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Tips for getting the most out of a trip to Knowsley Safari Park (review)

June 22, 2014


We were lucky enough to be offered free admission to the Knowsley Safari Park in return for writing about the visit on this blog. We went on the last day of the summer half-term holiday and had a lovely time. I would recommend this as a trip out for anyone who loves animals.

Here are some tips for getting the most out of a visit:

  • Book your day tickets online in advance and get 10% off the admission price.
  • You can upgrade your day ticket to a season ticket, which will save money if you’re planning to make multiple visits. This is especially useful if you live within easy reach of Merseyside, where Knowsley is located.
  • Arrive early if you’re going there on a sunny day in the school holidays like we did. It was starting to get quite busy by early afternoon.
  • A camera with a zoom lens is useful if you want to get the best photos. I particularly liked the above photo of a camel strolling casually across the road!
  • Take the car friendly route around the Baboon enclosure if you want to observe the baboons climbing on other people’s cars rather than your own!
  • Bear in mind that cars with soft tops or vinyl sunshine roofs are not permitted to drive through the Lion or Baboon enclosures. Also, vehicles with PVC skylights will have to take the car friendly route.
  • Do not miss the Sea Lion Show – the Sea Lions clearly enjoy it as much as the audience and I now know the key differences between a sea lion and a seal.
  • There are educational talks about meerkats, elephants, giraffes, bats and bugs but these do not take place everyday and the times vary – check the website before you go for more details.
  • The restaurant is child-friendly but there are picnic tables available in the ‘on-foot area’ if you prefer to take your own food.

I was offered free admission to the Knowsley Safari Park in return for writing this blog post. Words, pictures and opinions expressed are my own.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 23, 2014 10:23 pm

    Fantastic tips and glad you had a lovely time.

    • July 6, 2014 5:36 pm

      Thanks! I tried to summarise the tips I would have found useful before I went for the first time.

  2. franglaisemummy permalink
    July 21, 2014 2:28 pm

    What great, clear tips. This is on our list of places to go next time we’re in Liverpool, visiting family.

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