Start your day off right
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Refresh & relax
Refresh & relax
Refresh and revive at the many cafes within the park, or experience a little slice of Italy at Babydoll's Wood Fired Pizza as you tuck in to a freshly prepared and baked wood fired oven pizza or a satisfying bowl of pasta. 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.
Here's our guide to what's on at Port Lympne
Afternoon Tea and Reserve Admission27 Sep - 30 Nov
Treat yourself this Autumn to a delicious Afternoon Tea at Port Lympne Hotel and explore the Reserve for just £10 per person.
Murder Mystery Dinner09 Nov
Join us for the return of our popular Murder, Mystery dinner at Port Lympne Hotel. As you meet your fellow guests, actors will set the scene whilst you are seated for dinner in the Aspinall suite. Over a delicious three course meal, your task is to become a super sleuth, decipher the clues and finally reveal the doer of the dastardly deed!
Murder Mystery & Dinner16 Nov
Due to overwhelming demand from our super sleuth supper fans, we’re holding another Murder Mystery event on Saturday 16th November!
An Evening With Anno Distillers23 Nov
Six Course Tasting Menu Join us for an evening with Anno Distillers in The Aspinall Suite at the luxurious Port Lympne Hotel. Hosted by the founder and owner of Anno, Dr.Andy Reason, you’ll enjoy a six course tasting menu, where each course will be paired with a tempting tipple from the Anno Distillers. The evening will begin at 6.30pm with canapes served in The Aspinall Suite, accompanied by…
Festive Afternoon Tea24 Nov - 24 Dec
Warm up this winter at Port Lympne Hotel with a delicious festive afternoon tea. Snuggle up in front of the roaring open fires and tuck into seasonal themed sandwiches alongside sticky treats, accompanied by tea, coffee or hot chocolate.
Christmas Party Nights29 Nov - 21 Dec
Looking for a glamorous Christmas party venue in Kent for your office party or for friends and family? Join one of our themed Christmas party nights at Port Lympne Hotel and enjoy a festive feast and dance the night away in The Aspinall Suite.
We are open every day except Christmas Day!
Winter (29 October - 31 March)
We're open from 9:30am to 5pm.
On Christmas Eve we're open from 9:30am to 2pm.
Summer (1 April - 27 October)
We're open from 9:30am to 6:30pm.
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 Hotel & 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 Hotel & Reserve is open all year, including Bank Holidays, with the sole exception of Christmas Day.
By Public Transport
If you are travelling by road Port Lympne Hotel & 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 Hotel & Reserve is approximately 60 minutes from St Pancras International, London, on the high speed service or a 90 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 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.