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First opening in 1971, Knowsley Safari Park has been one of the best days out in the North West for decades. With 550 acres to explore, the number of activities and things to see here come rain or shine makes this safari park one of the best family attractions in Liverpool.
Get acquainted with the animals in the five-mile Safari Drive, the longest UK safari drive. The different areas are designed to be as close to the animal's natural habitat as possible, so it will feel like you're driving through the savannah with your family. It takes approximately one hour to make one round trip; however, you can drive around for as long as you like. Follow the route on the map to spot impressive creatures from all over the world such as rhinos, lions, gazelles, camels and more.
The Safari Drive is an entirely safe experience; however, there is a chance that animals like baboons can jump on your car while you're making your way through. If you have any concerns, you can avoid this area, or you can book a seat on the Baboon Bus. Take a tour in the monkey-proof bus for a safe and fun journey through the Safari Drive.
If you fancy a slower-paced journey through the wild, take your time exploring the Foot Trail. Here you can take your time looking at animals as well as checking out the displays with unique educational features. Clap your hands for the sea lions in their special area, prowl around with the tigers on the Amur Tiger trail and feed the vultures at the birds of prey in the Flight of the Talons exhibition. Check the schedule for some unmissable keeper talks and feedings to make some great memories and learn about the wonders of nature.
As well as the magnificent animals, Knowsley Park is home to some entertaining amusement rides for kids. From carousels to a pirate ship, jungle dodgems and more there is so much fun to be had by all the family. Wristbands are available to purchase at a small price so visitors can have an unlimited amount of fun on the rides.
To further the experience, why not book your child a place in the Kids Club? There are lots of different kinds of courses available to choose from that suit different ages. The key choice for older kids would be the Knowsley Academy weekend for teenagers who have a serious passion for animals and zoology. It is a great opportunity to meet the keepers, learn about what it takes to care for different animals and see the behind the scenes actions that keep the Park running.
For a chance to truly get up close to the animals, take advantage of the Animal Experience programme. This service allows you to spend some time with specific animals like lions, rhinos and tigers. This package includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the enclosure, an opportunity to talk with the keepers and ask any questions and depending on what animal you choose you may even get an opportunity to prepare food and feed them. This is an unforgettable experience for any kids aged 8+.
For the truly adventurous, there is an option to book a VIP guided tour around the Safari Drive. Choose from one of three kinds of tours to get a well-rounded view of the safari as well as some insider information from a knowledgeable guide.
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