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West Midland Safari and Leisure Park Spring Grove Bewdley, Worcestershire DY12 1LF Tel: 01299 402114 / 0700 4 SAFARI

About West Midland Safari Park

West Midland Safari Park is located at Spring Grove, Bewdley, Worcestershire, and is a multifaceted family attraction providing a great family day out.  

West Midland Safari and Leisure Park opened in 1973 in 200 acres of parkland at Spring Grove House, a family attraction in itself, with 100 acres of landscaped gardens. The West Midland Safari Park features over 600 animals and dozens of species, many of them endangered. Indeed, the family attraction combines its role as a leading conservation institution with a host of thrill rides and entertainments, offering a panoply of fun all year round, whatever the weather.  

West Midland Safari Park’s four-mile Safari takes ticket holders round a series of naturalistic mixed and single species enclosures, beginning with two prides of lions – the kings and queens of the jungle – including the only pride of rare white lions in the UK. Housed in the Kingdom of the White Lion, the group of 12 big cats have a condition called leucism, meaning a loss of skin and fur pigmentation, and there are no more than 70 in the world (and only two others in the UK). Also to be spotted in the African Lion Reserve, behind the double-lock gates operated remotely by staff in watchtowers, are their neighbours, the African Wild Dogs, which disembowel their prey – ticket holders can observe them from a safe distance! For those who prefer not to drive by the reserves, a guided minibus tour is available.  

The family attraction houses a breeding herd of powerful White Rhino, slender Giraffes (which reach 5.5. metres in height), majestic zebra, Wildebeeste, Lechwe, Eland and Ankole Cattle with two-metre horns. Some of the animals can be fed from food boxes, adding an up close and personal dimension to a family day out at West Midland Safari Park. Descending the hill, a reserve of Cape Buffalo can be seen, as well as a lake and Przewalski’s Horse on the opposite side. 

West Midland Safari Park’s Elephant & Waterbuck Reserve features a number of African Elephants – the largest living land animal, with an average height of 3.2 metres and mean weight of 4.5 tonnes – Waterbuck, Barbary Sheep – which are wont to hang around cars waiting to be fed – leopard and Cape Buffalo, making West Midland Safari Park the first in the UK to host all of the ‘African Big Five’ species. 

The Tiger Reserve features Bengal Tigers – the largest of the big cats, weighing up to 40 stone. They live in grasslands, mangroves and forest and mark territory by urinating on trees and bushes, dropping faeces and scratching tree trunks – not something you’ll see on your average family day out!

The Eurasian Reserve boasts Bactrian and Arabian Camels, ensuring that ticket holders won’t get the hump on a family day out, as well as yak, while the Asian Reserve has Water Buffalo, Anoa and various deer, including the Philippine Spotted Deer – the world’s rarest. In addition, the zone plays host to Little Owl, white tigers and black rabbits – another unusual sight at a family attraction. 

Other specialised West Midland Safari Park enclosures include the Wallaby Reserve, Wolf Wood – harbouring a pack of the once-native animal – and the Hippo Lake, where the largest group of ‘water cows’ in the UK loll and bathe. Ticket holders can look out too for Brindled Gnu, Reindeer, Nilgai, Banteng, Ostrich, Llama and Addax, while there are a host of daily activities for a fun-filled and action-packed family day out. 

West Midland Safari Park ticket holders can follow the Discovery Trail and attend a Friendly Animal Encounter, such as in Leopard Valley, a Friendly Reptile Encounter with a snake or lizard in the Reptile House, or a Sea Lion Encounter, where the natural performers of Seal Island prance, play and perform for the crowds, especially during feeding time. Indeed, a 15-minute Sea Lion Theatre runs at regular intervals. 

Additionally, an educational talk is given at the Seal Island Exhibit Pool each day, while the Hippo Viewing Platform allows ticket holders to meet the Hippo Family – the biggest in Europe – and watch them being fed.

The family attraction’s Twilight Cave is an indoor exhibit featuring free-flying fruit bats, Jumping Rats and Aye Aye. The SeaQuarium boasts Tropical Marine and Freshwater Exhibits from the Pacific, Red Sea and Amazon River, and Creepy Crawlies informs ticket holders about eight-legged freaks and their ilk – just the ticket for fans of invertebra! Further, there’s a Deer and Goat Park with a pet’s corner, where visitors can handle domestic livestock such as sheep and goats.   

