Howletts Wild Animal Park and Port Lympne Reserve

Coronavirus statement
Following the latest advice from the Government on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, 20th March, Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve are limiting the range of catering services and animal experiences available. Our onsite bars and restaurants will no longer accommodate a sit-down service, however there are take-away or rooms service options available. We would like to assure all visitors to our parks that the health and safety of our guests and employees is our top priority, along with our animals as usual.

Both Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve and Howletts Wildlife Park are open as normal with some restrictions on our operation.



Home to some of the world's most endangered animals, including Kent's only gorillas and black rhino, elephants at Howletts, and many more!  Visitors can enjoy a wild day out and see real conservation in action!  

Port Lympne is set over 600 acres and is home to the UK's most authentic safari experience.  The African Experience - 100 acres alive with animals.

Throughout the year visitors can take advantage of special themed events all included in the price of the ticket at no extra cost!  Visitors can also book additional activities for an extra special day, including bespoke safaris, guided tours, team building activites, keeper experiences and many more.

Restaurants and kiosks are located around the park providing a variety of hot and cold snacks.

The Reserve also offers a variety of short breaks, each one offering a unique experience, from an inside view to the lives of tigers or a glamping experience you’ll never forget. Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve can offer it all. Find out more at



Opening Times

Open everyday except Christmas Day

Port Lympne
March - October 9.30am - 6.30pm (last entry 3.30pm)
October - March 9.30 - 5.30pm (last entry 2.30pm)

March - October 9.30am - 6pm (last entry 4pm)
October - March 9.30am - 5pm (last entry 3.30pm)


Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
Aldington Road
CT21 4PD

Entry Price

Howletts prices
Adult - £22.95
Child (3-15) - £19.95
Adult concession - £20.95
Child concession - £17.95
Family day ticket for 2 adults & 2 children - £74.00

Port Lympne prices
Adult - £26.00
Child (3-15) - £22.00
Adult concession - £24.00
Child concession - £20.00
Family day ticket for 2 adults & 2 children - £86.00