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
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!)
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!)
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:
• The Longleat Food & Drink Festival
• Glow in the Park
• Sky Safari (hot air balloons)
• Fantastic Fireworks
• The Festival of Light
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?