WATCH: You can do all this & more on a day out at Knowsley Safari
More than 750 animals from around the globe call Knowsley Safari home and with a 5 mile drive safari, trails, playparks, restaurants and activities, Knowsley Safari offers a really wild day out with something for everyone.
Something to check out this Spring, Knowsley Safari has created a Safari Guide Book App. Free to download, the app uses GPS to bring the safari route to life with fascinating facts and games to play while you keep look out for the likes of lions, wolves, monkeys and more.
Watch above as our Jay meets the White Rhino crash at Knowsley Safari.
You don’t even need a car to see the animals at Knowsley Safari. Every weekend and throughout the school holidays you can book a seat on the Baboon Bus and lets someone else do the driving! Alongside the famous safari drive there’s also walking trails, animals talks, displays and plenty of places to tuck into a healthy, hearty meal or snack. So what are you waiting for?
Here’s 8 things you can do on a day out at Knowsley Safari…
1 – The Rhino Experience
Knowsley Safari has recently welcomed two brand new girls to its ‘crash’ of White Rhino, making the largest in the UK. While you can see the whole group from your very own car on the safari drive, you can also book a Rhino Experience where Safari Keepers help you get up close to learn more about their habitat, breeding and see just how social and friendly these magnificent animals are. Find out more here.
2 – Knowsley Safari App
The Knowsley Safari guide book has had a digital make over and now comes to life during your trip with a new app. Free to download the Safari App uses GPS to give you fun facts and games while you explore the different habitats and trails. Download it on Android hereand Apple here.
3 – Tiger Trail
On the eve of their first anniversary at Knowsley Safari, sisters Sinda & Bira continue to wow visitors at the £1.4m Tiger Trail and if you haven’t been, you’re missing out. With only 500 Amur tigers left in the wild, visit the Tiger Trail for incredible, up close views of these beautiful animals living right here in Merseyside. Get a sneaky peek before your visit here.
4 – Flight of the Talons
Have you ever wondered what a vulture has for its breakfast? Have you ever had an eagle or hawk swoop inches above your head? Well now you can as Knowsley Safari invites you to get up close with this feathered friends at the Flight of Talons display and talk. The Bird of Prey Centre opens at 12pm (2:30pm at weekends) and is included in your ticket price. More info here.
5 – All Aboard the Baboon Bus
Everyone loves the cheeky monkey enclosure at Knowsley Safari – did you know you don’t have to visit in a car to see the marsupial mischief in action? Book your seat on the Baboon Bus, which runs every weekend and throughout the school holidays and let the Knowsley Rangers take care of the driving! More info here.
6 – Feeding Time
You’ll need lots of energy to get around all the twisting trails at Knowsley Safari and luckily there’s plenty of hearty food on offer. Head to the Oasis Restaurant to tuck into the likes of sandwiches, salads, carvery meats plus a filling kids menu featuring classics such as chicken korma and pasta Bolognese. All of which is made freshly, on-site, every day. More on food and drink here.
7 – Sea Lion Shows
Biffo, Arthur and Roger are legendary at Knowsley Safari Park and the kids absolutely adore them. These California Sea Lions have their very own display and never fail to wow fans of all ages with their aquatic skills and tricks. Kids love learning about these lovable creatures while watching them duck, dive and dance with their trainers. Don’t miss your chance to see them. More info here.
Alongside lots of pathways, trails and animals shows to take in, Knowsley Safari offers kids the chance to be kids and burn off some steam on the play park and amusements too. Burn off some steam monkeying around on the jungle park or pick up a wristband (not included in admission price) for a spin on the carousel. More here.