The Family attraction’s Safari Express Train Ride runs from the car park to the Amusement Area, with its panoramic views over the Severn Valley, while the Severn Valley Railway runs parallel to West Midland Safari Park, between stations at Kidderminster and Bewdley. The Amusement Area is located beyond the Hippo Lakes and Discovery Zone and is chock full of 30 exciting rides and amusements. Among the standouts are the Venom Tower Drop which plummets 30 metres to earth, the Zambezi Water Splash, the giddying zebras of the Congo Carousel, and the £1 million Wild River Rafting. 

On top of that, for a hair-raising interlude on a family day out, there’s the Black Fly and Twister Coaster, while other fun rides at West Midland Safari Park include the Rhino Coaster, Pirate Ship, Jumbo Parade, Slippery Snake Slide, Jungle Cat Dodgems, Animal Ark, Flying Lion Kings, Rhino Roundabout, African Big Apple Coaster, Dr Umboto’s Catacombs and Ghost Train, the Jungle Swings, Tarantula, Flying Pandas, Simba Kiddies Train, Red Baron, Morrocan Magic Carpet, Tanganyika Tea Party and Desert Convoy. A number of these rides and attractions are for younger ticket holders, their ‘Cubs Kingdom’ taking in Dune Dashers and a Fire Rescue Rangers water experience.  

Since 2006, West Midland Safari Park has featured in ITV’s Safari Park documentary series, and it focuses on the family attraction’s conservation work, as well as the facilities it has for a family day out. These include Face Painting for kids, the African Trading Company Souvenir Shop, Jungle Bazaar Gifts, the Congo Candy Sweet Shop, the African Trading Company store, Dr Umboto’s Mumbo Jumbo, Port Livingstone Pizza, Lost City Fun Foods, the Oasis Bar & Coffee Shop, Explorers Café, Botswana Burger Co., a Hot & Spicy snackery, and a Picnic Area with plenty of benches and tables.

Additionally, West Midland Safari Park caters for groups and corporate events, with exclusive use of the Tree Tops Pavilion or a marquee in the natural amphitheatre of the grounds for a buffet or BBQ lunch with a private bar, not to mention a private animal encounter such as swimming with a sealion, cuddling a cub or stroking a snake. Themed occasions can include entertainers, a band, disco or caricaturists (see website for details). 

With disabled access and facilities throughout, West Midland Safari Park really is a cracking family attraction that can be enjoyed by everyone on a grand family day out. 

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West Midlands Safari Park is a safari park located in Bewdley in Worcestershire , England . It was opened under the name of West Midland Safari Park in Spring 1973.

The park holds over 165 species of exotic animals and features other attractions such as a small theme park . The park contains the largest groups of white lions , cheetahs , hippopotamuses and meerkats in the UK, as well as the largest lemur walk-through exhibit. It was also the first park in the UK to have the African big five game animals . [1]

The park is a member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). The Dhole and Cheetah enclosures in the drive-through safari are part of a larger heathland Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), which the park is restoring. [4] [5]

ABOUT US

WHO WE  ARE

West Midlands Safari Parks is a fantastic, award-winning visitor attraction, located in the heart of England. Our mission is to bring people together to create unique wildlife experiences that exhilarate, educate and leave memories to last a lifetime. 

We’re home to a variety of all-weather attractions, including four miles of drive-through safari, a thrilling dinosaur exhibit and a theme park. 

Currently, over 100 different species call the Park home, and can be seen either in the comfort of a car on the Safari, or on foot in the walk-through exhibits. 

In summer 2021, the Park introduced Safari Lodges – luxury accommodation, allowing guests to stay overnight for the first time. There are currently Lodges overlooking elephants, cheetahs, giraffes, rhinos, tigers, lions and red pandas. 

