Enchanted at Knowsley Safari

Our evening grotto is now fully sold out. Enchanted light safari can still be booked separately. Visit our daytime grotto for more times.


Selected Dates between 23rd November – 23rd December 2018

Entry from 4pm – 7pm

Children £7.50 | Adults £5 | Under 3s Free

Santa’s Grotto £6.50 per child – all evening grotto slots booked up

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This Christmas time something magical is coming to the safari! As the sun sets the foot safari will come alive for our enchanted evenings!

Join us in exploring after dark and enter into our enchanted wonderland. Here you’ll discover enchanting street performers as they guide the way into something magical. Find our light safari and be dazzled by our beautiful animal light sculptures!

Feel the buzz of excitement as you’re guided past the joyful fair rides into our festive grotto. High five our elves and make your way to meet Father Christmas, sit by the fire and receive a special present too. Warm and fuzzy feelings are included!

The Enchanted at Knowsley Safari experience children’s tickets are £7.50 (plus £6.50 for a magical meeting with Santa*) Adults can come and enjoy the enchantments for just £5, making this an evening you won’t forget**.

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*Only weekdays available for Santa’s Evening Grotto, but see the daytime grotto here for more Grotto availability

**Under 3s enter for free but there’s an optional £6.50 charge for meeting Santa


How much is it?

For the full enchanted enchanted experience kids tickets are £14 and adults only £5. Kids light safari only tickets are just £7.50. Children under 3 go free but for an additional £6.50 can book to meet Santa.

How do I book?

You can book your full Enchanted at Knowsley Safari experience online here. First book your Enchanted tickets, then choose your time slot to meet Santa. We highly recommend booking early as tickets to see Santa may sell out.

What’s included in the price?

The full Enchanted at Knowsley Safari experience includes entry onto the light safari from 4pm-8pm and meeting with Santa with a special gift for the little ones. Last entry from 7pm.

Enchanted only tickets will not include Santa’s Grotto.

What gift do they get?

Our gifts are based on each child’s age. You’ll state this on booking.

How many children can go in together?

More than one child can visit Santa at a time, but we have a limit on 3 adults in one grotto due to space.

Will the rides be open?

Yes some of our amusement rides will be open. These will be an additional price of £1 for all children. Adults will ride for free with a paying child on specific rides. Gold child members will still be able to access wristbands

I’m a member? Do I need to book?

As this is a special event outside of our normal opening hours, both members and non-members will be charged the same admission price.

Do carers need to book?

One to one carers don’t need to book as they come in for free. Any additional carers are required to pay entry prices. Carers must provide evidence such a blue badge or documentation from the DWP.

What if my child doesn’t want to visit Santa?

We do have light safari only ticket for children. These are £7.50 and can be booked online or on the gate.

What time do I need to get there?

Enchanted at Knowsley Safari is open from 4pm until 8pm but last entry is at 7pm. You will be given an allocated time to meet Father Christmas when you book so please arrive 5 minute before this time.

How long can I spend there?

You can spend as much time as you like on the light safari from 4pm until 8pm. We have no set tours, so you can explore the magical light safari in your own time, as many times as you like.

Is the safari drive included?

No the safari drive will close at 3.00pm.

What if I want to go around the safari drive too?

If you’re looking to explore the safari drive  you’ll need to pay separately for this visit. The safari drive will be open from 10.30am until 3.00pm. Book your tickets here.

Do you see the animals?

As this event runs after dark many of our foot safari animals will be sleeping, and will not be visible. You’ll be able to see our safari animal lights around the foot safari.

What if the weather is bad?

Our grotto provides a cosy warm shelter, however this is predominantly an outdoor event so we recommend wrapping up warm, wearing appropriate footwear and waterproofs if needed. In the event of extreme bad weather, we may have to cancel the event but we will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible.

Is parking free?

Yes, we have plenty parking and all for free!

What if I don’t have a car?

We do have pedestrian access onto the foot safari from Prescot train station and local bus stops. Find more information on how to get to the safari here.

I can’t come anymore, can I have a refund?

We’re sorry all tickets are non-refundable.

Will there be food and drink available to purchase?

There is a selection of both hot and cold food and drink on offer at Enchanted.  Alcohol cannot be brought into the event.

Do I have to prebook?

If capacity allows, we will take bookings on the gate, however we anticipate Santa’s Grotto being very popular and we will not be able to allow entry if we have reached our capacity.

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