Safari Parks UK

Girl watching elephants at safari park

Walk on the wild side and head off on an authentic African safari! Luckily, you don’t necessarily have to travel to Africa to experience that, as it is a lot closer to home with one of the amazing safari parks right here in the UK! We’ve rounded up the best places in the UK to see popular safari sights, including lions, tigers, rhinos and giraffes where you can take your own family car on its wildest adventure yet!

The Best Safari Parks in the UK

Knowsley Safari Park

At Knowsley Safari Park you can enjoy a 550 acre drive-through safari – yep, you’re in for a real treat! Split into different zones, you’ll be able to see the animals as close to their natural habitats as possible. Drive past a pride of lions, as they roam around the cars, and see rhinos, wildebeest and forest buffalo! But that’s not all, you can also see camels, nilgai, kiang and bison too! Covering a whopping five miles, it’s been dubbed the UK’s longest safari drive! Don’t forget the best bit – you can go around as many times as you like!

On weekends and throughout the school holidays, there’s also the Baboon Bus which is ready and waiting to take you on safari. Perfect for seeing the baboons without risking your own car, plus all the other animals too, you’ll need to ring on the morning of your visit to book your seats.

Info & Pricing

  • Location Knowsley Safari. Prescot. Merseyside. L34 4AN
  • Price Child (under 3) free. Child (3-15) from £12.00 and Adult from £12.00

West Midland Safari Park

West Midland Safari Park is our most-searched safari on the site, allowing visitors to come face to face with some of the fastest, tallest and cutest animals around. Spot magnificent animals like Indian rhinos and giraffes in African Plains, before driving into Wild Asia to see buffalo, blackbuck and deer. Then it’s time to see some of the world’s greatest hunters, including lions and tigers, before heading to Elephant Valley and finishing off with a trip to the red panda retreat and see Mei Lin, a young red panda!

Back in the walk-through area, you’ll find even more of your favourite animals to explore in the African Village, as well as the UK’s largest animatronic dinosaur attraction. Plus, there’s a calendar of seasonal special events too- resulting in a roarsome day out from start to finish!   resulting in a roarsome day out from start to finish!

Info & Pricing

  • LocationSpring Grove. Bewdley. Worcestershire. DY12 1LF
  • Price Child (under 3) free. Child (3-15) £20.00 and Adult (16-64) £25.00

Woburn Safari Park

There’s plenty of bang for your buck at Woburn Safari Park, with two safaris included in your ticket price. Start by taking a wild drive and adventure by car, seeing a range of animals including African lions, rhinos, tigers and even American black bears! You can even repeat the circuit as many times as you’d like – lasting about 60-90 minutes each time.

After parking up, it’s time to start your next adventure, with an on-foot safari! Starting with meerkats in Desert Springs, and finishing with some popular farmyard friends, expect to see Asian elephants, sea lions, penguins, lemurs and more along the way too.

A safari park that offers all kinds of experiences – in the car and off-road! It’s a road trip worth going on! Grab your day ticket now!

Info & Pricing

  • Location Woburn Park. Milton Keynes. Buckinghamshire. MK17 9QN
  • Price Child (3-15) £20.99 and Adult (16+) £28.99

Longleat Safari and Adventure Park

Let your car earn its safari stripes at the longest-established safari park in the UK, as you experience Longleat Safari Park’s famous safari drive-through. Wind up your windows and keep your snacks out of sight, as you go on your very own tour, from Tiger Territory to the Big Game Park, don’t miss the aptly named Monkey Mayhem, where cheeky macaques will make themselves at home on your car roof.

If you’d rather get right in the middle of the wilderness, then step out of the car and into the walking safari, in the East African Reserve. See animals like the zebras, giraffes, wildebeest, ostriches and the world’s largest birds. There are so many more animals to see too, you can make a whole day out with a safari trip!

Info & Pricing

  • Location Longleat. Warminster. Wiltshire. BA12 7NW
  • Price Child (2 and under) free. Child (3-15) £26.20 and Adult (16+) £34.95

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park

Visit the home of the UK’s original and authentic safari experience at Port Lympne wildlife park, where you can experience a taste of savannah life, right here in Kent. Over 88 species and 700 animals roam across the incredible 600 acres, and the opportunity to hop onboard a safari truck and get right to the heart of the action is included within your ticket.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then a range of unique safari experiences can be booked for an additional cost. Come face to face with one of Africa’s ‘big five’, including the black rhino or Rothschild giraffe. With incredible accommodation options too, it’s a must for animal lovers.

Info & Pricing

  • Location Aldington Road. Lympne. Hythe. Kent. CT21 4PD
  • Price Child (under 3) free. Child (3-15) £26.00 and Adult £29.00

Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park

Explore four wildlife reserves with Scotland’s only drive-through safari park: Blair Drummond Safari Park. See if you can spot animals such as rhinos, zebras, lions, camels and more, as you wind your way through the reserve.

Don’t forget to swap your safari car for the park’s boat tour, as you take to the water to explore Chimp Island. Watch the cheeky chimpanzees as they scale the climbing frame and explore the undergrowth – it’s a different kind of safari experience!

Info & Pricing

  • Location Blair Drummond. Stirling. Stirling and Falkirk. FK9 4UR
  • Price Child (under 3) free. Child (3-15) £14.00 and Adult £18.50

Manor Wildlife Park

Travel to Wale’s only walking safari – a truly unique experience that will leave you wanting more!

At Manor Wildlife Park Take a trip to the wild side as you walk through the Wallaby’s habitat. You can sit and stroll among the Bennets and Parma Wallabies and watch their young joeys hop around. Get up close and personal with them as you stroke them too – they’re friendly! A relaxed and fulfilling safari park experience that all will enjoy.

Info & Pricing

  • Location St Florence. Pembrokeshire. Tenby. Pembrokeshire. SA70 8R
  • Price Child (2-16) £15.95 and Adult (17-64) £17.95

Now we’ve introduced you to all the best safari parks in the UK, it’s time for you to connect with your wild side and take a trip to meet the most amazing animals around! Whether it’s a pride of lions, a group of elegant elephants or the small wallabies. They’re waiting for you!

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