  • 2017 - Coach Friendly Visitor Attraction - Coach Tourism Awards
  • 2017 - Best Animal or Sea Life Attraction - Group Travel Awards
  • 2018 - Best Animal Attraction in the Midlands - Day Out With The Kids
  • 2019 - Best Animal Attraction Nationwide - Day Out With The Kids
  • 2019 - Best Animal or Sea Life Attraction - Group Travel Awards
  • 2022 - Large Visitor Attraction of the Year - Visit Worcestershire Awards
  • 2022 - Best Wildlife Attraction - School Travel Awards
  • 2023 - Best Wildlife Attraction - School Travel Awards
  • 2023 - Travellers' Choice Award (Safari Lodges) - Tripadvisor

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OUR CHARITY PARTNERS

We have set up partnerships with five conservation NGOs, linked to some of our most iconic animals. We support their on-the-ground activities in the areas where the wild relatives of our animals live, donating to them quarterly:

- Global Penguin Society - WildCats Conservation Alliance  - Save The Rhino International -The Mali Elephant Project - Lemur Conservation Association (AEECL)  

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The best UK safari parks with kids

If your family are animal lovers, there’s no more fun day out than a visit to one of the country’s wildlife parks – especially getting to see some of the wonderful creatures living at the best UK safari parks with kids.

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From lions and tigers to bears, rhino, wolves, elephants, a whole host of smaller furry favourites, and too many others to mention, it’s never hard to fill a full day, with extra experience, play areas and even dinosaurs as a bonus to keep the entire family happy.

With a chance to get closer to the animals than a lot of zoos, a drive-through safari park can be fun with younger kids who get tired at bigger sites, while many of the top UK safari parks have walking safaris as well, to give you chance to go at your own pace near anything from meerkats and lemurs to red pandsas.

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West Midlands Safari Park

Located close to Birmingham, there’s a fun mix of drive-through safari encounters, walk-through exhibits, and fun family experiences at West Midlands Safari Park  

The safari park has over 600 animals, including 170 species from all over the world, with the likes of big cats, elephants, zebras, cheetahs, and many exotic birds, as well as white rhino in the African Plains area and African elephants in Elephant Valley.

If you’ve got your own vehicle, you can drive around the park at your own pace, but there’s also the chance to jump on a guided minibus safari, where the knowledgeable staff will entertain you with stories and facts about the park’s many animals. 

Tiger in the grass and fallen branches at West Midlands safari park - one of the best safari parks with kids in the UK

The park also has several foot safari sections offering more up-close encounters. Discover giraffes and rhinos on the African Walking Trail or adorable Red Pandas and Humboldt penguins on the all-weather Discovery Trail.

Try to time your visits to line up with the park’s many animal talks and shows so little ones can learn more about their favourite species too.

But what really makes West Midland safari park one of the UK’s best safari parks for families is its wealth of other fun exhibits and experiences for kids of all ages. 

You can step back in time and walk among woolly mammoths in the Ice Age exhibit, or encounter prehistoric creatures at the Land of the Living Dinosaurs. Older children and teens will also love the park’s Adventure Theme Park, with many thrilling animal-themed rides and rollercoasters. 

You can even turn your visit into a once-in-a-lifetime family holiday with an overnight stay at one of the luxury Safari Lodges – a lovely option if you’re planning a short break rather than a day out.

For more things to do in Birmingham with kids , check out my top picks

Knowsley Safari Park

You’ll find the UK’s longest safari drive at Knowsley Safari Park in Merseyside, spanning five miles across its 550 acre reserve. Along the drive, you can see many of the park’s 750 animals, including the likes of lions, zebras, and baboons, plus one of the largest ‘crashes’ of white rhinos in the country.

The expansive park means there’s plenty of space for the animals to roam freely too. One of the highlights is the baboon jungle, where these mischievous creatures often entertain visitors with their playful antics.

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Group of three rhino at Knowsley Safari Park - one of the best UK safari parks with kids

If you’re worried about damage to your car, drop it in the car park and jump on the Baboon Bus instead. The buses have ropes and ladders for the baboons to play on, so you’re guaranteed an exciting up-close encounter without worrying about your windscreen wipers as you visit the baboon enclosure.

Once you’ve experienced the safari drive, you can also explore Knowsley’s foot safari trails. Take a walk through the Amur Tiger Trail and come nose to nose with big cats. Or take the pathways through the enclosures and meet mischievous meerkats, giant giraffes, and amazing birds of prey.

