Start your day off right
Booking online is the simplest way to start your day out - and you'll save up to 20% off your individual tickets! Online tickets are available up until midnight the day before your visit.
Please note: If you are visiting or staying at the park, please be aware there is a road closure on Aldington Road as part of ongoing maintenance works for up to 4 days from 7th May. A diversion will be in place.Book tickets
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
Dusk Safari01 May - 30 Aug
Journey through our South American, Asian and African Experiences spotting amazing animals, whilst taking in the stunning sunset views, before enjoying a delicious three course meal at Port Lympne Hotel.
May Half Term25 May - 02 Jun
Join our park rangers for a daily talk to discover how our overseas teams patrol The Aspinall Foundation’s conservation projects. Take part in our fun trail around the Reserve before venturing into Dinosaur Forest to face the impressive Spinosaurus, tremendous T-Rex and other life sized prehistoric creatures.
Louango's First Birthday Party25 May
Help us celebrate baby gorilla, Louango’s first birthday with free cake, activities, talks and the chance to win some super prizes!
We are open every day except Christmas Day!
Winter (29 October - 31 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.
Summer (1 April - 27 October)
We're open from 9:30am to 6:30pm. The last admission is 3:30pm
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.