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£19.00 per ticket
Children (3-15 years)£15.00 per ticket
Children under 3Free

Save 10% when booking online.

About

Where rhino stomp and lions roar, the safari by the city, and so much more. Knowsley Safari is open for online bookings only - All visitors, including members and those with gift tickets need to pick a time slot and book your slot online.

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 750 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 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 with our Giraffes, 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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Facilities

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
      1695
    • Very Good
      761
    • Average
      224
    • Poor
      91
    • Terrible
      71

    Recent Reviews:

    • Pioneer45906520700
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Family
      Lovely day out
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 2nd May 2022
      Had a lovely day out with my 9 year old. She loved the baboon drive around but I am concerned about the baboons as no staff around to reduce the risk of 1 being run over or harmed by the vehicles... Read full review
    • darrenjK4252QL
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Excellent day out
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 7th May 2022
      We paid for the lion experience, although a little pricey, it was well worth the cost! One of the best hours we have spent anywhere! The guide was knowledgeable and answered all our stupid questions... Read full review
    • EmmaS1980
      Sheffield, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Family
      What a ride!!!
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 14th May 2022
      What a ride Fantastic visit to this drive through safari park. Just the drive through was worth it and that isn’t the whole park. We dared to go through the baboon enclosure, the remnants of cat... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    Season (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)
    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 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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