The park also has daily animal talks and displays, several kids’ play areas, face painting, and amusement rides for younger children, making for a fantastic family day out.

Check out my top picks for the best things to do in Liverpool with kids , if you’re combining it with a city break, plus you’re also just a half-hour drive from Chester Zoo

Blair Drummond Safari Park & Adventure Park

It’s not just England which has one of the UK’s best safari parks. In central Scotland near the city of Stirling, Blair Drummond Safari Park is home to over 350 exotic animals from across the world.

Journey through the park’s small animal reserve in your car to see many of the usual safari park favourites, including lions, elephants, rhinos, antelope, and camels.

Elephant at Blair Drummond Safari Park in Scotland - one of the UK's best safari parks with kids

But it’s the foot safari that’s the real highlight of Blair Drummond. Here you’ll find many fascinating and unusual animals, including bison, wallabies, llamas, alpacas, free-roaming lemurs, and cheeky chimps – who even have their own private chimp island. 

Plus, don’t miss the adorable shaggy-coated Highland Cattle and the friendly Highland Ponies, both of which are native to the Scottish Highlands.

The Pet Farm lets kids get up close and personal with the likes of pygmy goats, sheep, and deer, while the Sea Lion displays and Bird of Prey shows are sure to keep the whole family entertained.

Beyond the wildlife, the family-friendly safari park also has free pedal boats on the central lake, an adventure play area with a giant play fort and pirate ship, amusement arcades, and a mini-funfair with dodgems and teacups. 

Port Lympne Safari Park 

Port Lympne safari park in Kent is the closest you’ll come to a real African game reserve experience in the UK, with over 900 animals across its 600 acres, Land Rover safaris led by expert rangers, amazing close-up animal encounters, and safari-lodge-style accommodation.

Unlike most other safari parks in the UK, Port Lympne doesn’t allow you to drive your own car within the animal zones. 

Luna the giraffe tucking into some leaves - my Rhino Lodge Port Lympne review

Instead, you can hop on the African & Asian Experience safari ride or there’s the option to pay for a small-group safari experience truck tour to see free-roaming animals in the African, Asian, and South American reserves. Some safaris even include the opportunity to hand-feed the friendly giraffes. 

The rest of the park can be explored on foot. Large enclosures house a variety of rare and endangered species, including western lowland gorillas, tigers, black rhinos, and spectacled bears, not forgetting a prehistoric treat in the Dinosaur Forest as well.

T-Rex in the Dinosaur Forest - my Rhino Lodge Port Lympne review during a visit to one of the best safari parks in the UK with kids

Conservation projects are at the heart of everything they do at Port Lympne. Working alongside the Aspinall Foundation, the reserve is a breeding sanctuary for many endangered species. The aim is to reintroduce the animals into their natural habitat when possible.

Port Lympne also has a range of interactive animal experiences for an additional fee, including animal encounters, keeper experiences, and feeding sessions. Some have a minimum age of 5, although you’ll need to be 7 years old or more for the majority though.

The door to Rhino Lodge at Port Lympne - my Rhino Lodge review during a visit to one of the best UK safari parks with kids

You can even opt for a full safari break by staying in one of the park’s many accommodation options. From spacious lodges with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the enclosures (Lion Lodge is hard to beat) and treehouses tucked into the canopy to cosy shepherd huts and family glamping pods, there are plenty of unique stays to choose from if you’re planning short breaks as well as day trips.

Check out my review of a visit and stay at Port Lympne with kids

Longleat Safari Park

Set in the beautiful grounds of Longleat Estate in Wiltshire, Longleat Safari Park is one of the UK’s largest safari parks and most famous animal attractions – and the first Safari Park to open outside of Africa, back in 1966.

The 900 acre park offers a fascinating drive-through safari with many exciting animals, including lions, rhinos, elephants, giraffes, and wolves, all with special commentary to play – you’ll want to download the app in advance , with the narration by Kate Humble triggered as you get to different points.

