The Aspinall Foundation

Best summer staycations for families

Posted by The Aspinall Foundation on 20-Jul-2020 14:50:37

Planning a staycation in Kent with the family this summer?  We've rounded up our top 3 family friendly retreats at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve to keep everyone happy and having fun in the wilderness!

With hundreds of rare and endangered animals to spot around the 600 acre reserve, the UK's largest Dinosaur Forest, kid friendly restaurants, beautiful landscaped gardens & maze and stunning views, everyone will love getting back to nature at Port Lympne Reserve.

Our August breaks are almost sold out, so you'll need to be quick to book your September adventures and enjoy the last of the summer sunshine!

BEST FOR SMALL FAMILIES:
Sleep within roaring distance of our lovely lion pride at Pinewood!
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Set amongst the towering pine trees, opposite our spacious lion enclosure, these cosy camping pods are the perfect base camp for your wild adventures.

Sleeping up to 4 people in two single beds and a double futon, you'll settle in for the night listening to the lions roaring and the answering calls of the tigers nearby. Explore the reserve after visitors have left for the day, toast marshmallows at the fire pit and challenge the family to a game of pool in the club house.

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BEST FOR LARGE FAMILIES
Glamping with spectacular views and all the 'bear' necessities at Bear Lodge!
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These spacious glamping tents with en suite facilities are situated above the spectacled bear paddock, with sweeping views over the Reserve and out to the Kent coast.  Sleeping either up to 8 people in 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed, 1 double cabin bed and 1 double futon, or up to 7 people in 2 double beds, 1 single bed and 1 double futon, the whole family will love sleeping under the stars!

Enjoy a variety of family favourite meals in the Bear Lodge restaurant, then relax on your private deck while your little monkeys go wild in the playground and explore the gated site. 

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BEST FOR A LITTLE EXTRA LUXURY
A natural retreat with wild neighbours at Hog Deer Creek
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Like a little bit more glam in your glamping?  These luxury shepherd's huts are tucked away in a quiet corner of the reserve overlooking the Asian Experience.  Sleeping up to 4 in a double bed topped with bunk beds, you'll experience a family adventure with all the little luxuries you could want for!

Take a moment to relax and watch the buffalo wallowing in the water hole, meet the adorable hog deer roaming freely amongst the huts or jump in your personal golf buggy to explore the rest of the 600 acre reserve!

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YOUR SUMMER STAYCATION MEANS MORE
Simply by enjoying a short break with us, you are directly contributing to the conservation of the animals in our care here in the UK and supporting the trailblazing overseas work of The Aspinall Foundation (charity number 326567). Thanks to the generosity of guests like you, The Aspinall Foundation has released more than 70 gorillas, 35 Javan gibbons, 12 Javan grizzled langurs, 90 Javan ebony langurs and 8 black rhinos back to the wild!

We'd love to welcome you to Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve for a wild family break in the Kent countryside soon!

Topics: Family, Wildlife, Port Lympne Reserve, Holiday, Short breaks