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Refresh & relax
Refresh & relax
Refresh and revive at the many cafes within the park, or book lunch at the Port Lympne Hotel Restaurant. Grab a hot snack at Basecamp, enjoy a seasonal barbecue at Carnivore Territory and a freshly made baguette and sweet treat at Pinewood Café, or relax in style and enjoy an a la carte meal at the Hotel Restaurant.
Relax a little whilst the kids use up excess energy by climbing, swinging and jumping around our fantastic play areas at Basecamp and Carnivore Territory.
Treat yourselves to a wonderful souvenir (or two) at our well stocked gift shops. Select Dinosaur themed toys and presents in the Dino Store at Carnivore Territory and choose from books, toys, gifts, clothes and more at the Gatehouse.
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
Here's our guide to what's on at Port Lympne
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!
We are open every day except Christmas Day!
Summer (25 March - 24 October)
We're open from 9:30am to 6:30pm. The last admission is 3:30pm
Winter (25 October - 28 March)
We're open from 9:30am to 5pm. The last admission is 2:30pm.
On Christmas Eve we're open from 9:30am to 2pm. The last admission is 12:30pm.
Enhance Your Park Experience With Our App
Download the Port Lympne App in the IOS app store for free. Bring dinosaurs to life with our virtual reality app! The kids will love it! We recommend you download it before you get here. You’ll also find an interactive map, lots of exciting and useful facts about our animals as well as a handy spotter’s guide.Download now
Port Lympne Reserve is located in the South East of England in Kent, and is within easy reach of the home counties of London, Surrey, Sussex, and Essex. You can reach us by road, rail and bus. Unlike many attractions, Port Lympne Reserve is open all year, including Bank Holidays, with the sole exception of Christmas DayGet directions
By Public Transport
If you are travelling by road Port Lympne Reserve lies on the B2067, and is just past Ashford, Kent, 5 minutes from J11 of the M20. It is a short distance from Canterbury, Folkestone and the southeast coast of England.
If you are travelling via car and prefer to use a Sat Nav please use the post code CT21 4LR.
By Public Transport
Port Lympne Reserve is approximately 36 minutes from St Pancras International, London, on the high speed service) or a 1 hour and 20 minute train journey from Charing Cross or Victoria railway station in London (Please see Southeastern website for details).
Take the train to Ashford International station, and from here take a bus journey or taxi from the domestic station side.
The Stagecoach East Kent number 10 bus runs between Ashford and Folkestone via the reserve. For bus times please call visit the stagecoach website.
If you prefer to travel to us by Coach, find your nearest service to Ashford International before connecting with the Stagecoach bus service.
We have endeavoured to ensure we can consistently deliver an inclusive environment for our visitors, providing an experience that can be used by everyone, regardless of age, gender or disability. Throughout the development of the reserve we have sought ways to break down any unnecessary physical barriers and continue to listen to the needs of our customers.
- The park is a combination of hilly and flat terrain that can sometimes be steep and uneven.
- Entrance to the park is via a ramped footbridge
- Designated disabled parking is available at the base of the footbridge on hard standing
- The majority of the park is accessible via ramped or level access
- A number of safari trucks can accommodate a single wheelchair or mobility scooter
- Wheelchairs are available for hire at the Gatehouse
- Free pushchairs are available for use throughout the park
- Disabled toilets and baby changing facilities are available throughout the park
- Assistance dogs are not permitted in the park.