Go behind the scenes
Get hands on with our range of animal experiences for all ages. Budding animal keepers can find out what it takes to care for some of the world’s most endangered animals on a keeper experience day or come face to face with some of our visitor favourites on a 30 minute animal encounter.
Junior Ranger days offer budding animal keepers aged 7-12 years a behind the scenes glimpse at Port Lympne on a guided VIP tour of the park with an animal specialist!Learn more
Get hands on in this one day course that is ideal for young people aged 13-17 years, who want to know what it takes to care for some of the most rare and endangered species on the planet.Learn more
Our 30 minute encounters bring you face to face with some of the most endangered species on the planet.Learn more
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How your experience will be different
At Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve, a fundamental part of our mission is to create incredible experiences for animal-lovers. We place the utmost importance on the safety and wellbeing of our guests, animals and teams.
We have completed a series of thorough risk assessments and introduced a range of new health and safety measures that seek to reduce the risk associated with the presence of COVID-19 that are in line with government advice and the requirements of local health authorities. We have also ensured that our teams are provided with the correct PPE, follow social distancing guidelines and carefully monitor their own health to minimise risk.
Gloves and a face mask will be provided and must be worn for the duration of all gorilla, primate and cat encounters, and we encourage masks to be worn for all other encounters and experiences. Please do not touch the animals unless directed to do so by the Keeper or Ranger. Hands must be washed before and after your animal experience.
Thank you for your consideration and cooperation to help ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit.