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Prepare for a Roarsome Half-Term at the UK’s Most Exciting Wildlife Experience
Port Lymph lions

For a truly roarsome half-term, head to Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve, where two impossibly cute, eight week old lion cubs - born to the destination's famous lioness, Oudrika and majestic lion, Hunter - are now ready to meet the public.

The newest additions to the family can be found in the largest lion enclosure in Europe at Port Lympne.

The 600-acre reserve is home to more than 900 rare and endangered animals, and is brimming with new family members to meet this month, from critically endangered Sumatran orangutans, Hadjah and Malou to South American Maned wolves, Pablo and Snoop. 

Port Lympne orangutans

Stroll through Wallaby Walk Through to spot the joey baby peek out of its pouch, or meet the tiny baby Javan Gibbon, Sunda and Baby de Brazza, monkey Bello. You can also admire the youngest of the gorilla family, baby Kafele at Palace of the Apes.

You can also book your seats on the free truck safari taking in the Africa and Asia experience, past free roaming giraffes, zebras and camels, and join the included talks and feeds to learn more about all the animals you have seen during the day.

port lympne giraffe

You can even feed animals including giraffes - read our giraffe feeding review here - gorillas and lions and have the satisfaction of knowing that your dosh has helped The Aspinall Foundation’s successful efforts to save and repopulate endangered species.

There are a gaggle of play areas and on-site dining options, from Babydolls Pizza and Pasta, to the swish Garden Room Restaurant, various cafés, or for a special treat, you can treat yourself to a family afternoon tea in The Mansion - read our afternoon tea review

Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve, Aldington Rd, Lympne, Hythe CT21 4LR. Open daily from 9.30am – 6pm. Adults £32pp. Children £28. 0-3 year olds go FREE.  Annual family pass from £195/year, and also gives free access to the sister park, Howletts Wild Animal Park in Canterbury

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