Port Lympne Reserve

Port Lympne Reserve: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Port Lympne Reserve Reviews: 4/5

Port Lympne Reserve
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Nature & Wildlife Areas • Zoos
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
About
Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve offers exciting days out in Kent filled with discovery for the entire family. Set in 600 acres, and housing over 650 rare and endangered animals, Port Lympne offers a treat for everyone.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Vratz J
London, UK212 contributions
A brilliant day out!
Jun 2021
it was such a brilliant day out with kids. We had it booked for fathers' day and both dads and children were thoroughly amused. A day packed of super fun and excitement. Safari in old military trucks was quite an adventure. Clean place and lots of food options available. My toddler son loved the dinosaurs section.
Written July 28, 2021
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ClaudiMunchiCorn
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK134 contributions
Remarkable
Jun 2021 • Family
We stayed in Tiger Lodge, which was expensive but worth every penny. This is a truly remarkable place and immense fun can be had across every budget. Plan ahead and spend a little extra for the animal encounters - you won’t be disappointed.
Written July 26, 2021
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Charlotte
1 contribution
Possible legionnaires disease in the bathroom sample
Jul 2021
Appalling customer service at Port Lympne Hotel and reserve. The whole family went for a special birthday celebration and spent a fortune in multiple rooms. My mum stayed in the very expensive flagship hotel as a treat, only to be sent a letter afterwards to say that water samples indicated a positive result for legionnaires disease in her bathroom. She has been suffering with symptoms ever since and on speaking to the hotel regarding this they were unapologetic, rude and put the phone down on her. We will not be recommending to others or staying again!
Written July 25, 2021
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Lesley and Steve
United Kingdom2 contributions
A good day out if you like animals and walking up hills
Jul 2021 • Family
Lovely Animal reserve .Staff very friendly. A great day out .We went with our 3 year old Grandaughter who loves animals. Arrived at 1pm and left at about 5.45pm.Not good for non electric wheelchairs as it is very hilly in places. Stopped at Baby Dolls restaurant for a break and had a wood fired pizza each and a soft drink.£15 per pizza and £2.75 each for drinks. Very overpriced for what it was.Staff polite and friendly . Would recommend port lymne but take your own food. Ice cream van on site was also expensive. Reasonably well stocked gift shop with a good variety of items.
Written July 24, 2021
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Mandi B
11 contributions
WOW what an amazing experience
Jun 2021 • Friends
WOW an amazing day & by far the best safari park I’ve ever been to. I thoroughly recommend the safari truck going over rough terrain in proper hard seat trucks & the gorilla feeding experience, well what can I say other than WOW, I feel so privileged being able to get up close to these magnificent animals & to be able to feed them. Our guide for the gorillas, Amy, was so informative & we learnt so many things about the gorillas that we never knew about, thank you Amy for making our day so special. Don’t take my word for it, you have to visit, it’s a brilliant day out for all ages & what made it even better was that the staff can do enough for you even down to having shuttle buses to take you from one part of the reserve to another, ideal for the elderly & those who are less able to walk around. I will definitely be returning.
Written July 19, 2021
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Ann L
2 contributions
Outstanding
Jul 2021
So today we went to Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve for the day (it should have been an overnight stay but as accommodation wasn't complete they rescheduled it for later in the year and gave us 8 complimentary tickets. It was an absolutely amazing day until the end when the 7 year old in our group fell and broke his arm. I can honestly say the staff were beyond amazing, liaising with medical staff, making sure he was safe and comfortable, even giving him his own lion teddy to 'take care of him', as it was better for us to take him to hospital they worked it so we could get our car as close as possible and aided us to the car.

If you can, you need to visit this amazing place, the conservation and care is clearly evident, they truly love their animals, and guests!! Thank you so much for everything you have done for us today and we cannot wait for our overnight stay xxx
Written July 17, 2021
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Simon R
51 contributions
Sister’s birthday
Jun 2021 • Family
Excellent would highly recommend a visit and staying in the accommodation, we stayed at the bear lodge which is glamping and at first I thought it was quite expensive but when you take into consideration entry into the park with a Safari included for upto 16 people and entry to their sister park aswell it’s very reasonable and would definitely go back, accommodation is clean and tidy with everything you need to stop over and the Bear lodge restaurant is close by serving reasonably priced food and drinks considering where it is and it helps to fund care for the animals in the park and abroad when they are reintegrated in the wild, defo worth visiting
Written July 15, 2021
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Emma B
2 contributions
Giraffe Safari
Jul 2021
Absolute amazing experience, the highlight of the day! The Ranger David was very informative, enthusiastic and happy to answer any questions - really could rate the trip and service highly enough - I actually got to feed a Giraffe by hand - amazing experience. The Zoo was also amazing and I left with absolute admiration for all the team that worked there and the great work they are doing to help with some endangered species - I will most certainly be back next year but this time will ensure that we stay on the complex to maximise on what was already an amazing experience - keep up the great work and thanks David and the new girl (sorry forgot your name :-( ) love the Bonners
Written July 15, 2021
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Richard T
Greater London, UK8 contributions
Good safari - Spoilt by golf buggies
Jul 2021 • Family
Great to see the animals roaming in large enclosures. Lots of energetic walking up and down the hills with child and buggy, good exercise.
The safari excursion was great and the driver / guide was very informative, and lots of animals seen.
Sadly the day let down by two things.
One, the reserve for £££ reasons is obviously focussing on the glamping and high price accommodation, but does this have to include golf buggies (both petrol and electric) whizzing around the site constantly. Several children were seen driving buggies whilst sat in adults laps, and considering some of the difficult terrain, I can see the use of buggies as is, is an accident waiting to happen. Besides which when walking one is always looking out for the next Lewis Hamilton style driver.
Second, the main restaurant does not open til 12.30 which seems too late for food before a booked safari ride, and food venues are ridiculously expensive. £5 for a sandwich and no low sugar children’s drinks. (Lesson learnt bring your own). So overall an average score.
Written July 12, 2021
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kateld123
Walsall, UK206 contributions
Tiger lodge
Jul 2021 • Couples
We finally got to go here after having to rebook 5 times thanks to covid, I can say it was well worth the wait, this park has the best enclosures I have ever seen, they are so big and have so much stuff for the animals I can't say how happy it made me. The animals look so content and taken care off. We stopped at tiger lodge WHAT A PLACE, I could go on for days telling you how amazing it is but it won't do it justice you HAVE to go. Not many places you can say you were sitting in the outside bath and a tiger walks straight past tge window. You get breakfast included, with many restaurants to pick from, we had our in the beautiful garden room and I've got to say was the best breakfast I've ever had. You also get a safari the next day and this is utterly amazing you won't believe how much space these animals have. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the park as some of the most beautiful views you will ever see. I highly recommend this place.
Written July 11, 2021
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