I made the visit to Howletts the other day and I must say I was seriously impressed. Not only was it a fair entry fee (online booking made it cheaper than the likes of Whipsnade, London, Chester, Blackpool, Edinburgh and so on) but for me, all bar the Gorilla's everything had great exhibits. The cafes offered proper good food at decent prices and it was a great variety of animals. I also found the keepers really welcoming and happy to talk to and I found it great that lots of animals had on show and off show areas. I was seriously impressed by a number of the exhibits and it was one of a few zoo's I've actually found I could spend a whole day there. I know people on here are very much the opinion Chester is the best Zoo, but I love my photography and I find Chester difficult viewing a lot of the time and some of the exhibits are really unkind to cameras unless you are very lucky, and a lot of the indoor exhibits the reflection off the glass can be a killer. I found even the most awkward of exhibits at Howletts because of how far the stand off barriers are and double mesh it was still possible to get great photos, and they seem to do very well in all breeding areas. I am hoping to head to Port Lympne next week to view the other park. i foolishly thought I could do both in a day ! I was so impressed by Howletts and it ticked so many boxes, I came away feeling that all round it's probably the best zoo in the UK, does anyone else share my views ? What do you guys think of Howletts ?