New dinosaur attraction to open at Port Lympne

Port Lympne Reserve, Kent’s largest wild animal park, has announced that preparations are underway for a new dinosaur attraction, which will open this spring.

Coinciding with the park’s 40th birthday, the dinosaurs will be displayed in their own Jurassic kingdom. It’s said that it will be the largest collection of life size dinosaurs in Europe.

What will you be able to see?

Over 100 dinosaurs are expected to feature in the new attraction, including favourites such as the t-rex, diplodocus, and pterodactyl.

Visitors can walk amongst the giants of the Jurassic age, while a dedicated team of rangers will be on hand to tell the story of the animal kingdom as it was millions of years ago.

The experience will lend itself to both tourism visitors and students looking to learn and understand more about dinosaurs. Visitors can also become amateur palaeontologists themselves, as they dig for fossils and even create their own dinosaurs.

Bob O’Connor, managing director said: “We’re absolutely delighted to announce the arrival of dinosaurs at Port Lympne Reserve. Not only will this be the largest collection of life size dinosaurs in Europe, each model will also be totally authentic and anatomically correct.”

More for groups at Port Lympne Reserve

Port Lympne is home to 88 species and over 700 animals, many of which you can get close to on a ride through the African Safari which is part of the site.

Group rates to the reserve are available for parties of 15 or more, and if you have a large group of up to 22, you could book one of the specially adapted safari trucks exclusively for groups. 

This VIP safari experience lasts an hour and gives riders an extra insight into the animal inhabitants at the park.

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