1. North West
  2. Merseyside
  3. Prescot

About Knowsley Safari

Is exploring a Safari on your holiday wish list? But perhaps you can’t quite stretch to it this year? If so, then visit Knowsley Safari Park, right here in the UK! It's the next best thing and the place to see loads of animal species that will wow and amaze you. From riding the Baboon bus and seeing baboons to camels, white rhinos and Siberian tigers

Safari Drive

This fabulous safari drive is 5 miles – the longest in the UK – where you can spot cheeky baboons and marvel at the magnificent lion pride! In the 550 acres of land, you'll be able to spot animals from all over the world on this car-friendly route. All in environments that are as close to their natural habitats as can be. Every time you go around, it'll be different because animals don't sit still, do they? And with many different zones to experience, it'll be one of your wildest dreams. Be amazed as lions roam around your car as you enter the lion enclosure, gaze at rhinos, forest wildebeest, camels, and much more!

If you're feeling a little cheeky, hop on the Baboon Bus! Lasting between 1-2 hours, you'll be taken as close as ever to some really wild animal enclosures. And with ladders and nets kitted out on the bus, it makes it easier than ever for the boisterous baboons in the baboon enclosure to get up to some mischief as they swing around, while you're in the van!

The only question left is are you ready to meet some cheeky monkeys and bold baboons in the Monkey Enclosure and Baboon House?

On Foot Safari

Experience something new and find exotic animals, with a safari on foot! Pull up your socks and hit the foot trails, there's so much to explore and plenty of animals to discover!

You'll have the time of your lives as you discover sea lion animal displays and mischievous meerkats, crane your necks to look at giraffes and an amazing Amur tiger trail! The Tiger Trail is Russian-themed and is home to Sinda and Miron, two beautiful Siberian tigers. And if you find the pond spot, you may even come nose-to-nose with Sinda and Bira (there's glass between, of course). Or catch them splashing about in the water.

Then you can explore the woodland walk on the Wild Trail or take the family out on Mizzy Lake for a bit of relaxing rowing. Don't worry Knowsley Safari's on-foot safari takes you on a safe route, so you can have an amazing experience while on a walking route around animal enclosures! And you can go around a couple of times because each walk around will be different as the animals go about their day.

DOWTK Recommendation: Keep an eye out for the cutest family of South American Bush Dogs. They are adorable!

Amusement Rides

Safari isn't just all they're known for, they have fun-tastic fairground rides and attractions too! With over 12 rides to discover, your little monkeys will have lots to do. Like the Mini Pirate Ship, Honey Pots, Swing Chairs or the Rattlesnake!

Food & Drink

There are plenty of places to refuel after a wild family day out. You can choose to dine at the outdoor food court for some loaded fries, and delicious pizzas, and you can even build your own dessert!

Maybe you fancy something different? There's the Oasis Restaurant where you can dine on delis, chill con carne, penne bolognese, rosemary focaccia and even fish and chips!

If the sun is shining, eat out at the outdoor grill! With a selection of locally sourced meat like burgers, sausages, pork and beef bratwurst, hamburgers and more! And there are lots of refreshments available like coffee, tea, cold drinks and sweet treats too.

Gift Shop

The exploring is not over yet! Knowsley Park's gift shop is full of gifts that any animal lover would enjoy! You'll find cute animal teddies, t-shirts, safari-themed toys and more. 

You are in for a brilliant time at Knowsley Safari Park. Experience animal magic firsthand, with their beautiful array of animals. Learn all about Knowsley's conversation projects and get stuck in with a range of animal encounter experiences.

Head on over to Knowsley Safari Park and unleash your wild side.  

- Amazing animal encounter experiences and adoptions

- Huge collection of animals 

- Learn about animal welfare and conservation projects

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Baboon Bus

Hop on the Baboon Bus and be taken around some really wild animal enclosures. The bus is kitted out with ladders and nets making it easier than ever for the baboons to get up to some mischief as they swing around you.

Fairground Rides

There are over 12 rides to discover like the Mini Pirate Ship, Honey Pots, Swing Chairs or the Rattlesnake.

On Foot Safari

Experience something new and find exotic animals, with a safari on foot! Get up close and personal to some of the wildest enclosures as you hit up the foot trails. There's so much to explore and plenty of animals to discover!

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  • WHEELCHAIR_FRIENDLY iconWheelchair Friendly
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Opening Times

Regular Times
  • Monday, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Friday, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday, 10:00 - 17:00

The Safari Drive-Through is open from Monday to Sunday: 10 am - 3:30 pm.

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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
  • Child (0-3) : Free

General Admission
Adults (16+): £22.50 - £25.00
Kids (3+): £19.50 - £22.50

Kids (0-3) - £0.00
Seniors (60+): £19.50 - £22.50
Family from £59.00

There is a range of membership options too! Please see their website for more details.

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Yes, there is parking.

There is onsite parking available with plenty of blue badge spaces.

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Contact Details

Knowsley Safari Park
Knowsley Park
L34 4AN

Tel: 0151 430 9009

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Transport Information

Travelling by Train:

Prescot train station is only a few minutes from Knowsley Safari in a taxi. You can also walk and it takes less than 30 minutes to get to the safari park. Trains arrive at Prescot Station from Liverpool Lime Street every 30 minutes.

Travelling by Bus:

Arrive at Prescot Bus Station for a short walk or taxi ride to Knowsley Safari.

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