Knowsley Safari

Prescot
Knowsley
Merseyside
L34 4AN

Tel: +44 (0)151 430 9009

A child looks through glass tunnel and puts their hands up to a tiger

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£18.00 per ticket
Children (3-15 years)£14.00 per ticket
Children under 3Free

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About

Knowsley Safari is now open for online bookings ONLY. Entry will not be allowed without a pre-booked allocation.

ALL visitors, including Members and Gift Tickets, need to pick a time slot and book your tickets online

Knowsley Safari have introduced a number of measures to ensure an enjoyable, but above all, safe day out. This includes a restriction on capacity, enhanced cleaning methods, one way systems on the Foot Safari and outdoor takeaway food kiosks with contactless and card payment only.

You can see the full list of precautions here on the Knowsley Safari website. 

Knowsley Safari is calling all adventurers!

Experience the Liverpool’s wildest day out with a trip to family-favourite, Knowsley Safari.

Kick off your day with a tour of the 550 acre Safari Drive and get acquainted with over 700 wild animals, from baboons to camels, wildebeest to rhinos, all from the comfort of your own car.

The drive through lion enclosure is a real highlight of the safari drive while for many visitors the baboons are the stars of the show. Whether up close, on the Baboon Bus or by taking the car friendly route, you’ll get a great view of the monkey madness; the boisterous baboons that have become Knowsley’s trademark.

An all day destination, and the fun doesn’t end with the Safari Drive at Knowsley. On the Foot Safari, you can explore the BRAND NEW Amur Tiger Trail. This is no ordinary walk in the woods! Step into the tiger’s territory as you make your way into the forest. Keep your eyes peeled for tigers, because they’ll have already spotted you! 

What’s more you can get up close and personal at the Giraffe Tower with regular giraffe talks from the team, watch the sea lions splash about in our sea lion show, make sure you duck at the Birds of Prey display, get acquainted with the family of meerkats, and keep an eye out for our cutest family, the South American bushdogs.

As well as the exotic animals who make Knowsley their home, at the park you can also see an array of native British wildlife. Spot the waterfowl nesting around the park’s beautiful Mizzy Lake; kestrels and buzzards can be seen in the woodland and with brown hares, stoats, weasels and squirrels can also be glimpsed.

As well as all the amazing animals we also have amusement rides and play areas to keep the little ones entertained all day long!
There is a long history of keeping animals on the Knowsley estate. In the 19th century Edward, the 13th Earl of Derby, kept one of the largest private menageries in the world with 90 species of mammals and 300 species of birds! As part of Knowsley’s commitment to conservation, today’s keepers are always on hand to talk about the work undertaken to protect the many species at the Park, and the daily care that they give the animals. If you’ve got any questions; just ask.
 

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Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly - child

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From M62 Exit at jct 6, then take M57 exit at Juntion 2. At the roundabout, follow the brown Safari signs.

TripAdvisor

Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      1650
    • Very Good
      736
    • Average
      215
    • Poor
      86
    • Terrible
      62

    Recent Reviews:

    • Elizabeth K
      Trip type:
      Family
      Fabulous family day out
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 4th June 2021
      Really lovely family day. We arrived nice and early and got to see the meerkats being fed, then did the drive. Fabulous views of camels, rhinos and baboons, and we were really lucky to see the wolves... Read full review
    • sarahlM2879VX
      Really great day out.
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 9th June 2021
      We really enjoyed the safari park, and were impressed with the number and variety of animals. The enclosures were spacious and well kept, and the animals looked to be in excellent condition and not... Read full review
    • add2407
      High Wycombe, United Kingdom
      Rhinosssss
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 10th June 2021
      Visited as a whim to do something on our last day in Liverpool- heard great reviews and decided to go mainly for the driving safari. which took just under an hour. the animals were out and lots of... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    Season (1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021)
    DayTimes
    MondayOpen
    TuesdayOpen
    WednesdayOpen
    ThursdayOpen
    FridayOpen
    SaturdayOpen
    SundayOpen

    * Please check times on Knowsley Safari website under 'opening times'

    Awards

    • Regional AwardsLiverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2015 - WINNER Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2015 - WINNER 2015
    • Regional AwardsLiverpool City Region Tourism Awards Winner 2017 Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards Winner 2017 2017
    • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
    • Regional AwardsWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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