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“A great day out but needs a little work”

West Midland Safari and Leisure Park
Ranked #4 of 18 things to do in Bewdley
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Join us for the perfect family day out... Take the 4-mile Drive-Through Safari and come face to face with some of the fastest, tallest & cutest animals around. Stick your tongue out at the majestic giraffes... Feed the cheeky ankole cattle... See the stunning Sumatran tigers... And whistle at a pack of dhole. Have a wander around the Discovery Trail with Mark O'Shea's Reptile World, Twilight Cave, Creepy Crawlies, SeaQuarium, Lorikeet Landing, Sea Lion Theatre and Penguin Cove with its underwater viewing area. Don't miss our small exotic animals in our hands-on animal encounters, the sea lion show, the reptile talks or the penguin feeds. Go back in time & discover life-sized prehistoric creatures in Land of the Living Dinosaurs! Visit African Village to see the cheeky meerkats & friendly African sheep & goats. Keep an eye out for our playful ring-tailed lemurs, white-fronted brown lemurs, and fluffy red-bellied lemurs in Lemur Woods, the largest walk-through lemur wood in the UK.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Firstly, the Safari!

We arrived at opening time, only to find that 3 other people had beaten us to it! We were quickly served by a friendly, polite and professional member of staff who help us with directing our inquiries.

After being served we moved on and followed the directions on the road, which splits one lane leads to the self-drive Safari and the other to the extensive car park (There are a large number of disabled parking spaces available, and you do have to show your Blue badge to access this area).

Once we unpacked, we made our way to the meeting point (as we had pre booked a guided tour to save our car from any possible animal damage).

We met the tour guide, a very friendly and knowledgeable man who helped our disabled family members onto the bus and showed me where we can store our wheel chairs.

After the safety briefing we were on our way, the guide showed us round the safari area introducing us to all the animals, many by name and telling us about their individual characteristics and in some cases quirkiness, as well as the different safety and security precautions the park has for the different areas.

Our guide was responsive to all the questions asked displaying a great knowledge of the various animals as well as stopping the bus when asked to allow the more photo minded to take many pictures.

The tour lasted just over an hour and was one of the best UK safaris we have ever been on!

Now onto the Leisure Park!

This is where it needs a little work, as the layout is a little higgledy piggledy with no real layout plan. Also, some of the older rides are very warn, mainly Dr Umboto's Catacombs Ghost Train Ride and the Dodgems! As well as some of the models in the Dino section looked a well-used.

They do offer an exit pass system to help disabled guests, this is a coloured arm band with a sticker to show that a rider has a disability and who is their accompanying carer.

The nice thing about this is that the arm band is the same as all other rider’s arm bands, but the sticker is unique to disabled riders and their carer(s) which makes it much more subtle. When we visited we found that this system worked well.

The food offerings were the typical park offerings such as hot dogs, burgers, chips, pizza, waffles and ice cream, sweets and chocolate, vegetarian and gluten free options are available.

There are toilets located conveniently throughout the park which are fairly clean, however, some of the disabled facilities are small and narrow.

Overall we had an enjoyable day at the West Midland Safari & Leisure Park and while it is a little bit too far for us to travel for a day trip (over 6 hours driving time) it is well worth a return visit in the future.

1  Thank Foxtrot426
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived at 11.30. There were 2 gates open but as the queues were building they promptly opened another. Payment was quick and we were thrilled to learn we were entitled to a free return trip! It cost £67 for 3 of us. We could have saved 25% had we booked online. However, I thought this represents great value for money. We took our time to drive around the safari. The animals were very interactive. The lions were especially active & vocal. We fed deer & camels. Following the safari we took a walk around the zoo area, saw the penguin & hippo feeds & the sea lion show which lasted 20 mins in a seated enclosure. The staff were enthusiastic and put on a great show. The lemurs were great fun. There were no signs to say don't touch them so we stroked a few then to be told by staff we shouldn't...ooops! Lots of food/ drink places £2.25 for chips which is reasonable. I also liked the fact you pay for a wristband for the rides separately. We don't do rides so we're very happy with this. The ice age exhibition was great. Really informative and good to look at fossils as well as the animated dinosaurs. Toilet areas were very clean and lots of hand cleaning stations with warm water. Overall a great day out for all ages. We will definitely visit again.

1  Thank MidwifeJojo
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic day out, from 9.30am until 6pm. Would advise paying the extra £5 per head to book a mini bus tour through the safari. It is close on 1.5 hours long and very much worth it. There is lots to see on the safari, white tigers, Sumatran tigers, lions, white lions to name a few. Then into the actual park, dinosaur land and ice age are stunning, and brilliantly laid out, then there is hippo lake as well. The theme park side is not chalked full of white knuckle rides but there is a good mix of rides, log flume and Rapids are both good. Sea lion show is not the best I have seen but all in all a fantastic place to spend a day

Thank CLOIL2012
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I took my 18 month old grandson to visit the Safari Park. We arrived early and spent 2 hours driving round the park. It was excellent and I was very impressed with the animals that live there. My grandson has a large list of new words including.....animals and phnt.....which is elephant! We took our own food which saved money. We both thoroughly enjoyed the day and will be back for the free trip before it expires in November. Thank you.

2  Thank debchrisa
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We had a really great day. All of the animals were out and looking happy on the safari drive. It was a bit wet but they didn’t care and neither did we. We enjoyed the lorikeets, sea lion show, bats, and all of the rides. Boj Park is particularly great for younger children under 8. We had a really fab day and cannot wait to return with our free tickets to do all of the things we couldn’t fit in!

Thank ClareBear12324
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