Day at the Zoo – Longleat Safari Park

Longleat Safari Park, Wiltshire

Back in April 2017 I visited the lovely Longleat Safari Park situated near Warminster, Wiltshire. I had visited the Park before, but many years ago when I was a lot younger. So it was nice to appreciate the additional animals, the safari ride and the various interactive activities the whole park had to offer.

The safari park offers a wide range of animals which you can see and also feed at set times through your day at the park.

Longleat comprises of three main elements;

The Safari Drive Through (don’t take your car in if you don’t want it to get ruined)

The Main Square (where all the non safari animals can be found)

Longleat House and Gardens

Longleat House at Longleat Safari Park

Whilst at Longleat we were able to take part in some of the animal feeding which I loved! Being a zoo and animal lover I was in my element! As I am sure some of you will know the feeling 🙂

Feeding Times at Longleat

Giraffe: Safari Park

Time: 10:30am (May to September)

Sea Lions: Jungle Cruise

Time: All Day

Rainbow Lorikeets: Monkey Temple

Time: All Day

Deer Feeding: Safari Park

Time: All Day

Whilst at Longleat we decided to do the Safari Park in my partners car. You then follow the road through numerous animal enclosures including; the Giraffes, Deer, Camels, Flamingos, Lions, Monkeys and Rhinos. You can opt out of driving through the Monkeys by using the bypass lane (but we took the plunge!)

Monkey enclosure Longleat Safari Park

This little fella fancied a ride on our car, he just sat there the whole drive… lucky for us! As you can see in the image below some cars weren’t so lucky… Also some drivers weren’t very animal friendly and would turn on their windscreen wipers to deter the monkeys… which as you can imagine made them even more ANGRY!

After the Safari Drive we headed to the main park which we could explore at our own pace, there’s a Costa Coffee located where you park if you fancy a bite to eat, or you can explore the eateries and shops inside Longleat. We saw numerous animals which included a range of birds, ‘household pets’, meerkats, sea lions, gorillas and my favourite… the penguins. It was amazing you could walk around the penguin enclosure and really get up close to the penguins (I am definitely going back to visit them, hopefully soon!)

Penguins Longleat Safari Park


Longleat are pronound for their special events, these are fun for all the family and give you the chance to experience Longleat at different times of the year. The events include:

• Predators

• The Longleat Food & Drink Festival

• Glow in the Park

• Sky Safari (hot air balloons)

• Fantastic Fireworks

• The Festival of Light

All the seasonal and exclusive events can be found on the  Longleat Website where you can also purchase your tickets, you can save up to 15% on your online tickets.

If you are ever in the Wiltshire area, I’d highly recommend a visit to Longleat Safari Park, it’s even voted UK’s No1 Safari Park!!


Adults : Online £29.70 Gate: £34.95

Children: Online £22.27 Gate: £26.20

Senior (60+) Online: £26.73 Gate: £31.45

Under 3’s FREE

(Please note prices may vary)

Are you a zoo or animal lover? Which Zoo is your favourite?

Or do you fancy a weekend down by the seaside?





  1. Sarah
    May 5, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    What a lovely post! I’m a big zoo and animal lover, I quite often visit Woburn Safari and love it there! Have you ever been?

  2. tylerbelle
    May 11, 2018 / 4:43 am

    Oh my goodness ?? I absolutely adore all types of wildlife. In Manitoba, we have a zoo that my husband and I visit multiple times a year with the kids. However, it’s very limited with the variety of animals. We don’t really have any exotic animals. We plan on taking a road trip one day to the Calgary zoo or another zoo to show the children more variety. I would love to see a giraffe in person ? this post had me hooked from the start! It’s definitely on my bucket list now. Thanks for sharing!

  3. May 11, 2018 / 9:53 pm

    This is a great post I’ve been saying for ages I want to go to the zoo I love going to see all the animals! This sounds like a great park with plenty to see! Love how you’ve included the times for everything too, I’d love to see the giraffe feeding!

    Jess //

  4. May 23, 2018 / 3:32 pm

    I love this post! I’ve always wanted to go to Longleat (it’s definitely on my bucket list!) xx

    • lifeofemmax
      May 23, 2018 / 6:26 pm

      I hope you manage to get to Longleat at some point ? it’s a lovely place xx

      • May 24, 2018 / 2:27 pm

        I hope so too! 🙂 x

  5. Kim
    October 12, 2018 / 7:52 pm

    I’m a big penguin lover and really enjoy the penguin walk through at Longleat. It’s one of my favourite safari parks – those monkeys can be evil lol.

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