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Knowsley Safari Park

#1 of 11 things to do in Prescot Features Animals
A58, Prescot, Knowsley L34 4AN, England
+44 151 430 9009
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For the price... No

Luckily it was a lovely sunny day, 2 children and 2 Adults was £67!!! The first few "drive through... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Manchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Fun day out

Went online and got 20% off tickets. Was easy to find and all staff were very pleasant.Saw a lady... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Liverpool, 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.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
A58, Prescot, Knowsley L34 4AN, England
+44 151 430 9009
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Luckily it was a lovely sunny day, 2 children and 2 Adults was £67!!! The first few "drive through" bits we're just dears, then we got something new, yay.... oh goats! There weren't many animals. The Lions are what we were looking forward to the...More

Thank 216aimeem
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went online and got 20% off tickets. Was easy to find and all staff were very pleasant.Saw a lady taping down wipers so we did the same Big mistake the tape was going to be removed no matter what.We had the baboon sit on the...More

Thank _donnajope
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited here a few weeks ago and a unit of 6, 2 adults 4 kids. I have to say we were severely disappointed by the whole place. We travelled quite far and expected to be spending more time in the attraction itself. However, there are...More

Thank Christine K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here for the first time in years & it's improved so much! I loved it anyway but there's so much more to do and it's expanded a lot more now! The different displays such as the birds of prey and sea lions are something...More

Thank Jemizcle
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Decided to go last minute and i was pleasantly surprised to find i could still book online tickets for the same day. We all really enjoyed the ride around the park and were able to see all the animals! The sea lion show was brilliant...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came here during the week, my Daughter and 2 granddaughters. It was very cheap off season and a weekday about £20 for the car full. We drove around it twice and I especially enjoyed the thrill of having a lioness stare through the window,...More

Thank bluescafe2015
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Travelled here with my boyfriend last week and what can I say what an amazing day out it was!! As soon as we arrived we was greeted by a cheerful and polite young lady who gave us a guide book for an extra £2, a...More

Thank shanlouiserimmer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a huge build up to visiting Knowsley safari park - everyone really looking forward to it - but what a huge disappointment!!! Firstly I did not think it was good value £52 for 2 adults and one child - in view of what we...More

Thank snappyo7
Knowsley S, Manager at Knowsley Safari Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review and I apologise that you did not enjoy your visit and I believe I have responded to your email already and that you left the park at 11:45am. I hope you will appreciate that the day of your visit was...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely love this place. Close to our home and easy to get to. About an hour drive around the safari and loads of animals to see. You can even get out and go and see the elephants and girraffes at the end in their enclosure....More

Thank Lolcritch2004
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't express how much of a great day my family and I had today! There are so many animals on the the safari and they come so close . At one point some camels came right up and looked in the windows and the...More

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19 July 2017|
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Response from crazyhorse6 | Reviewed this property |
No not at all you can go on the Baboon Bus in fact I would highly reccomend it it's a great experience you get a running commentary of the animals by Nick the driver. The baboon enclosure is the best they climb all over the... More
17 July 2017|
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Response from Loujay G | Reviewed this property |
No, you cannot access the main part. They do have a bus thing I believe. You should check their website
19 May 2017|
Response from Suzi1211 | Reviewed this property |
I showed my letter and attended for free as I'm a carer