Knowsley Safari

L34 4AN

Tel: 0151 430 9009

Fax: 0151 426 3677

Knowsley Safari

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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£16.00 per ticket
Children (3-15 years)£12.00 per ticket
Children under 3Free
Family 2+2£59.00 per ticket
Family 2+3£72.50 per ticket

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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 Walkaround Area, 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, bird handling and even the chance to see a baby bird hatch. Anything could happen as they swoop and dive just inches above your head!

Get up close and personal at the Giraffe Tower and the Elephant Platform, watch the sea lions splash about in the sea lion show, get acquainted with the family of meerkats, or bravely venture into the Bug House.

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 spotted 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!

Introducing... Amur Tiger Trail

Now introducing the brand new Amur Tiger Trail at Knowsley Safari! Step into this forested area of the foot safari and be transported to Eastern Russia. This is no ordinary walk in the woods, in fact, it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before! All included in the price of admission and memberships, the tiger trail is just waiting to be explored, so get your researcher hats on and come on in!

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 talks 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.


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Recent Reviews:

  • Stephen M
    Poynton, England, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Brilliant day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 7th November 2018
    I had a preconceived idea about Knowsley and never showed any interest in going, we visited the West Midlands safari park last year which was excellent so decided to give Knowsley a go with our... Read full review
  • Rudders01
    Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Better than expected
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 7th November 2018
    Visited on a cold day in November so not sure what to expect, it was quite and some of the concessions were closed, but still able to get refreshments, used the bus service to do the drive through... Read full review
  • BigMick1983
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Absolutely Brilliant
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 11th November 2018
    We had an amazing family day out at the Safari Park. The amount of different animals on the drive Safari was great and we had a great time going around. The walk around section is up there with any... Read full review


  • 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


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Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Winter Season Nov-14th Feb (1 November 2018 - 14 February 2019)
15th Feb - Easter (15 February 2019 - 19 April 2019)
Easter onwards to end of summer (20 April 2019 - 31 August 2019)

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

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

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