Longleat safari bus and some of the cars waiting to enter Longleat Safari Park, with giraffes in the foreground

From the first stop in the African village through to Tiger Territory, Cheetah Kingdom and Lion Country, you’ll see a whole string of different species in the different zones. Monkey Mayhem is one of the most popular zones, with its troupe of rhesus macaques renowned for their mischievous behaviour – as I know from experience, be careful of your car trim and windscreen wipers here!

Other than the drive-through safari, which you normally need around two hours for, you can also explore the large safari park by foot, train, bus, and boat. 

The narrow gauge miniature railway runs through the park’s scenic woodlands and past many of the enclosures, while the Jungle Cruise boat ride takes you out onto the large lake to see Californian sea lions and possibly even spot the resident hippos.

Jungle cruise boat at Longleat Safari Park - one of the best UK safari parks with kids

There are plenty of exciting animals to discover in the foot safari zones, including England’s only koalas and giant Cuban crocodiles. The Family Farmyard allows kids to meet many friendly farmyard animals, from fluffy bunnies to playful goats.  

Besides the animals, you can enjoy a tour of Longleat House, the UK’s most impressive stately home, or get lost in the country’s largest hedge maze.

There’s lots going on to keep younger visitors entertained too. Kids can let off some steam in the huge Adventure Castle play area, hang out in the Little Explorers Garden, and take a ride on the Rockin’ Rhinos. Not forgetting some special events during school holidays – it genuinely is tough to fit everything into a one-day visit!

Check out my review of a visit to Longleat Safari Park with kids

Woburn Safari Park

One of my own personal favourites, as I got married a stone’s throw from Woburn Safari Park, we’ve visited more than once over the years with a mix of self-drive safari, a walking safari and other animal experiences to try.

Start with the road safari, heading past Bactrian camels on the Northern Plains before heading into the Savannah grasslands, with Southern White rhinos, antelopes and buffalo grazing as you go.

Rhino and ostrich in the grass with a car on the road safari in the background at Woburn Safari Park - one of the best safari parks in the UK with kids

Then you arrive in the Kingdom of Carnivores; the eight-acre enclosure is home to Amur Tigers, North American black bears, Canadian timber wolves and African lions. Keep your car window very firmly closed in this part!

Moving through Giraffe Junction to the African Forest, there’s a chance to brave monkeys once again here too – the whole thing takes around 60-90 minutes depending how busy the safari park is, but you can repeat the circuit as often as you like.

The road safari route finishes at the Foot Safari, with red pandas and lemurs among the furry occupants, as well as Asian elephants in their meadow enclosure, plus penguins and sea lions too. There are also keeper talks throughout the day – with something every 15 minutes or so, you’ll struggle to fit it all in, so it’s worth checking out your must-sees in advance and planning your day around it.

Black ruffed lemur on my shoulder having a feed as part of the Woburn Safari Park experiences

You’ve also got various play areas here, including one for the youngest visitors, outdoor and indoor options including the Mammoth Play Ark, plus the Giraffe Trail high ropes, dragon and swan boats on the lake and the Great Woburn Railway, which takes you past the alpacas. Not forgetting the VIP animal experiences , with some options suitable for age 5+.

Check out my review of the animal experiences at Woburn Safari Park

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A mixture of luxury lodges and premium cottages, designed to give you an up-close and immersive overnight wildlife experience like no other.

Each lodge has spectacular views overlooking the lion, tiger, elephant, cheetah, giraffe, rhino, wild dog or hippo habitats. The two cottages are nestled into the walk-through Discovery Trail and have been expertly refurbished with Nepalese design influences overlooking red pandas.

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Watch the wildlife as night falls over the Park and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by our talented chefs.

Wake up with views of tigers, lions, elephants, cheetahs, giraffe, rhino, hippos, wild dogs or red pandas as you enjoy your in-lodge meal.

Safari Lodges short breaks include exclusive views of the animals, admission to the Park during the day and Theme Park wristbands*.

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Eight exclusive, luxury lodges, designed to give you an up-close and personal overnight wildlife experience like no other.

They will be integrated into the newly-updated reserves, with spectacular views overlooking the elephant and cheetah habitats.

Nestled into their own secluded area, there will be six lodges offering the only overnight accommodation experience with African elephants in the UK.

Two more lodges will offer incredible views of our majestic cheetahs.

