are valid for up to 2 adults and 2 children.
- Disabled visitors pay the relevant child, adult or senior price, and their carer goes free.
- Free carers must be accompanied by at least one paying visitor (adult, child or senior).
- Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult at all times when at Wildwood.
- Students must show student identification on entry.
Always remember to gift aid your ticket price.
Gift Aid means we can receive a contribution of 25% of your total ticket price, when it includes the 10% voluntary contribution, from the tax you have already paid to the government. Prices shown above are for our 'normal ticket price' plus the voluntary 10% contribution, meaning the net price i.e. our 'normal ticket price' of admission, before the voluntary donation, in relation to the aforementioned categories, would be £10.41, £8.14, £9.50 and £34.09 respectively. Gift Aid claims can only made in respect of UK taxpayers, where the amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax is at least equal to the tax that will be reclaimed on your donations in the tax year.
Unlimited visits from only £3.50 a month!
Join as a Wildwood visitor and visit as many times as you like from only £3.50 per month.
- Single Membership: £3.50 per month (£42 per year)
- Joint Membership: £5.00 per month (£60 per year)
- Family Membership: £7.00 per month (£84 per year)
To join as a Wildwood member, simply ask in the Shop when you arrive at the park, once you have completed a membership banker's order form (bank details will be required) your first entry is completely free!
Family membership is for a maximum of 2 adults and up to 6 directly related children. Minimum membership term of 12 months. For more details on Wildwood membership click here
We are open 7 days a week all year round, including public and bank holidays. The only days that we are closed are on Christmas 25th December and Boxing day 26th December.
Please note that our opening hours change with the seasons. Currently we open from 10am every day with last entry at 3.30pm and park closing at 4.30pm. From Saturday 25th February closing times will change to last entry at 4.00pm and park closing at 5.00pm.
Seasonal admission times:
Autumn: 10am - 4pm (park closes 5pm)
Winter: 10am - 3pm (park closes 4pm)
Spring: 10am - 4pm (park closes 5pm)
Summer: 10am - 5pm (park closes 6pm)
Drop slide opening hours: All day, weekends and school holidays.
Bear bridge opening hours: Currently closed until bears are out of hibernation.
To help you get the most from Wildwood, we strongly recommended that visitors allow at least 2 hours for their visit. Please bear in mind that you may not be able to see all of the park if you arrive less 2 hours before closing time.
Unfortunately we cannot allow dogs on site due to the sensitivity of our wild animals. Please leave your dog(s) at home as leaving any animal in a car can be extremely dangerous for the animal, even for a short time. Any animal left in a car may be reported to the authorities.
Woodland conditions - Footwear
Please note that Wildwood is situated in a natural woodland with natural paths which can become muddy after periods of rain. Unlike tarmac and pavement that dries quickly after rain, the paths at Wildwood can remain wet for several days after heavy rain so we would recommend suitable, waterproof footwear for your visit.
How to Get Here
Wildwood has ample parking, and is on the bus route between Canterbury and Herne Bay, on the A291. Route 6 from Canterbury, Route 4 from Herne Bay. Ask your bus driver for the Wildwood stop, and see our special offers
for bus users.
Address: Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ
Please note that Satellite Navigation can sometimes misdirect: On the A291 look out for the Wildwood sign with the Wolf at the Wealden Forest Business Park, between Herne Common and Broad Oak. Follow signs to the entrance.
Wildwood is proud to be a member of BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums).
BIAZA represents the best zoos and aquariums in Britain and Ireland and helps to promote their work. As a member of BIAZA, Wildwood takes pride maintaining the highest standards of animal welfare, education and conservation work.
Wildwood is proud to be listed as one of Visit England's quality assured visitor attractions.
is Britain's national tourism agency – a non-departmental public body funded by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport
(DCMS). VisitBritain/VisitEngland are legally constituted as the British Tourist Authority (BTA) under the Development of Tourism Act 1969.