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Enjoy Afternoon Tea at Port Lympne + Mums go free at Howletts on Mother’s Day

Mums go free at Howletts on Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, take a walk on the wild side with our ‘Mums Go Free’ offer on Sunday 19th March 2023. A parent visiting Howletts will enjoy free entry, with any full paying child day ticket.

Lose yourself in 90 acres of ancient parkland where you’ll discover some of the world’s most endangered animals, including the only baby elephants in the county. Come face to face with gorillas, tigers and monkeys at their large viewing windows for the perfect selfie. For a memorable Mother’s Day activity why not come face to face with your favourite animals and book an animal encounter or join one of our daily keeper talks?

To book visit and enter code MOTHER alternatively if you are purchasing tickets on arrival, please quote MOTHER at the ticket office.

Alongside all the animal magic, you can explore Animals of the Ice Age. Walk amongst the ice giants and learn incredible facts, which tell the story of the animal kingdom as it was, over 2.6 million years ago. With amazing beasts along the trail, there will be plenty of surprises to keep kids and parents on the lookout.

Howletts is home to more than 390 animals, including Kent’s only giant anteaters, the largest herd of African elephants in the UK, and more gorillas, leopards and monkeys than any zoo in the county.



Indulge this Mother’s Day with Afternoon Tea at Port Lympne from £45pp

This Mother’s Day weekend (17th – 19th March 2023) why not treat mum to a wild afternoon tea in the Kentish Savannah at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve.

Port Lympne’s talented in-house pastry chef has curated an extra special afternoon tea menu for Mother’s Day, with dishes created using the finest local produce. Guests can choose the Classic Afternoon Tea, served in the resort’s elegant 1920s Mansion – which has hosted guests including Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin, or the Sparkling Afternoon Tea which is served in the beautiful brand-new Orangery.

The Classic Afternoon Tea is priced from £45 per person and includes access to the Mansion and surrounding gardens.

The Sparkling Afternoon Tea is priced at £65 per person and includes an indulgent culinary experience, accompanied by live music and a glass of sparkling wine from local boutique winery, Gusbourne, plus access to the reserve and a safari tour where you will have the chance to see free-roaming animals including giraffes, zebra, wildebeest, camels and Kent’s only spectacled bears.

Pre-booking is required for all afternoon tea packages, visit to reserve your table.

Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve offers a unique family adventure like no other. Set in over 600 acres, you’ll see more than 800 rare and endangered animals including big cats, small cats, primates, gorillas, free roaming giraffes and many more animals before discovering life sized prehistoric creatures in Dinosaur Forest.

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