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Watch the wildlife as night falls over the reserves, whilst you enjoy a sumptuous evening meal, freshly-prepared by our chefs.

Wake up with views of elephants or cheetahs enjoying their morning feed while you feast on a delicious breakfast.

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WINTER VIP TOUR – EXTRA INFO

What’s included:

  • Tour of the Safari in one of our jeeps
  • A chance to feed a number of our animals
  • Admission to the Safari Park
  • Lunch voucher
  • Pictures from your day on a memory stick, taken by your guide

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  • Minimum age for participants is 6 years. Children aged 6-15 years must be accompanied by a full paying adult.
  • VIP Experiences can either be booked for a specific date or on an open-dated basis valid for the season. Whilst we will always try to accommodate changes in date, this is subject to availability and cannot always be guaranteed.
  • Once an experience has been purchased, refunds will not be considered.

VIP INDIAN RHINO FEED – EXTRA INFO

  • Meeting and feeding our Indian rhinos
  • Minimum age for participants is 6 years.
  • Children aged 6-15 years must be accompanied by a full paying adult
  • Once an experience has been purchased refunds will not be considered.

VIP LEMUR & MEERKAT FEED – EXTRA INFO

  • Meeting and feeding our lemurs and meerkats
  • Children aged 6-15 years must be accompanied by a full paying adult.
  • Only available during our Summer Season.

VIP FAMILY CREATURE FEATURE – EXTRA INFO

  • Meeting some smaller animals which could include chinchillas, tenrecs, rabbits, cockroaches or giant African snails

VIP MINI KEEPER EXPERIENCE – EXTRA INFO

  • Meeting, feeding and helping to care for animals such as chinchillas, rats, meerkats, ferrets, rabbits and even some fascinating invertebrates
  • A keeper certificate
  • Suitable for children between the ages of 5-9 years.
  • One parent may accompany the Mini Keeper to watch during the Experience, but they will not be able to participate.  They will only have access to the Safari Walk areas, and will not gain access to the Safari Drive.
  • Maximum two children per day.

VIP CARNIVORE KEEPER EXPERIENCE – EXTRA INFO

  • Meeting, feeding and helping to care for carnivores, which could include tigers, lions or cheetahs
  • Ride wristband to use in the Adventure Theme Park
  • Suitable for guests aged 16+.

VIP ULTIMATE TOUR – EXTRA INFO 

  • A half day experience
  • Minimum age for participants is 6 years. Children aged 6-15 years must be accompanied by a full-paying adult.
  • VIP Experiences can be booked for a specific date. Whilst we will always try to accommodate changes in date, this is subject to availability and cannot always be guaranteed.

VIP LION FEED – EXTRA INFO 

  • A 45-minute experience
  • Meeting and feeding our lions

VIP RHINO KEEPER EXPERIENCE – EXTRA INFO

  • A half-day experience
  • Meeting, feeding and looking after our Indian rhino
  • A keeper for the Day Certificate
  • Minimum age for participants is 16 years.

VIP GIRAFFE FEED – EXTRA INFO

  • A 30-minute experience
  • Meeting and feeding our herd of giraffes

VIP JUNIOR KEEPER EXPERIENCE – EXTRA INFO

  • Meeting, feeding and helping to care for animals like rhinos, lemurs, meerkats and more.
  • A certificate
  • Suitable for children between the ages of 10-15 years.

VIP GUIDED TOUR – EXTRA INFO 

  • A 90-minute experience
  • A guided tour of the Safari Drive-through in one of our jeeps
  • Minimum age for participants is 3 years. Children aged 6-15 years must be accompanied by a full-paying adult.

VIP STAR OF THE SEA LION SHOW – EXTRA INFO

  • Meeting and feeding our sea lions during a Sea Lion Show
  • Certificate
  • A picture from your day
  • Minimum age for participants is 5 years.
  • Only one ‘Star’ per Sea Lion Show.

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LION LODGE – OPENING SOON

We will be offering luxury overnight stays with lions in early summer 2023! The accommodation will be authentically integrated into the brand-new lion habitat, located past our African Village. Guests will experience an immersive and unforgettable overnight wildlife encounter, like no other.

The Lion Lodges will feature open-plan living and luxury interiors, with breathtaking views from every room into the new lion habitat, through floor-to-ceiling windows.

