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Knowsley Safari

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A58, Prescot, Knowsley L34 4AN, England
+44 151 430 9009
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Great Value

Currently running an offer £15 per car and great value for money, took our grandaughter and she... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
So close to the animals, yet so safe

We had a wonderful day at Knowsley Safari. The driving route is excellent. We were amazing at how... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David K
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Knowsley Safari Park was opened to the public in July 1971 by the 18th Earl of Derby. Then, the `safari park' concept of having visitors in cages (cars) and the animals roaming free based on the drive-through game reserves of East Africa was unique. In 1994, Edward Stanley, the 19th Earl, succeeded to the title. The estate being only 8 miles (13 km) from Liverpool city centre, Knowsley was the first safari park to be built close to a large city. In spite of some understandable apprehension about the possible problems associated with large numbers of animals (including lions) roaming about close to the city, the then County and District councils approved the proposals.In the first two years of opening, the route through Knowsley Safari Park consisted of a 3½ mile (5.6 km) drive, and the main attractions were lions, cheetahs, monkeys, giraffes, zebra, elephants and various antelopes. The park proved immensely popular, so in 1973 an extension, including a further 1½ miles (2.4km) of road, was built and opened. This allowed more animals to be added to the collection on display along the now 5-mile- (8 km) long route, including herds of camels, buffalo and white rhino as well as a group of tigers.A few modifications to the original design have had to be made for safety and display reasons. The tigers and lions are now displayed in enclosures within the game reserves, and the elephants have their own paddock in the walk around section at the end of the safari drive. We also have a car friendly route around the outside of the monkey jungle for visitors who do not wish to have a close encounter with our baboons. Knowsley Safari Park has become one of Merseyside's premier leisure attractions, winning several awards for tourism and it's animal husbandry.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“baboon enclosure” (170 reviews)
“sea lion show” (408 reviews)
“many times” (161 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
A58, Prescot, Knowsley L34 4AN, England
+44 151 430 9009
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Currently running an offer £15 per car and great value for money, took our grandaughter and she loved it.

Thank FFBKiki
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a wonderful day at Knowsley Safari. The driving route is excellent. We were amazing at how close we were to the animals; even the rhinos. The children were speechless and full of awe. The bat and giraffe houses also allow close encounters. The...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Came to Knowsley yesterday with family, had a really enjoyable day! Could spend the whole day there as there is a lot to see. Only paid £15 for the family with an offer but would be happy to pay full price. The sea lion show...More

Thank Holly D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a great day, I went as part of a charity event and felt the staff were fantastic. Got chance to see lots of animals especially rhinos, deers and camels not forgetting the naughty monkeys.

1  Thank BadGuttts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great afternoon out, £15 per car great value, even for 2, saw alot of animals, ventured into the baboon area, no damage done to our car but there was to other cars so enter at your own risk. Got to see the Sea Lion show...More

Thank DeeNMayo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a winter offer £15 fill your car! We had the best day out! Loved all the animals and even ventured into the monkeys and was lucky enough not to get the car wrecked! Would recommend to anyone with young or older children...More

1  Thank Felicity D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for the Winter special offer £15.00 per car excellent value for money Family day out we toughly enjoyed the visit and would recommend it

Thank teejay11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just £15 per car is a fab winter deal for this park. Everyone really enjoyed the visit. The sea lion show and the giraffes were favourites of the day. Spent hours here. Avoid the baboons tho. They really do pull everything off your car that...More

Thank Debra T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unlike so many attractions this isn’t a money grabbing affair! £15 per car and you can enjoy the shows for FREE! The only thing extra is rides which were closed anyway. The cafe is also very reasonably priced but you can bring a picnic if...More

Thank Victoria V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After going to a zoon wuite close to here and being upset with the state on the animals, Knowsley Safari Park was refreshingly lovely. It's great day and a great drive round. The maps are fab to help you with which animals to look out...More

Thank Tracie&Steve
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20 November 2017|
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Response from D1xxx | Reviewed this property |
i am going on 25th Nov and it is only £15 per car (up to 7 people) wear winter clothes and take a brolly, but i'm sure you will have a fab day :)
Roseanna F
21 October 2017|
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You can drive through the park as many times as possible. Not sure about the bus but if you do not want to drive through them thee is a bye pass route which goes along the side of the enclosure so you can see a lot of them... More
Leigh S
14 August 2017|
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Response from andy b | Reviewed this property |
Roughly 10 rides but unlimited access, a 12 year old might find them a bit boring