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Animal Adventures at Howletts and Port Lympne this May Half Term

Gather the family and take a trip to acclaimed animal parks, Howletts and Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve to make the most of the fantastic offers available this half term. From getting up close to the park’s newest cubs to learning fascinating facts from expert rangers, there is so much animal fun to be had this May…

Howletts Wildlife Park

New Additions at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve this May Half Term

Be prepared for cuteness overload with our newest members, two adorable lion cubs, born to our famous lioness, Oudrika and our majestic lion, Hunter. The beautiful cubs are now eight weeks old and ready to meet the public. Find them in the 8-acre, largest lion enclosure in Europe at Port Lympne.

Swing by the recent additions the Port Lympne family, the Critically Endangered Sumatran orangutans, Hadjah and Malou, or why not hunt down the South American Maned wolves, Pablo and Snoop. Take a stroll through Wallaby Walk Through to spot the joey baby peak out of its pouch, or meet the tiny baby javan gibbon, Sunda and baby de brazza, monkey Bello. Take a trip to the Palace of the Apes to spot the youngest of the gorilla family, baby Kafele.

Book your seats on the free truck safari taking in the Africa and Asia experience, venturing through free roaming giraffes, zebras and camels, and join the included talks and feeds to learn more about all the animals you have seen throughout the day.

With numerous play areas, and a huge selection of on-site dining, from Babydolls Pizza and Pasta, to the stunning Garden Room Restaurant, a choice of cafés, or treat yourself to a decadent family afternoon tea in The Mansion.

Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve is open every day from 9.30am – 6pm, adults admission tickets cost £32, children £28 (0 – 3 year olds go FREE), or why not purchase an annual family pass from £195, so you can visit Pablo and Snoop, Hadjah and Malou, and all the other new arrivals as many times are you like for 12 months and follow their progress. The annual pass also gives free access to the sister park, Howletts Wild Animal Park in Canterbury.

Adults £32, Children £28, under 3’s go free – to book day tickets visit:

Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve

Kids Go For £10 this May Half Term at Howletts Wildlife Park

Howletts, Kent’s original wildlife park, houses some of the world’s most endangered and rare animals. With over 390 animals, including Kent’s only giant anteaters, the largest herd of African elephants in the UK, more gorillas and their new babies than any other zoo in the country, and come and say farewell to the lion cubs, Zemo and Zala, before they depart for their new home in South Africa.

This May half term, and the whole of June, ALL kids under 15 can enter Howletts for just £10 (valid from 14th May – 30th June)

Take advantage of the daily ranger talks to learn about your favourite species and discover a world lost in time in the Animals Of The Ice Age. Let the children run wild in the play areas and either take a picnic to enjoy in many of our picnic areas or enjoy some family favourite dishes from our cafes.

If you want to make your day extra special, book in for a close encounter with your favourite animal. Visitors can choose unforgettable experiences including feeding the elephants, going behind the scenes with the gorillas, meeting black rhinos, scattering healthy snacks for red river hogs or even hand-feeding anteaters, prices starting at £15.

Tickets can be booked in advance online here:

Kids £10, Under 3’s Go Free, Adults £25

Howletts Wildlife Park

Howletts Wild Animal Park and Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve in Kent are some of the most successful breeders of captive endangered animals in the world. With unrivalled achievements in husbandry, the conservation charity boasts over 150 gorilla births, 41 black rhino, 126 clouded leopards, 38 Javan gibbons, 172 Javan langur and 22 African elephants.  For more information about The Aspinall Foundation (TAF) , UK based charity devoted to the conservation of endangered species and returning them to wild protected areas, visit

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