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Knowsley Safari Park

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Situated on the famous estate of Lord Derby, the vast reserve is home to many different animals including elephants, giraffes, lions, bongos, tigers and baboons. The Derby Estate have a tradition of keeping animals, ever since the famous artist and nonsense-poet Edward Lear was employed there in the 19th century to paint pictures of the Earl's collection. Smaller animals, including domestic pets, are also kept on site as part of the attractions for visitors. The 'Bug House' provides a collection of insects.

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The park is open to the public and customers must drive around the park in their own vehicles, there is a car friendly bypass route past the baboons for those who don't want to risk damage to their car, as these animals have attracted a certain reputation for mistreating the vehicles of their visitors, and generally loutish behaviour.

The park features a 1 ft 3 in (381 mm) gauge railway, 'The Lakeside Railway', on which visitors may tour parts of the site. There is also a collection of amusements and fairground rides on site plus paintballing, off-road driving challenges and aerial extreme ropewalks.

Getting there:
From M62 exit at junction 6, then take M57 exit at junction 2. At the roundabout follow the brown safari signs.

Opening times:

Summer Opening Times (1st March to 31st Oct)
10am Open - 4pm Last Entry
Winter Opening Times (1st November to 28th February)
10:30am Open - 3pm Last entry
Closed December 25th

Admission:
Adults (16 years and over) £14.00
Children (3-15 years) £10
OAP’s (60 years and over) £10

 

Contact Details:

Address:
Knowsley Safari Park
Prescot
Merseyside
L34 4AN
Telephone: 0151 430 9009
Website: http://www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk