Port Lympne Animal Reserve

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Giraffe Safari
Giraffe Safari
Giraffe Safari
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European Brown Bear
European Brown Bear
European Brown Bear
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African Lion
African Lion
African Lion
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Indian Rhino
Indian Rhino
Indian Rhino
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Western Lowland Gorilla
Western Lowland Gorilla
Western Lowland Gorilla
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Asian Water Buffalo
Asian Water Buffalo
Asian Water Buffalo
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Rhino Encounter
Rhino Encounter
Rhino Encounter
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Cheetah
Cheetah
Cheetah
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Spectacled Bear
Spectacled Bear
Spectacled Bear
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Przewalski's Horse
Przewalski's Horse
Przewalski's Horse
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European Brown Bears
European Brown Bears
European Brown Bears
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Greater Bamboo Lemur
Greater Bamboo Lemur
Greater Bamboo Lemur
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African Painted Dogs
African Painted Dogs
African Painted Dogs
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Overview

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. 

Opening Times

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

Other Information

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.

Facilities & information

Summary

20th century buildings

Child friendly

Guided tours

Gift shop

Information provided

Learning facilities

Gardens

Children's play area

Free car parking (on site)

Facilities

Catering

Coaches

Disabled Access

Guided Tours

Parking Available

Shop

Food

Restaurant

Tea Room

Bar

Picnic area

Extra info

Nearest Airport: London Gatwick Airport
Nearest Airport Time: 1 hours 10 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 69
Nearest Train Station: Westenhanger
Nearest Railway Time: 7 minutes

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Arrival information & directions

Address: Aldington Road, Lympne, Hythe, Kent, LympneCT21 4PD, United Kingdom

If you are travelling by road, Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve lies on the B2067, and is just past Ashford, Kent, 5 minutes from J11 of the M20.

Satnav: CT21 4LR.

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