Are you ready for an adventure, one that spans continents, species and millions of years? West Midland Safari Park has just the thing all wrapped up and raring to go! Interact with beautiful animals from nocturnal monkeys to African lions, there are many surreal animal encounters to experience. Grab your ride wristbands, find your favourite animal and most of all have an amazing experience!
West Midland Safari Park's Animal Attractions
There are loads of animals to see here, and you'll have lots of opportunities to discover new animals and take some brilliant photos! Explore the African walk-through area and spot African elephants in an elephant valley, the magnificent lions, crane your necks to gaze at the elegant giraffes, and observe the impressive rhino as it grazes in its new environment! Discover the Red Panda Retreat and its new facility. With new trees, climbing structures, nesting boxes and much more. These red pandas also have 24-hour access to their indoor enclosure too! They're more active during the early morning and evening (which is the perfect time for picture opportunities!).
But there's more to the Safari Park than mammals, you can also enjoy some indoor exhibits like Creepy Crawlies or an outdoor excursion like the African Village Wildlife enclosure. There is something for everyone at West Midland Safari Park, so you're sure to have the perfect family day out.
Looking for something more special? You can also experience some VIP treatment and a VIP safari! From a minibus-guided Safari tour bus, a white lion cage feed, to a lemur & meerkat keeper for a day and plenty more! With the helpful staff on hand, you're sure to have a lovely time, as you spend time with playful lemurs and feed giraffes with boxes of food!
Do you have a warm place in your heart for all creatures nocturnal? In the dark, damp depths of the Twilight Cave families can uncover amazing animals like Rodrigues fruit bats and Seba's short-tailed bats. Did you see that?! The douroucouli (night monkey) just went by!
West Midland Safari Park's Rides & Attractions
Load up your car with boxes of animal food and head to the Drive-Through Safari! Weave through animal enclosures spotting magnificent creatures like the Southern white rhino or the elegant giraffe in your safari cars. Get up close to other exotic animals like the groovy zebras, prized Ankole cattle, Congo buffalos, the swamp-loving red lechwe and the eland - the largest of all antelope species. Explore the Wild Asia area with Indian rhinos, the Borderlands where you can spot the Bactrian camels and of course, the magnificent elephants. It's a safari drive like no other!
There is a huge list of rides that you and your family can enjoy. From the Congo Carousel, and The Desert Convoy to bigger thrills like the spinning Black Fly and the new virtual reality ride or keep it classic with minibus safari tours! Travel back in time 2.4 million years ago as you visit the Ice Age, or go back even further to the Land of Living Dinosaurs, and discover some prehistoric creatures. If you have kids that love dinosaurs, a trip to this exhibit makes for a dino-mite birthday...
After a run around their Adventure Theme Park - which boasts some stomach-dropping roller coasters - journey deep into the plains of Africa to count the stripes on a zebra, watch as white rhinos play or guess how many lazy lions are eyeing you up for their supper! Just don’t miss the fantastic opportunity to see the adorable red panda, Mei Lin too.
From here set out on the all-weather Discovery Trail. It features daily Sea Lion theatre shows, a rainbow of feathers at Lorikeet Landing and a healthy dose of the heebie-jeebies at Reptile World. Spot green anacondas and more exotic reptiles. That is before you find yourself lost in the Land of the Living Dinosaurs - the UK’s largest animatronic dinosaur attraction. Enjoy daily talks at multiple animal enclosures around the park like Penguin Cove or daily Lemur talks! Observe the fascinating Humboldt penguins as they emerge from the water to “chill” on their beach. Attend public talks and learn about each unique creature at the park.
West Midland Safari Park Lodges
Did you know you can stay in a variety of animal lodges where you can observe them from your own bed?! You can choose from either the elephant, tiger, giraffe, red panda, cheetah or rhino lodges. You'll receive an intimate observation of these magnificent animals as you stay in a luxury lodge.
Did you know West Midland Safari Park hosts a dazzling series of events throughout the year? Add some magic to the winter months at the Lantern Festival and the Santa Safari. Have you been good little boys and girls this year? Have a ghoul of a time in the Spooky Spooktacular Perils of the Pumpkin Patch during the October months. It's a haven for all things Halloween! In the spring and summer months, families can expect an amazing time at multiple events like the Dino Weekend as well as Safari Summer Clubs - great for the Summer holidays!
Food & Drink
Sink your teeth and claws into a mouth-watering burger at Burger & Co. This African-themed restaurant is sure to satisfy the taste buds of all weary travellers and safari rangers. Choose from a wide range of family favourites from the 6oz Burger, Grilled Chicken Sandwich and Chicken and mango Salad. Little Burgers, half cuts and snacks for children, so it's perfect for the whole family!
Whether you are a carnivore or herbivore you'll love the light bites and meals served in the Dino Diner. Much away in an immersive paradise! Watch out for the pterodactyl, he's got his eyes on your delicious dessert...
Families can also dine out at other amazing venues onsite like the Lost City Food Court. Here you'll find the famous 'chicken & pizza' eatery that serves the best Chicago Town pizzas. Head to the Sweet Shop for Pick n Mix or make the tough decision to pick between a pancake or a waffle - the pressure is on... enjoy sugary doughnuts, pancake sundaes, milkshakes and more!
With so many food outlets and refreshment kiosks dotted around the park, you can quench your immediate appetites. And of course, you can also bring your own food as there are lots of picnic areas and picnic benches for you to relax at.
Parking For Visitors
There is free parking for visitors arriving by car, coach or minibus to West Midland Safari Park. If you are using a Sat Nav to get here, the best postcode to use is DY12 1LF.
If you are travelling from Birmingham, take the main Hagley Road to the Quinton Expressway A456 through Hagley and Blakedown following Safari Park signs through Kidderminster to Bewdley.
Travelling from Wolverhampton? Take the A449 to Kidderminster. Take the A456 to Bewdley. From the North: Take the M6 South, leave on exit 8 and join the M5. Take the M5 to exit 3 and follow the A456 through Kidderminster to Bewdley.
If you are travelling via public transport you should check your local bus services and nearby train lines. There are bus stops directly outside of the safari park. The best buses to get are the 125 (from Stourbridge), 3 (Kidderminster) & 52 (Redditch. For more information check Moovit.
It's no wonder why West Midlands Safari Park is one of the best family attractions around! See your favourite animals and drive in a safari car.
- Daring four-mile Safari drive-through and daily hands-on animal encounters!
- Land of the Living Dinosaurs experience
- An Adventure Theme Park