Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is home to over 900 animals, including the largest herd of black rhino in the UK, western lowland gorillas, giraffes, tigers, lions, leopards, bears and so much more! With regular animal births and new species coming in every year, there’s always something different to see.
From a safari ride to some Kentish woodland walks, there are 600 acres of Port Lympne to keep you entertained throughout your day. As well as all the amazing animals, you'll find play parks, their BIG attraction Dinosaur Forest, the Port Lympne Hotel gardens and more. You can also join in on their FREE animal talks!
How Your Visit Helps
Your ticket will help to fund not only the care of the animals at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve but will also support their overseas projects. Thanks to the generosity of visitors like you, Port Lympne - in conjunction with The Aspinall Foundation (charity number 326567) - have released more than 70 gorillas back to the wild who've had over 35 wild births between them! In Indonesia, they have released 41 Javan gibbons, 14 Javan grizzled langurs,and 125 Javan ebony langurs. They have also transferred 8 black rhino from Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve and partner park Howletts Wild Animal Park.
Food & Drink
Take a break from exploring and enjoy tasty dishes with local wines and Kentish brews at various restaurants or grab a quick snack and a delicious coffee at the seasonal kiosks.
Open every day except Christmas Day!
Summer (1 April - 28 October): 9:30am to 6:30pm
Winter (1 November - 31 March): 9:30am to 5pm
Where is Port Lympne Animal Reserve located?
Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is located in Lympne, near Hythe, in Kent.
Details on what activities are available at Port Lympne Animal Reserve?
Animal Encounters and Safari Experiences
Make your day out even more special with a close encounter with your favourite animal, head off on a safari adventure with an expert guide or learn how to capture that perfect shot on a wildlife photography course.
For more information about the animal encounters and safari experiences, visit their website here.
Rainy Day Guarantee
Port Lympne Reserve is an outdoor experience, but Port Lympne doesn't let a little rain stop play. It's recommended to get wrapped up in your waterproofs and fanciest wellies and finding the biggest puddles to splash in! If the weather really has dampened your spirits, Port Lympne's Rainy Day Guarantee for all day visitors who have booked in advance means that you can return to the Park free of charge within 30 days of your original booking. Rainy Day tickets must be claimed from the Gatehouse before you exit the Park on the day of your original booking.