Escape to Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve for an indulgent Christmas in the heart of the Kent countryside surrounded by over 800 rare and endangered animals.
Choose from 9 different ways to stay with us: Sleep under a blanket of winter stars in the transparent Bubble, treat the family to the height of festive luxury at our enchanting Treehouses or make memories that will last a lifetime at our new Leopard Creek or one of our envy-inducing Lodges.
From the moment you arrive, our dedicated team will ensure you have a truly magical Christmas. You will be greeted by friendly elves; whisked away on safari to come face-to-face with rhinos, giraffes and more; your meals will be lovingly prepared by our team of expert chefs and a very special visitor from the North Pole will be there to delight children and adults alike!
On Boxing Day, enjoy your final gift from us: an incredible animal encounter with one of our amazing animals!
Our team will work with you to develop a bespoke package, including your family Christmas traditions. To find out more, simply complete the short form at the bottom of this page and one of our elves will be in touch.
Guests will arrive on Christmas Eve and embark upon a Christmas themed safari tour to explore the remarkable Kentish Savannah and its unusual wildlife, which includes giraffes, zebras, ostriches and wildebeest, to name just a few. Choose from eight of our most-popular accommodations for your festive break, including Lion Lodge.Enquire now
Our expert chefs will lovingly prepare all of your meals during your stay. The centrepiece will be an indulgent four-course Christmas lunch featuring lobster and prawn cocktail to start, a main course of local bronzed turkey and a traditional Christmas fruit pudding to complete the feast.Enquire now
A very special guest from the North Pole will be joining us to make your Christmas unforgettable. Join Mr Claus himself in the Long Room at the Port Lympne Mansion for story time and keep an ear out for sleigh bells on Christmas morning: We've heard a rumour that Santa will be leaving special surprises for every guest!Enquire now
About Port Lympne
Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is home to over 800 animals, across 75 species including the largest herd of black rhinos in the UK, western lowland gorillas, tigers, lions and leopards. Guests will arrive on Christmas Eve and embark upon a Christmas themed safari tour to explore the remarkable Kentish savannah and its unusual wildlife, which includes free-roaming giraffes, zebras, ostriches and wildebeest, to name just a few.
Port Lympne is located near to the beautiful St. Stephen's Church in the village of Lympne, which will be conducting a local service.
Upon arrival on Christmas Eve you will be greeted by our Christmas elves before heading out on a bespoke safari guided by one of our expert rangers.
Throughout your stay enjoy your personal buggy to explore the park or snuggle up with a cosy Christmas film in your accommodation. As the evening arrives, indulge with a festive three course dinner in our stunning Garden Room Restaurant before our VIP from the North Pole will make an appearance.
Before you head to bed put out your special treats for Father Christmas and his reindeers.
On Christmas morning breakfast is served at your leisure in our Garden Room restaurant or should you wish to relax in your room, a customised breakfast hamper is available to pre-order and will be delivered to you.
Take the opportunity to explore the reserve or have some family time in your accommodation before a delicious traditional four course Christmas lunch.
During the afternoon there will be activities available for all the family to enjoy before finishing the day with a festive themed buffet served in our Garden Room restaurant.
Start your boxing day with an irresistible breakfast before you head out for your personalised animal experience with your family.
How to book
To book your Christmas at Port Lympne, simply complete the short form below and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your bespoke, exclusive package. If you are having difficulty viewing the form, it can be accessed directly here