Staycation at Port Lympne

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I had been looking forward to this weekend for a long time! On Friday one of my dearest friends and me hit the road and went to Port Lympne Wildlife Park for a night away in the Pinewood Cabins. Luckily weather was on our side as well, it was beautiful! Each pod had a decking with chairs and safe to say we easily spent a lot of time out there. Inside were beds, cupboards & draws for storage, plug sockets and there is wifi so you can keep up with the outside world. 

Checking in at 3 gave us the chance to settle in and still get a little wander round the park before it closed. Then there was chance to chill out on the decking, or the is a recreation room with seating, TV, board games and a pool table - after a quick game of pool, we got the bbq going and watch the wolves before heading out on our night time safari we had also booked. It was amazing watching the animals up close, listening to facts and stories about them, going off road to try the red lights & night scope and seeing the sunset over the safari experience. I didn't want it to end. But we headed back to the cabin and settled down for the night.  

Waking up to the sound of lions and monkeys is surreal. Walking out the door to spot the wolves pacing around opposite and a beautiful view with the sun coming up. We got up, had a wander over the wolves before getting ready for the day, packing up and chucking the bags in the car before grabbing some breakfast in the Pinewood cafe. I was worried it might end up being an uncomfortable hot day but actually the weather was still beautiful but not too hot as we had lots to explore. As part of the package you get entry to the zoo on both days and as checking out is 10 at the latest you can still be up, chuck the stuff back in the car and be the first ones into the zoo. The normal Safari trucks start running at 10 so we decided to wait around and go on the first one as we expected it would get busier as the day went on. It was lovely to go round and remember all the things we got told the night before. 

Then we off to explore the walking part of the park, which typically will kill your legs a little as it is a very hilly site. Though every enclosure is beautifully laid out, you can the animals are well loved and looked after. They all look so happy and calm. With lots of monkeys and wildcats out and about in the warm weather, we even spotted a few that you don't always find. Stopping off  at the bottom of the park in to the NEW Dinosaur Forest as well, with lots of beautiful dinosaurs and some I have never heard of. There was lots of opportunity to spot and take a few snaps.


This staycation was amazing, I was so sad to leave! 
The staff were so welcoming and helpful and made the stay lovely. The night safari was brilliant and would totally recommend the whole experience to anyone. So even though this wasn't a review because I loved it sooooo much, to find out more please go take a look at www.aspinallfoundation.org/short-breaks for all the different short breaks you can do at Port Lympne.  

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