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TIGER LODGE

We will be offering luxury overnight stays with Sumatran tigers in autumn 2022! The accommodation will be authentically integrated into the newly built tiger habitat, giving guests an immersive and unforgettable overnight wildlife encounter, like no other.

The tiger lodges will feature open plan living and luxury interiors, with breathtaking views from every room into the new tiger habitat through floor to ceiling windows.

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Our two exquisite, five-star cheetah lodges offer an exclusive and immersive stay, which cannot be experienced anywhere else in the UK.  

The authentically-themed, detached lodges offer a large living space for up to six people, with dining area, bathroom and WC.

Panoramic views of the cheetahs’ new habitat can be witnessed through the large windows that span one side of the lodge.

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In the separate bedroom, guests will find a king-size bed with twin single bunkbeds above, perfect for young adults or children.

The bedroom also includes a floor-to-ceiling window, offering a stunning view of the cheetahs – you could be waking up with one at the foot of your bed!

Additionally, there is a veranda, offering comfortable seating for you whilst you eat your breakfast and look out across the spectacular views.

Breakfast and evening meal are included, cooked onsite by our team of experienced chefs.

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Our brand-new, incredible elephant lodges offer an overnight stay like nowhere else in Europe. They are the only place where you can wake up to an amazing view of African elephants, making the experience truly unique.

The six luxurious, authentically-themed lodges have thatched roofs and can accommodate up to six people.

Each lodge has a large, open-plan living area with a lounge and dining area. A bathroom with WC and a large balcony, incorporating an outside seating area, complete the downstairs living space of each lodge.

Stairs lead to an upstairs bedroom which overlooks the elephants’ brand-new habitat, providing fantastic views as the sun sets. There is also the opportunity to add an extra bed or cot for small children.

Your evening meal and breakfast are included, cooked onsite by our team of experienced chefs.

To fully capture the immersive experience of your fantastic surroundings, enjoy your meal on the terrace and watch the elephants as they come up to your lodge to drink out of the pool in front of you.

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Baby giraffe born at West Midlands Safari Park

It was captured on CCTV on May 29.

The arrival of an endangered giraffe calf has been one of the latest in a flurry of animal births at West Midlands Safari Park.

Rothschild’s giraffe, Arusha, gave birth to the six-foot-tall baby boy in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday 29 May, with the special moment being captured on CCTV.

After a gestation period of 15 months, keepers were ready for the birth and ensured that the giraffe house floor was covered with sand for a soft landing and she had her closest companion, Akacia, with her for support.

The giraffe calf is one of four new arrivals in just over a fortnight at the park - following the birth of two endangered barasingha fawns on 18 and 21 May and a blesbok calf on 1 June – the first in our history.

Deputy Head Keeper of Ungulates, Ian Nock, said, “We certainly have been busy this fortnight, as we have welcomed two female barasingha fawns to our herd and our first ever blesbok calf.

"We’ve named the blesbok calf ‘Merlin’ and he is sticking very close to mum, Pebbles, who is proving to be an excellent first-time mother. The barasingha fawns can often be seen playing together which is lovely for us all to see.

“Then on the morning of 29 May, the keepers and I were all extremely delighted to see that Arusha, our 12-year-old Rothschild’s giraffe, had given birth.

"This is her fourth calf and incredibly important for giraffe conservation. The IUCN list giraffe as ’ vulnerable’, as recent years had seen steadily declining numbers across Africa, due to poaching and habitat loss.

"But thanks to conservation breeding programmes in zoos and efforts in the wild to protect remaining populations, numbers have begun to slowly increase.

“Arusha is a very attentive mother, and both are doing perfectly. Once the calf is ready, we shall start introducing mother and calf to the rest of the herd, including dad, Rufus and brother, Kingsley.

"This important birth increases our herd to 11. It’s definitely been something of a baby boom!”

All the babies born this year will have names which start with the letter ‘M’, so the giraffe calf has been named Mtembei, which means ‘he who roams’.

Mtembei the giraffe calf can currently be seen in the giraffe yard on the Safari, but will be out and about, meeting his neighbours on the Safari Drive in the next few weeks.

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