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
  • Certificate of Excellence 2020
  • Excellent
    1627
  • Very Good
    732
  • Average
    210
  • Poor
    81
  • Terrible
    58

Recent Reviews:

  • keykey1511
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Fantastic family fun
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 19th September 2020
    We had a great family day out. The car safari is brilliant. The kids loved the sea lion shown and the rides. Beware though the Baboons will wreck your car, we’re not just talking stealing your wiper... Read full review
  • mollyah-b
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Lovely Day Out
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 21st September 2020
    Excellent value for money-- went on a weekday and was lovely and quiet, animals very close and got some fantastic photographs. Would avoid the baboons if particularly fond of your windscreen wipers... Read full review
  • 455kerrys
    Romiley, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    1st date
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 22nd September 2020
    We’d been planning a visit since March 20 but with covid and family issues we had to postpone until now What an amazing visit . All covid measures in place and everyone was social distancing... 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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