A truly natural family retreat
Enjoy a stylish family break at its most comfortable, surrounded by Asian animals. Get to know your neighbours, including hog deer, Mishmi takin, sambar and barasingha as they amble past your door and experience family adventures as you explore our 600 acre Reserve on your very own golf buggy.
Perfectly suited for two adults and two children, you’ll find a comfortable double bed topped with two bunks, facing out over the watering hole of the Asian Experience, whilst the living area has a sofa, wall mounted HD TV, log burner, tea and coffee making facilities and a games cupboard. All the Shepherd’s Huts have an en suite shower room, complete with fluffy towels, bathrobes and complimentary Bamford products.
Set on Port Lympne’s Asian Experience, you and your family can enjoy a natural break, fresh air, incredible sea views and the unlimited feeling of wide open space. After spending the day exploring or visiting our sister park Howletts, near Canterbury, you can relax on the steps of your hut, watching the sunset over the watering hole as the animals settle down for the evening.
Explore the reserve on your personal golf buggy. Access areas that are not open to the public and see the wild in a different light. Explore the park before official opening hours from 8.30am and enjoy special routes around the park after hours.
Set in a beautiful landscaped garden, at the heart of Port Lympne Reserve, the new Babydoll’s Wood Fired Pizza is sure to delight lovers of authentic Italian cuisine. The stylish and modern restaurant, has been named after the much loved gorilla, Babydoll, who at the grand old age of 55, is the last surviving original Howletts gorilla.
Open every day from 12.00pm to 10.00pm you can relax in the garden, or curl up on the comfy sofas and armchairs on the veranda with a glass of prosecco and a selection of antipasti, before tucking in to a freshly prepared wood fired pizza or pasta dish. We also offer gluten free pizza, alongside a selection of wines, beers and non alcoholic drinks.
Alternativley, book a table at the four star Port Lympne Hotel, just a short buggy ride away or enjoy a meal at the Bear Lodge Clubhouse or Pinewood Café. We use the very best seasonal produce from our own vegetable and herb gardens and locally sourced ingredients wherever we can in our restaurants.
After a day spent exploring the reserve in your personal golf buggy, why not relax at the Treehouse Clubhouse and enjoy the roaring indoor fire in the winter, or bask in the afternoon sun on the lawns in the summer. You can enjoy a drink from the well-stocked bar as you chat to your fellow guests and our rangers, or play games and enjoy the warmth of the outdoor fire pits as you toast marshmallows and watch the sun set over the rhino paddocks.
Experience a truly natural family retreat, with fantastic views and wild animals literally on your door step!
Meet the animals
Port Lympne Reserve is home to over 700 animals and 88 species. See these magnificent animals during your stay. With Asian animals right on your doorstep there's plenty to keep you occupied but you can also see wolves, bears, tigers, gorillas, giraffe, zebra and many more.
Explore the Reserve
There's so much to see and do at Port Lympne. Take a safari ride, visit our landscaped gardens and maze, take in the views from the Trojan Steps and even visit our new attraction Dinosaur Forest. There's plenty to keep you entertained during your stay.
Experiences at Port Lympne
In addition to your stay at Hog Deer Creek, why not make your visit extra special by booking one of our many special experiences.
- Shepherds hut, sleeps 4: 2 adults, 2 children
- HD TV
- Communal firepit and barbecue
- Use of Babydoll's Wood Fired Pizza, Treehouse Club lounge, Bear Lodge Clubhouse, Pinewood and Port Lympne Hotel, Moorish Patio and Italian Restaurant
- Free use of buggy for duration of stay
- Free unlimited entry to Port Lympne and Howletts Wild Animal Park during your stay
- Free parking
Check in starts at 3pm, whilst check out at 10.00am.
For more information, you can call 01303 234112 Monday to Sunday between 9am to 5pm.
Alternatively you can make an enquiry by filling in our simple online form and one of our team will be in touch.Book online
Plan your stay
See our example itineraries or create your own by using our activity planner. Make your family break even wilder when you book additional adventures including Ranger guided safaris, Segway tours and night safaris with special night vision binoculars!
Whether you're staying for just one night or more, you'll find plenty of activities and experiences to keep everyone entertained for the duration of your stay.
Our unique short break accommodations can be booked exclusively or in part, subject to availability, as part of your conference or private event.