For all the safari feels right here in the UK, book a lion-themed lodge.
We’ve brought big cat chic to your next family holiday with our lion-themed lodges in cool cream and beige with photos of our very own pride. Stay in a luxury lodge in the heart of rural Pembrokeshire with unlimited entry to visit our African lions at our world class zoo right next door and your own private decking with a sunken hot tub to relax and chill like our lazy cats!
Our Simba Lodge has three bedrooms and sleeps up to seven people. The master bedroom offers guests a king size bed and en-suite shower room, the second bedroom, ‘The Lion’s Den’, ideal for those Lion loving little ones, has bunk beds plus a full-size single bed, whilst the third bedroom has two full-size single beds – perfect for larger families or even the grandparents! The family bathroom includes a full-size bath with overhead shower. An open plan living area with vaulted ceilings creates an inviting, airy space whilst Cathedral style, floor to ceiling windows provide plenty of light. A fully equipped country-style kitchen with shaker style units and an island breakfast bar, along with dining table with six chairs completes the communal space. Walk from your lounge through French doors onto our private decking space complete with sunken hot tub, perfect for relaxing after a busy day exploring Folly Farm or visiting Pembrokeshire’s spectacular beaches and countryside!
Our lion-themed lodges are named Simba because it’s Swahili for lion.
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Q: When can I book your lodges?
A: Booking is now open for our Simba Lodges.
Q: How do I book your lodges?
A: Booking is through Hoseasons, our selected partner. Hoseasons has a wealth of experience in pricing and marketing lodge accommodation across the UK. We’re part of the Evermore Lodge Holiday Collection.
Q: When can I arrive?
A: Check-in days are Mondays and Fridays. Check-in time is 4pm and we please ask that you check out of your lodge by 10am on the day of departure. We have a late checkout charge of £50 so please do make sure you vacate your lodge on time to allow our cleaners in to prepare the lodge for our next guests. We’re sorry, we do not allow early check-ins but with free access to our attraction on your arrival day this isn’t a problem as you can use the toilets, say hi to our animals and grab a coffee whilst you wait. Just park up in our attraction car park and our admission staff can you look up on our booking system to give you access to the attraction, just tell them you’re staying with us and give your name. Then when 4pm rolls around you can drive up to our arrivals building and check in!
Q: Is there a minimum stay?
A: Yes. There’s a minimum stay of two nights in our luxury lodges. Our lodges can be booked from Friday to Sunday (two nights, with the added benefit of a late checkout on the Sunday!), Friday to Monday (three nights), Monday to Friday (four nights), Monday to Monday or Friday to Friday (seven nights).
Q: How many people does the Simba Lodge sleep?
A: Our Simba Lodge sleeps up to seven people – one king-size master bedroom, one twin bedroom with two full-size single beds and one bedroom with small bunk beds and a full-size single bed.
Q: Do all your lodges have hot tubs?
A: All our luxury lodges have a private hot tub sunk into the decked outdoor space, with a frosted glass balcony. They’re suitable for guests over the age of 8 and children must be supervised at all times. We provide one set of white bathroom towels for your lodge for use for the week so you might want to bring beach/swim towels for use with the hot tub. All our lodges have washing machines and a clothes drier and our laundry in the facilities building has a charged for tumbled drier. Our hot tubs are open all year round but we may take away the outdoor furniture during the colder months/at windy times.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Most of our luxury lodges are pet-free but we do have a dedicated pet friendly lodge.
Q: Can I bring my bike?
A: Sure thing we’re bike friendly!
Q: Are your lodges suitable for disabled visitors?
A: We have a two bedroom lodge with access features suitable for some wheelchair users or guests with reduced mobility. It won’t meet everyone’s specific needs so please click on the link to read more and see photos.
Q: Can I park near my accommodation?
A: Yes you can! There’s no need to hire a buggy on our holiday park as we’ve provided parking spaces by your accommodation. Some types of accommodation will even accommodate more than one vehicle but if you need more space then you can always park additional vehicles in our attraction car park which is a short walk away, just ask for a rear view mirror hanger so we know it’s yours!
Q: How close are the lodges to Folly Farm?
A: They’re just a car park away! Our lodges are located on our Holiday Park which is accessed through our main attraction car park. It’s a ten minute walk to our attraction entrance with little legs in tow!
Q: Is entry to Folly Farm included?
A: Of course! When you stay in our luxury lodges unlimited entry to our attraction is included as an extra for all guests. This includes your arrival and departure days. We’re closed for midweek breaks in November through to February half term, so please check the attraction opening times if visiting Folly Farm is an important part of your visit.
Q: Do you accept group bookings?
A: Our holiday park is designed with families in mind. We’re sorry but we do not accept group bookings from hen and stag parties, nor do we accept single sex bookings or large group bookings for family celebrations.
Q: Do you have EV charging points?
A: Yes, we have 12 EV charging points located in our carpark on the left-hand side before you enter our Holiday Park. These charting points are to be used through the Pod Point app, and cost 45p per kwh. We ask all users respect EV charging etiquette when using these charging points.
Simba lodge reviews
"We stayed for 2 nights in the Simba lodge. Absolutely wowed from start to finish. Accommodation is 5 star, immaculately clean and lovely touches. Could hear the lions roar when we were in the hot tub in the morning. Can’t wait to return!"
"We had a perfect weekend away as a family of 6 in the Simba lodge. We have booked again for next year. The lodge was immaculate and the welcome pack was greatly appreciated. Great location only 5 min walk to the park and a short drive to near by towns. Staff were so friendly. Thank you Folly Farm."
"Fantastic lodge in a great location. Loved it."