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Knowsley Safari

Prescot
Knowsley
Merseyside
L34 4AN

Tel: 0151 430 9009

Fax: 0151 426 3677

Knowsley Safari

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£17.50 per ticket
Children (3-15 years)£13.50 per ticket
Children under 3Free
Family 2+2£59.00 per ticket
Family 2+3£72.50 per ticket

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About

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 tigers, 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 take a walk on the dark side through the Bat Forest – a 5* home from home for 100 Egyptian fruit bats, or marvel at the birds of prey. The ‘beak to face’ Birds of Prey Experience includes vulture feeding, flying displays and bird handling. Anything could happen as they swoop and dive just inches above your head!

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, get acquainted with the family of meerkats, and keep an eye out for our cutest duo, 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. Ten species of waterfowl nest around the park’s Mizzy Lake; kestrels and buzzards can be seen in the woodland and with patience brown hares, stoats, weasels and squirrels can also be spotted.

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.

 

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly - child

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
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    1237
  • Very Good
    586
  • Average
    150
  • Poor
    47
  • Terrible
    33

Recent Reviews:

  • Helen L
    Trip type:
    Family
    Disappointed
    1 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 17th October 2017
    Paid for a family ticket, £70+ but as soon as you get inside your faced with fair ground rides that have to be paid for 😣not a good start, would have preferred to have them included in the entry... Read full review
  • EGavin22
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Loved it want to visit again
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 16th October 2017
    Finally made it here and wanting to visit for many years. I loved it as did the boys. The animals looked well and healthy and we got really close to most of them. Had a great day. Ice cream is a... Read full review
  • xoFairyKissox
    Leeds
    Trip type:
    Family
    Good for the money
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 16th October 2017
    We came last week for the first time, it was £15 for the car. We really enjoyed ourselves, and for the money we think it was good. Nearly everything was closed though, which was disappointing and... Read full review

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Winter Season Nov-14th Feb (1 Nov 2017 - 14 Feb 2018)
DayTimes
15th Feb - Easter (15 Feb 2018 - 19 Apr 2018)
DayTimes
Monday10:0015:30*
Tuesday10:0015:30*
Wednesday10:0015:30*
Thursday10:0015:30*
Friday10:0015:30*
Saturday10:0015:30*
Sunday10:0015:30*
Easter onwards to end of summer (20 Apr 2018 - 31 Aug 2018)
DayTimes
Monday10:0016:00*
Tuesday10:0016:00*
Wednesday10:0016:00*
Thursday10:0016:00*
Friday10:0016:00*
Saturday10:0016:00*
Sunday10:0016:00*

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

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

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