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Howletts Wild Animal Park is a 90 acre adventure that is ideal for great days out in Kent with the entire family. There's an animal for everyone at Howletts, which will be your favourite?

Port Lympne

An unforgettable day out for the entire family. Enjoy an African safari experience through the wilds of the Kent Serengeti, stroll through primate trail or carnivore territory. A totally unique experience.

The Aspinall Foundation

The Aspinall Foundation is an internationally renowned animal conservation charity that works in conjunction with the specialist breeding programmes at Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks.

The African Experience

The African Experience

Encounter free roaming giraffe, zebras, rhinos, ostrich and more as you head out on safari at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park. Take a break at the Serengeti stop to rejuvenate at the cafe and come face to face with meerkats, lizards and other creepy crawlies at the Discovery Zone.

Short Breaks at Port Lympne

Short Breaks at Port Lympne

Enjoy a taste of the wild in the heart of the Kent countryside at the multi award winning Livingstone Lodge, immerse yourself in the luxurious surroundings of Livingstone Cottage or experience family glamping with a wild twist at Elephant Lodge.

Lion back from the brink of extinction

Lion back from the brink of extinction

The Aspinall Foundation overseas projects are not only protecting gorillas, gibbons and lemurs but also all the other species that live in the forests and savannahs we patrol. This includes a lion not see in Gabon since 1995.

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Discover Dinosaurs

This Easter, something huge is hatching at Port Lympne Reserve!

Step into a Jurassic world as the largest collection of life size dinosaurs in Europe hatches at Kent’s biggest wild animal park from Friday 25th March! Marvel at the tremendous T- Rex, stare at the Stegosaurus, feel the terror of the Pterodactyl and delight at the sheer size of the diplodocus! Anatomically correct and totally authentic, you’ll be amazed and entertained by our dedicated presenters, telling stories from the time the dinosaurs walked the earth, whilst you become palaeontologists and dig for your very own fossils or even create your own dinosaur to take home. Find out more here.

Bears are Coming!

Lions, tigers and Bears! Oh my!

We're delighted to announce that preparations are underway to welcome Kent’s first pair of spectacled bears! They are native to South America and are the species thought to have inspired the stories of children’s favourite – Paddington Bear. The Bears, a male and female are expected to move into their new home in time for Spring. Find out more here.

 
Welcome

Welcome

The Aspinall Foundation is an internationally renowned animal conservation charity that works in conjunction with Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks. Together we are committed to the breeding, reintroduction and protection of rare and endangered species.

We love what we do, and with your continued support we can carry on with greater confidence. Like everything in life our work costs money. Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks are different from conventional zoos, our focus is on providing as natural an environment as possible for the animals in our care, to facilitate our successful breeding programmes. The Aspinall Foundation is a charity that relies on support from the general public to fund its back to the wild programme, and vital animal protection projects in Africa, Madagascar and Java, as well as other projects around the world that are protecting some of the world’s most endangered species.

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Back To The Wild

Back To The Wild

Howletts & Port Lympne are one of the most successful breeders of captive endangered animals in the world, and work with The Aspinall Foundation to return animals ‘Back To The Wild’, where it is safe to do so. This is the focus of our conservation work.

You can read more about our worldwide conservation work, and our belief in returning animals to their natural habitats in the Conservation section of our site. You can help support these projects with a £3 text donation. Simply text BACK to 70300 and help us re-introduce animals back into their natural habitats.

The Aspinall Foundation is a charity

The Aspinall Foundation is a charity. We need your support to help us continue to protect rare and endangered species.

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