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Knowsley Safari

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A58, Prescot, Knowsley L34 4AN, England
+44 151 430 9009
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Great afternoon out

Great afternoon out, £15 per car great value, even for 2, saw alot of animals, ventured into the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mayo, Ireland
via mobile
Worth every penny!!

We went on a winter offer £15 fill your car! We had the best day out! Loved all the animals and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Felicity D
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sealion show” (208 reviews)
“baboon enclosure” (170 reviews)
“many times” (160 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
A58, Prescot, Knowsley L34 4AN, England
+44 151 430 9009
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great afternoon out, £15 per car great value, even for 2, saw alot of animals, ventured into the baboon area, no damage done to our car but there was to other cars so enter at your own risk. Got to see the Sea Lion show...More

Thank DeeNMayo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on a winter offer £15 fill your car! We had the best day out! Loved all the animals and even ventured into the monkeys and was lucky enough not to get the car wrecked! Would recommend to anyone with young or older children...More

1  Thank Felicity D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went for the Winter special offer £15.00 per car excellent value for money Family day out we toughly enjoyed the visit and would recommend it

Thank teejay11
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just £15 per car is a fab winter deal for this park. Everyone really enjoyed the visit. The sea lion show and the giraffes were favourites of the day. Spent hours here. Avoid the baboons tho. They really do pull everything off your car that...More

Thank Debra T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unlike so many attractions this isn’t a money grabbing affair! £15 per car and you can enjoy the shows for FREE! The only thing extra is rides which were closed anyway. The cafe is also very reasonably priced but you can bring a picnic if...More

Thank Victoria V
Reviewed 1 week ago

After going to a zoon wuite close to here and being upset with the state on the animals, Knowsley Safari Park was refreshingly lovely. It's great day and a great drive round. The maps are fab to help you with which animals to look out...More

Thank Tracie&Steve
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son has been wanting to go to the safari park for so long to see the monkeys sitting on the cars and the visit didn’t disappoint. We came in October at half term (although dont think it was half term for the northern children...More

Thank Sara F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit. Lots for all ages to see and do. Park is kept very clean. Queues for food hall were very long but that's to be expected during school holidays (possibly management could look in to a better system for peak times)

Thank kate s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently visited Knowsley Safari Park for a family day out, what a great little place. Lots to do for children and value for money. Drive around the safari park as much as you like. The animals come up close to your car, which is an...More

Thank mattyboyBlackpool
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great day out visiting Knowsley Safari Park. Getting there is easy. They had an offer on for half price tickets for kids and there were Halloween activities on where you felt inside pumpkins and looked at different skulls and could carve a...More

Thank Hazel M
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Roseanna F
22 October 2017|
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You can drive through the park as many times as possible. Not sure about the bus but if you do not want to drive through them thee is a bye pass route which goes along the side of the enclosure so you can see a lot of them... More
Leigh S
15 August 2017|
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Response from andy b | Reviewed this property |
Roughly 10 rides but unlimited access, a 12 year old might find them a bit boring
29 July 2017|
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Response from Ana R | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is plenty of parking for visitors.