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!
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.
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.
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.
Wedding Fayre05 Mar
Join us at Port Lympne Hotel for our popular wedding fayre. You’ll be able to meet industry suppliers, save money with promotional offers and explore our multi award winning venue and gardens.
Mothers Weekend25 Mar
Enjoy a spring safari to the African and Asian Experiences, spot our adorable new arrivals and join our Education Presenters for free animal talks and feeds. Plus, don’t forget to take part in our craft making activities where you can make a card for your mum to take home. The Port Lympne Hotel restaurant will also be serving a very special Mother’s Day lunch and Champagne Afternoon Tea.
How to get here
Port Lympne Reserve, Nr. Ashford, Kent, CT21 4PD