Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Lympne

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#3 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Kent
Opened to the public in 1976, the 243 hectares (600 acres) of are home to a large variety of free-roaming wildlife. Prior to 1973, the land was privately owned and includes a historic mansion, as well as landscaped gardens that contrast with the wild woodlands that surround them. Tour parts of the park on foot or in a Jeep with a guide, where you'll see a larger portion of the wilderness in a short time. Book tickets online for a discount and check out the event calendar. By using our Lympne journey planner , you can arrange your visit to Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and other attractions in Lympne.
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  • Currently enjoying an incredible overnight stay at the accessible treehouse Sounda. As a person assisting someone who has a physical and learning disability enjoy her first holiday in 15 years, I am d...  more »
  • It is so refreshing to visit an Animal Park which concentrates on the Animals and their welfare and conservation, with habitats which allow as close to natural behaviour as possible. We have nothing b...  more »
  • We visited today (7th March 2018) and think we will have to come back in the summer to really get the best out of it . Today was bad weather and most of the animals were hiding in their enclosures so ...  more »
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  • Incredible day out for the family! So much to do and see, the animals are well cared for, beautiful location and views, cabins to stay, grand beautiful hotel with balcony, saw a wide range of animals to see that live freely (not in cadges), safari park which you go round in and open bus to see lots of animals, its really spectacular! Fun activities and games to play in the summer on hotel grounds, fun maze, education facts around the zoo, feeding times. Its a wonderful and exciting day out packed full of things to do with friends and family, I greatly recommend it as it is so much fun!!!
  • Excellent value day out. The new Dinosaur forest is the most extensive I've visited.
  • Went with my granddaughter. Although it was very cold we could see lots of animals. She liked the giraffes and gorillas. A lot to see and some great views.
  • It's a nice place. I personally still prefer it's sister park - Howletts. But it's still a great place for animal and dinosaur lovers to visit. Though I would warn people planning a visit that, unlike Howletts it is very hilly for most of the southern part of the park. The safari ride is enjoyable and the new food area is a welcome addition with prices on par with the highstreet.
  • A fantastic day out for all the family. The animals are well cared for and you can tell the staff are very knowledgeable and want the best. Considering we spent all day there and it includes an hour long safari ride, the entry price is very good value for money. A couple of things to bear in mind: it's VERY hilly so be prepared to stretch those calves. They have free-to-borrow buggies for little ones and I think you can hire a golf cart if mobility is an issue. Also, the "3 seat" benches on the safari trucks are NOT big enough for 3 normal size people, so probably best enjoyed off peak or at less busy times when you'll get more room. The safari itself is really good and will improve I'm sure as they add more animals to the area. In-house catering options are a little pricey and they could do with investing in an ice machine (it was a hot day). We'll definitely come back again one day.
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