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£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 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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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
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    1581
  • Very Good
    715
  • Average
    195
  • Poor
    74
  • Terrible
    55

Recent Reviews:

  • Lysie85
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Wouldn't go again - Chester Zoo's poorer cousin
    3 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 26th November 2019
    This 'Enchanted' event has obviously been inspired by Chester Zoo, but unfortunately it doesn't hold a candle to theirs. The foot safari is only a short walk anyway, but the lights were very sparsely... Read full review
  • karl o
    Middleton, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Nice day out
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 1st December 2019
    Are family goes often here the kids love it seeing all the animals and going on the rides just a nice day out . One thing it could do with is being bit cheaper Read full review
  • ambrosebiglad
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Day out
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 2nd December 2019
    Brilliant place to go lots to see and do ok price but we took a picnic to make it cheeper wouldn’t go into the monkey enclosure again no damage done but wee and poo all over the car lol kids loved it... Read full review

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Season (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)
DayTimes
Monday10:30
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

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
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