A unique family adventure like no other zoo!
Get ready to see over 700 rare and endangered animals, go on safari, see Kent’s only giraffe, spectacled bears the UK’s largest dinosaur collection and MUCH MUCH more…
Home to the UK's original and authentic safari experiences, Port Lympne Reserve offers a unique family adventure like no other zoo! Set in over 600 acres, you will be transported to the plains of Africa and Asia to see animals roaming freely, then explore on foot to see big cats, small cats, primates, gorillas and many more animals before discovering life sized pre historic creatures in, Dinosaur Forest - all included in the price of your entry ticket!
Hot and cold drinks and snacks still available
Carnivore Territory Restaurant Closed
Please be aware that the restaurant at Carnivore Territory will be closed for renovations on the below dates. Toilet facilities will still be available in the area, including baby change and accessible facilities. From Saturday 20th May, a new catering outlet will arrive at the Carnivore Territory Truck Stop, open every day. It will serve pies, pasties, hot drinks, cold drinks and snacks until the Carnivore Territory restaurant reopens. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
The restaurant is closed for the following dates:
16th May – 19th May
22nd May – 25th May
5th June – 1st July
The BIG day out
Meet the animals
We’re home to over 700 animals, including the largest herd of black rhino in the UK, western lowland gorillas, the only giraffe in Kent, tigers, lions, leopards, bears and so much more! With regular animal births and new species coming in every year, there’s always something different to see. Meet all of our lovely animals here.
There's lots to explore on your day out
From a free safari to some Kentish woodland walks, there are 600 acres of Port Lympne to keep you entertained throughout your day.Buy your tickets
Your day out
As well as all the amazing animals, you'll find play parks, our BIG new attraction Dinosaur Forest, the Port Lympne Hotel gardens with maze and more. You can also join in our FREE animal and dinosaur talks.
Your safari adventure starts here! Enjoy a coffee and a snack at Basecamp Cafe, then jump on board one of our safari trucks and journey out to the Asian and African Experiences. Later you'll continue your adventure to Carnivore Territory, home to mighty dinosaurs, big cats, small cats and more.
Jump on our authentic safari trucks and journey through the stunning Kent countryside and prepare yourself to encounter free roaming herds of Africa’s most iconic wildlife. You will be amazed at how close you get to the animals!
Your safari journey continues into the Asian Experience where water buffalo wallow and herds of deer roam the plains.
Steel your nerves as you enter Carnivore Territory and come face to face with majestic big cats and elusive small cats. Refuel at the cafe before entering Dinosaur Forest...
Step into a Jurassic world when you visit Dinosaur Forest, the largest collection of life size dinosaurs in Europe at Kent’s biggest wild animal park! Marvel at the tremendous T- Rex, stare at the stegosaurus, feel the terror of the pterodactyl and delight at the sheer size of the diplodocus! You’ll be amazed and entertained by our Dino Rangers, telling stories of the time the dinosaurs walked the earth, whilst you become palaeontologists and dig for your very own fossils.
Explore the wooded pathways to discover many species of endangered primates and visit The Palace of the Apes, home to our family of Western lowland gorillas.
Port Lympne Restaurant
Port Lympne Restaurant offers an intimate venue for dining, set against a dramatic backdrop of animal murals which decorate the entire dining room. With an extensive range of fine wines, alongside a delicious a la carte menu designed by our executive chef, the restaurant features dishes using locally sourced Kentish produce.
May Half Term at Port Lympne27 May - 04 Jun
Enjoy adventurous days out this May Half Term at Port Lympne Reserve and discover spectacular pre historic creatures in Dinosaur Forest, including the spine tingling Spinosaurus – the largest predator to walk the earth!
Andy's Dino Raps29 May
Get ready to sink your teeth into a brilliant day out at Port Lympne Reserve – featuring kids TV presenter Andy Day, and his Dinosaur Raps! Our Dinosaur Forest will be playing host to a live performance by Andy himself and even a chance to meet Andy!
How to get here
Port Lympne Reserve, Nr. Ashford, Kent, CT21 4PD