A Christmas short break at Port Lympne offers an experience like no other, allowing you to relax and soak up the festive spirit with family, friends or partners while we take care of every little detail.
Our team understand that every Christmas is unique and will work with you to include some of your personal family traditions in your stay. If you need a hearty supply of fresh cookies to leave out for Santa or a sprig of mistletoe hung above your door, just us know and we would be delighted to help. With 11 different ways to stay, we are proud to offer something for everyone, from a stay in our luxurious 4-star boutique hotel, to treehouses nestled high above the woodland canopy, romantic 180-degree panoramic bubble pods and lavish immersive lodges partially set within lions' and tigers' habitat.
Guests will enjoy the warmest of welcomes and an unforgettable safari staycation with all the luxurious touches you would expect from this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Throughout your stay, you will dine in the Garden Room restaurant, a sophisticated yet relaxed space in which to enjoy a sumptuous seasonal feast. This beautiful restaurant within the historic mansion’s former stable yard offers carefully curated menus featuring some incredible dishes crafted from the freshest local and seasonal ingredients.
You will enjoy exclusive access to the park, the chance to experience thrilling, personalised, up-close animal encounters and the promise of festive memories to last a lifetime.
To speak to our team about creating your bespoke Christmas adventure or to book,
call 01303 234112.
Christmas Eve - A wonderful welcome
We kick off the festivities on Christmas Eve. Our team will be on hand to offer the warmest of welcomes and you have the option to explore hundreds of acres of Kentish Savannah on a bespoke safari. After sunset, a choir will add to the ambience and a special visitor from the North Pole will arrive.Enquire now
Christmas Day - the main event!
Wake up to the sounds of the wild as the reserve stirs to life around you. You will enjoy a day of decadent drinks, dining and activities as well as truly exclusive access to Port Lympne, which is open exclusively to overnight guests on Christmas Day. Join us for a festive film and hot drinks in the mansion, gather your loved ones to watch the Kings' Speech or get cosy around our roaring fire pits, complete with snuggly sheepskin rugs. It is your Christmas - you choose how you would like to enjoy it.Enquire now
Boxing Day - meet the neighbours
Crown your festive getaway with unforgettable animal encounters on Boxing Day. Our team will work with you to create a personalised experience, giving you the opportunity to come face-to-face with some of the most iconic animals who call Port Lympne home.Enquire now
Where will you stay?
Spend Christmas with our beautiful lion pride at Lion Lodge: Port Lympne’s most exclusive and in-demand accommodation. The first of its kind worldwide, Lion Lodge offers a truly unique experience, allowing you to sleep in a stylish timber lodge just inches from our lions’ habitat. Open your eyes on Christmas morning to the sound of a lion’s roar and see these majestic creatures greeting you at the window. Spend some time getting to know your fierce next-door neighbours before venturing out onto the Reserve for a cosy winter adventure.
As you sip hot chocolate or mulled wine in front of the log burner in the cosy living room, you’ll be able to watch Port Lympne’s resident tigers as they stroll right past you from the large picture windows. You can relax ahead of Christmas Day in your log-fired Scandinavian bath and raise a glass to the beautiful big cats keeping you and your friends or family company as you celebrate the holidays.
A real home from home experience but with the added benefit of being able to see the neighbouring wolves roam freely in their enclosure. You can also experience the magic of nature by accessing the private bridge that the accommodation features and walk right over their wooded habitat and onto the bespoke treetop viewing pod. Sleeping up to four, you can wake up to wolves howling on Christmas morning. Take advantage of the cosy cinema snug to watch Christmas classics to really get into the festive spirit.
Experience a flavour of Africa but in the heart of Kent with the charmingly restored Rhino Lodge. This cottage is centrally located in Port Lympne’s 600 acres. Featuring a private garden with an open fire pit where you can toast marshmallows whilst enjoying an up close and personal view of these magnificent creatures. Sleeping up to four guests or five with the additional nook for younger explorers, Rhino Lodge is perfect for families looking for a magical get together.
Port Lympne Hotel
For a traditional Christmas experience, stay in one of eight themed rooms at our luxury Port Lympne Hotel, surrounded by fifteen acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. Tread the halls of this early 20th century Grade II listed country house where royalty and aristocrats once walked before you. Rooms sleep up to two and are ideal for couples wanting a romantic Christmas break away with a difference.
Nestled high above the woodland canopy of Port Lympne, guests can enjoy a premium experience with the luxurious glass fronted suites overlooking our stunning grounds and our animals. Your private balcony offers a stylish place to enjoy your morning coffee ahead of grabbing your hats and gloves for a winter walk around our Reserve. Settle in for the evening in your self-catered apartment for some warming drinks and enjoy a cosy traditional Christmas night in.
Overlooking our expertly-designed naturalistic leopard enclosure, Leopard Creek offers three ways to stay. Choose from cosy 2-person Cubs, stylish 4-person Cabins (two adults and two children under 8yrs) or luxurious Wigwams (two adults and two children under 8yrs). No matter which you choose for your festive getaway, Leopard Creek offers a lavish retreat from the outside world where your neighbours are a pair of majestic Amur leopards.
Experience a winter wonderland sleeping under the stars in your very own snow globe! Lavish in luxury while you enjoy 180-degree panoramic views for the ultimate romantic getaway. Set on an escarpment in the Reserve, spend your festive season gazing at the winter sky watching the stars twinkle.
Our Forest Hideaway offers a perfect romantic getaway for this festive season. This idyllic retreat is sheltered by towering pine trees in the heart of the park where you’ll be surrounded by calls of the wild. Spend the night in this cosy rustic den under the stars and be woken up on Christmas morning to the roars of the neighbouring lion clan.
Book your Christmas Stay at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
We can’t wait to welcome you to Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve for an enchanting Christmas holiday to remember.
Book your unique seasonal stay with us today - Simply call us on 01303 234112 or complete the registration form and a member of the team will then be in touch.
|Accommodation||Two nights package price|
|Lion Lodge||£6,495 (based on up to 4 guests)|
|Tiger Lodge||£5,595 (based on up to 4 guests)|
|Treehouses||£4,195 (based on up to 4 guests)|
|Wolf Lodge||£4,495 (based on up to 4 guests)|
|Rhino Lodge||£4,195 (based on up to 5 guests)|
|The Bubble||£2,600 (based on up to 2 guests)|
|Leopard Creek Wigwam||£3,195 (based on up to 2 guests)|
|Leopard Creek Cabin||£2,995 (based on up to 4 guests)|
|Leopard Creek Cub||£2,495 (based on up to 2 guests)|
|Port Lympne Hotel||£2,475 (based on up to 2 guests)|
|Forest Hideaway||£2,475 (based on up to 2 guests)|
Supplemental beds or travel cots are available upon request. Additional charges and age restrictions may apply. Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.