Evening Ambles at Port Lympne

Thu, 25/07/2013 - 6:00pm

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, near Ashford, will be opening its gates to visitors wishing to take part in evening ambles around the park, for a few select dates in July.

The exciting guided walks will allow visitors to explore the park as dusk falls, watch as the animals prepare for nightfall and spot native wildlife including foxes and bats as they come out to explore and feed after the park closes to the general public.

Adrian Harland, Animal Director said: ‘These evening ambles around Port Lympne are the perfect opportunity to see what happens in the park after normal opening hours and perhaps visitors will be able to spot some of the animals here that normally hide during the day.  We think this will be really popular and as places are limited – I’m advising people to book soon.’

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park – one of Kent’s top visitor attractions, is one of the largest wildlife parks in the UK, famous for its wide open spaces and breathtaking scenery. The park is designed to be a breeding sanctuary for some of the rarest and most endangered animals in the world and park management are keen to stress that the park is very different from a traditional zoo.

Adrian added: ‘We are proud to be different and these evening ambles will enable our visitors to experience the conservation work we do at first hand.’

The evening ambles will start at 6.00pm and end at 8.00pm on Friday 5th July, Monday 8th July and Thursday 25th July.  Places are limited with a maximum of 20 people per evening amble and pre booking is advised. The ambles will cost £8.00 per person for Passport holders and £12.00 per person for non Passport holders.

In other news, Port Lympne and Howletts have been awarded Best Leisure and Tourism Business in Kent at the recent glittering KEiBA Awards.  The annual awards celebrate and recognise excellence in business throughout the county.

Managing Director, Bob O’Connor said: ‘It was an honour to be awarded Best Leisure and Tourism Business for the second year running at the KEiBA Awards, the award will really help to raise our profile as a top visitor attraction.’