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Knowsley Safari Park, Prescot

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Go on safari at Knowsley Safari Park. Drive your car down the 8-km (5-mi) road and stroll through the walking areas to see over 700 different species of exotic animals. Lions, tigers, elephants, meerkats, baboons, and many others make their home here. Watch sea lions perform in a show and go on amusement rides, such as Jungle Dodgems and the Pirate Ship. To arrive by public transportation, hop aboard the 530 Safari Xpress, which leaves Liverpool Centre daily at 10 am during the spring and summer seasons. You can find food and refreshments throughout the park. Book admission tickets online in advance to save time at the entrance. With our international travel planner, Prescot attractions like Knowsley Safari Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A group of older folk visited Knowsley Safari Park this week - it was excellent! We got ourselves organised on our short visit & managed to watch the Sealions display, the Free flying birds, visited t...  more »
  • a bit expensive when no offers are on , but always worth a drive thru when they are , includes 2 shows and a walk to some other animals - well recomended at this price it should be packed  more »
  • We have opted to get a membership as we only live 40 minute drive away. My daughter is 6 and loves it here the reason is my get to see animals learn about them and then have a fun ride as well! We hav...  more »
  • A great safari park but bear in mind that the main attraction you are paying for is the Safari, which will take 1-2 hours if you go slowly and there isn't that much else to see. Animals seem to be well looked after and there is some good variety. Only go in the Monkey enclosure if you don't mind bits being pulled off your car! There are some attractions you can walk to, but it mostly revolves around smaller rides, which you must pay for on top of your ticket such as a Merry-go-Round, Dodgems or Boats on the lake.
  • Great little place to spend the day with children or adults. We love it here so much that we now have an annual gold membership so we can visit each weekend. Staff are lovely and helpful. The safari drive is a fantastic way to get up close to all the animals and the last drive through is at 4pm.
  • Good drive through. We went through twice. Last entry is 4pm. We went 3:50. All the big cats had gone back into their enclosures behind wire mesh. Good elephant pen too. Excellent value £15 for up to 7 in a car.
  • Nice day out with the kids. Especially enjoyed the monkeys. Our youngest was only 11 month old so she couldn't really see the animals that were further away form our car so i think she kept losing it time to time but in general it was a nice park. The play area and the massive sandpit were superb.
  • Average day out. The animals are great to see close up, if you are luxury but it is just too expensive. The walk around area is not great either. The food outlets on the other hand are good quality. I would not recommend going in the baboon enclosure - you can drive past. I have seen other people lose parts of their car!

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