Access & facilities
We are committed to being as accessible as possible for all visitors. A summary of our facilities is set out below.
Parking for people with disabilities
There are five dedicated parking places for those with disabilities adjacent to the entrance by the coach park. There is no kerb between the parking area and the walk around area entrance.
Wheelchair / pushchair friendly entrance
The walk around area is on one level with ramped access at all kerbs. A wheelchair is also available for loan from the restaurant.
Accessible toilet and baby changing facilities
There are two unisex accessible toilets in the courtyard beside the shop and restaurant, a separate baby changing room, and a further two disabled toilets beside the car park towards the entrance of the safari drive. All WC’s also contains baby changing facilities.
Guide and hearing dogs are welcome to accompany their owners around the park. A water bowl can be provided. Assistance dogs are allowed access to pedestrian areas but not the animal areas. They are not allowed in the safari drive for safety reasons.
We provide baby changing facilities and we are happy to warm bottles or baby food for visitors using the cafe. The cafe aims to offer a range of child-friendly healthy snacks.
All viewing areas are accessible by wheelchairs and pushchairs, with the exception of the giraffe platform. Access to the equatorial viewing and elephant viewing platforms is via the giraffe house. Wheelchair spaces are available in the sea lion display – regrettably pushchairs and prams are not permitted in the sea lion auditorium
Equatorial Express and Baboon Bus
We provide a separate carriage for wheelchair users on the Equatorial Express railway and our Baboon Bus can be converted to allow one wheelchair (please provide 48 hours’ notice to allow conversion).
We no longer allow dogs in any area of the safari park, for the safety of all animals. There is on-site accommodation for pets away from the main animal enclosures, learn more here.
Assistance dogs are allowed access to pedestrian areas but not the animal areas. They are not allowed in the safari drive for safety reasons.