Places to visit

Why not combine a trip to Ashford Designer Outlet with a visit to the South East of England? Extend your stay and explore the local attractions and the surrounding countryside.


  • Howletts Wild Animal Park

    Howletts Wild Animal Park

    Consistently a favourite with TripAdvisor reviewers - Kent’s most successful animal park, Howletts, offers a wild day out, like no other! Explore wooded walkways and paths to discover some of the world’s most rare and endangered species including gorillas, primates, big cats, small cats, giant anteaters and more.  See our herd of African elephants – the largest herd in the UK and later, show off your skills on the Treetop Challenge or Animal Adventure Challenge.  We’re all about the welfare and protection of endangered species, so if you care about animals, come and see why we’re world leaders in conservation.

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  • Kent Attractions

    Kent Attractions

    The best days out in Kent. Great ideas and inspiration for family days out - what's on and where to go. Sign up via our website for seasonal e-newsletters.

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  • Port Lympne Reserve

    Port Lympne Reserve

    Home to Kent’s only safari experience, Port Lympne Reserve offers a unique family adventure like no other! Enjoy fact filled animal talks and feeds as you walk through the stunning grounds to see some of the world’s most endangered animals.  Later, jump on board a safari vehicle to visit The African Experience, 100 acres of Kentish savannah – alive with African animals.  See giraffe, black rhino, gorillas, primates, big cats, small cats and many more as you explore 600 acres of outstanding natural beauty.  Be part of real conservation in action at one of the largest wild animal parks in the UK.

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  • Wildlife Heritage Foundation

    Wildlife Heritage Foundation

    Operating a centre of excellence in Kent and dedicated to the captive breeding of endangered big cats. The Wildlife Heritage Foundation offers a once in a lifetime range of experriences to enjoy. 

    WHF is not open to the public, but you can book an exclusive Big Cat Experience, Photography Experience or a Family Day Out.

    By visiting WHF you are supporting their important conservation work; every penny goes towards improving the lives of the big cats in care and projects around the globe. 

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