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Knowsley Safari

Experience the North West's wildest day out with a trip to a family-favourite

Kick off the day with a tour of the 550 acre Safari Drive and get acquainted with over 700 wild animals, from baboons to camels, wildebeest to tigers, all from the comfort of a vehicle.

The drive through lion enclosure is a real highlight of the safari drive while for many visitors the baboons are the stars of the show. Whether up close, on the Baboon Bus or by taking the car friendly route, visitors will get a great view of the monkey madness; the boisterous baboons that have become Knowsley's trademark. 

An all day destination, and the fun doesn't end with the Safari Drive at Knowsley. On the Walkaround Area, guests can take a walk on the dark side through the Bat Forest - a 5* home from home for 100 Egyptian fruit bats, or marvel at the birds of prey. The 'beak to face' Birds of Prey Experience includes vulture feeding, flying displays, bird handling and even the chance to see a baby bird hatch. Anything could happen as they swoop and dive just inches above visitors heads.

What's more guests can get up close and personal at the Giraffe Tower and the Elephant Platform, watch the sea lions splash about in our sea lion show, get acquainted with the family of meerkats, or bravely venture into the Bug House.

As well as the exotic animals who make Knowsley their home, at the park visitors can also see an array of native British wildlife. Ten species of waterfowl nest around the park's Mizzy Lake; kestrels and buzzards can be spotted in the woodland and with patience brown hares, stoats, weasels and squirrels can also be spotted.

As well as all the amazing animals we also have amusement rides and play areas to keep the little ones entertained all day long.

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