The 12th of December means one thing – it’s the twelfth day of advent and the last day of our Rock My Christmas competitions. 

For the final day of our Rock My Christmas giveaways, we’ve teamed up with Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve to give you and your partner the chance to win an overnight stay in a Leopard Creek Cub, an animal encounter experience, safari and a romantic dinner for two, worth £1000!

Rock My Christmas Competition Advent Day 12: Win a Overnight Stay at Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve

Leopard Creek - Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve - Rock My Christmas Competition Advent

As part of our partnership with Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve, we are giving away a prize worth £1000 to one lucky couple. The grand prize includes:

- One night stay in a Leopard Creek Cub. These cosy two-person cabins overlook the leopard enclosure with breathtaking sea views. This accommodation includes use of a golf buggy for the duration of your stay, allowing you to explore the park's vast 600 acres.

- Seats on the iconic truck safari

- An animal scatter feed for two. Choose between experiences such as a gorilla, bison, brown bear or baboon scatter feed (depending on availability).

- A romantic dinner for two in the stunning onsite Garden Room Restaurant

Win a Stay at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve

Rock My Christmas: Advent Day 12


Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve Wedding Venue

An enchanting and unique setting draped in history, Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is Kent’s largest wildlife reserve. It is set within 600 acres of magnificent private parkland and home to 900 wild and endangered animals.

With picture perfect panoramic views of the English Channel and Romney Marsh, the reserve’s centrepiece, the Grade II* listed Port Lympne Mansion, surrounded by 14 acres of landscaped gardens, is regarded as one of England’s finest country houses, which has entertained royalty, aristocracy, prominent politicians, and playwrights for over a century, welcoming notable guests including Charlie Chaplin, the Prince of Wales, Lord Mountbatten, Sir Winston Churchill and T.E. Lawrence.

Weddings at Port Lympne are totally bespoke to suit couples, whether they want a traditional, contemporary, or unique feel. With a personal and elegant touch, Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve takes great pride in paying attention to the finer details to make the couples’ special day insuperable in every way. The dedicated team of wedding and event professionals ensure each aspect is lovingly handled with the upmost care. The ceremony can be hosted in any of the licensed areas. Whether it’s a large show-stopping event, an intimate gathering or an elopement for just the couple, there is a location to suit every couple.

Port Lympne’s strikingly spectacular glass orangery is available for exclusive use to dine and dance the night away. Offering total privacy, set within one of the most serene and romantic areas of the park, the 345m 2 , 120 seated guest capacity space includes its own fully incorporated kitchen for all fine dining requirements, as well as a built-in bar, dance floor, cloakroom, and luxury washrooms.

The stunning pergola tucked away within the ancient whispering walled garden is a whimsically romantic setting to exchange vows. For the more intimate nuptials, the tiered quintessentially English garden is ideal. Iceberg Terrace or dramatic Moroccan Courtyard can accommodate your nearest and dearest.

Guests can stay in an array of luxury and quirky accommodation including the stunning Mansion Hotel. Enjoy a decadent wedding breakfast and evening reception in the sophisticated yet relaxed ambience of the mansion’s magnificent muralled Long Room.

Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve can be arranged for couples and their guests, creating the perfect wedding album moments to rival scenes from Out of Africa. These unique tours are like nothing else in the UK, offering a journey through the park’s vast Kentish savannah, seeing such iconic animals as giraffe, rhino, wildebeest and zebra against a breath-taking coastline backdrop.

The couple and their guests can also experience an animal encounter, coming face-to-face with some stunning, critically endangered animals, joining one of the park’s expert keepers to meet everything from western lowland gorillas and tigers to European grey wolves, primates and cheetahs. They’ll learn interesting facts, feed where possible and enjoy behind the scenes access as they immerse themselves in a fascinating wild world.

Port Lympne's setting remains totally unique. Offering a truly exceptional venue for your special day, one where couples and loved ones can come together to celebrate love surrounded by nature's allure and commitment to wildlife conservation combined with an abundance of history, unforgettable backdrops and astonishingly beautiful grounds and gardens.

Jennifer Read-Dominguez

Written by Jennifer Read-Dominguez

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