Knowsley Safari

Prescot
Knowsley
Merseyside
L34 4AN

Tel: +44 (0)151 430 9009

A child looks through glass 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

Save 10% when booking online.

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
  • Travelers Choice 2020
  • Excellent
    1633
  • Very Good
    734
  • Average
    210
  • Poor
    83
  • Terrible
    59

Recent Reviews:

  • Gazzabud
    Blackpool, United Kingdom
    SAVE YOUR MONEY STAY AWAY.
    1 of 5 stars
    Friday, 30th October 2020
    Lots of empty spaces . Nothing much to see as the place seems like its closing down and sold all the animals . What animals there were were under shelters lay down buried in bales of straw so we... Read full review
  • 46biggy46
    Warrington, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Simply lovely
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 30th October 2020
    Our first visit and won't be our last .we booked online and made a error and the chap on the phone was brilliant and sorted out my error. We arrived at 10am and drove straight through the safari but... Read full review
  • GarethBrum
    Billinge, United Kingdom
    A fantastic day out as always at Knowsley
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 22nd November 2020
    I absolutely love my visits to Knowsley Safari Park. It is amazing how close you can get to incredible wild animals. The Pride of Lions at Knowsley headed by Sam & Jasmine are a joy to watch. It is... Read full review

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Season (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)
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

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