Britain’s Best Safari Parks

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There’s nothing like getting out and about and enjoying a bit of fresh air. And what better place to do this whilst enjoying some exotic wildlife than in one of Britain’s Safari Parks? Grab your coat and camera and head on down to one of these fantastic locations.

Longleat Safari Park

Britain’s most well-known and arguably best-loved Safari Park Longleat is one of those places that we all have to tick off our must-see list. Longleat has the perfect mix of animals, history and adventure. You can spend hours with its inhabitants as you drive through the monkey enclosure, feed the deer, witness the lions at feeding time and attend the many displays around the park. Then you can immerse yourself in the park’s history and take a trip through Longleat House, with one of Europe’s largest book collections. If you still want more, the park’s many adventure playgrounds are the ideal place to monkey about and let off some steam.

Woburn Safari Park

If animal encounters are what you want, Woburn Safari Park will prove to be a wonderful day out. Meet some of its many residents from lemurs and wallabies to penguins and elephants. With daily demonstrations and talks, your day promises to be exciting as well as informative and close-up. And if you’re tired of touring on foot you can always take advantage of the Road Safari, where you will get the chance to see tigers, rhinos, camels and much more.

Knowsley Safari Park

Now that it’s getting chillier we all need a bit of motivation to get out of the house. Knowsley Safari Park is the perfect reason to don some thick socks and throw yourself into the cool outdoors. From buffalo to giraffes, zebra to Siberian tigers there is something for all the family to see and enjoy. The fun-packed daily schedule is primed to keep you busy and get you involved in educational Keeper talks, fair-ground rides and of course visiting the animals. So take a walk on the wild side and head on out to Kowsley Safari Park.

Blair Drummond Wildlife and Safari Park

If you’re in Scotland and fancy some close animal encounters and a good degree of excitement, head over to Blair Drummond Wildlife and Safari Park. Open until the end of October, you’ve still got time to get in on the action. You will get the opportunity to meet a boisterous bison or a gigantic giraffe; or if the small animals are more your thing then the cheeky penguins and otters will delight. Before you go you can even get an insider scoop on what the rhinos get up to by watching the Rhinocam on the Blair Drummond website. If all of that doesn’t satisfy your sense of adventure there is plenty more on offer. Why not take a boat trip around Chimp Island or wander through the castle maze and climb the wooden fort?