Welcome to Wildwood's pages just for kids! Find out more about our play area, learn about our Cute Corner where you can see some of our cute and fluffy animals, such as bunnies and chickens and try our fun quizzes section.
Our Cute Corner (formerly known as Animal Encounters) is a special section of easily recognisable animals for our pre-school visitors, although everyone is welcome to have a look! Our collection changes from time to time so stop by and have a look to see who's around for your visit! Please note that our animals are given as natural a life as possible and cannot be handled by visitors.
Chickens are kept all over the world to provide people with meat and eggs. There are around 70 billion chickens worldwide, that's about 10 for every person! There are many different breeds of chicken, and they come in different shapes, sizes and colours. Some, like our Peking chickens at Wildwood, have feathers on their feet. Polish chickens have funky feathered hairdos! Chickens can't fly very well, but by flapping their wings as they run they can travel at around 9 miles an hour. Lots of people are afraid of animals like snakes or spiders, but did you know some people are afraid of chickens? A fear of chickens is known as alektorophobia.
Rabbits are one of Britain's most popular pets. There are many different breeds. They all have long ears and excellent hearing and their long back legs to leap away from danger. Our rabbits are fed hay, rabbit pellets and plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. They particularly like green vegetables like cabbage and brussel sprouts! Pet rabbits are descended from European wild rabbits. As you walk around the park look out for wild rabbits nibbling on grass and dandelions.
Let your kids go wild and burn off all their excess energy in our fantastic play area. We have two play areas, an under 5's for little 'uns and the main play area for bigger kids.
Main play area features:
- Kent's tallest drop slide
- Tree-top towers
- Wild Fort Swings
- Climbing frame
Drop slide opening hours
The drop slide is open during weekends and during school holidays. Please note that you will need to wear socks to ride on the drop slide.
Wildwood's free toddler club for pre-school children is held on Mondays and Thursdays during school term time in the Beaver Lodge Cafe. Everyone is welcome and there's a different activity every week, from crafts and games to walks and animal talks.
Every Monday & Thursday during term time: 10.30am - 12pm
For more details about Toddler club please contact Sarah in the shop on 01227 712 111
- Please note that membership or full entry fees must be paid to attend Toddler Club. There is no extra charge for activities.
- Toddler club urgently needs toys and craft materials. If you have any old toddler toys (cars, dolls, blocks etc - no teddies or soft toys) or any outdoor play items, or craft materials you can donate, please bring them to Toddler Club or drop them off in the Wildwood Shop. Thank you!
Under 5's Play area
We have a space just for the really little ones, with swings, slides and rockers, so little ones don't get knocked over by bigger kids. There are lots of benches your parents can use when they get tired!
Games / Quizzes
Try out our quizzes to see how much you know about the wild animals around you. Our Trail sheets will help you find out interesting facts about the animals at Wildwood. Print off a trail sheet before you visit us and try filling it in as you go round the park.