Adventure Calls! 

Looking for a wild, fun family day out? Look no further! Our impressive 5-mile wild animal safari drive is the longest in the UK, and is currently home to over 750 fascinating animals – you won’t find a more thrilling day out in the North West!

Please note, over the next couple of months National Highways are undergoing resurfacing work on the M57 between junctions 1 and 2 which may affect your journey. Further information, latest updates and diversion routes can found here.

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"Today Isla was exploring the grasslands of Knowsley safari were she got these amazing pictures and as you can see was very unsure about the monkeys on the car 😁"
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  • Coaches and buses with roof-top skylights are only suitable for the car-friendly route.
  • Please do not touch or feed the animals in the safari park.
  • Soft-top cars are not allowed through the lion or monkey section, however are suitable for the car-friendly route.
  • Baboons may damage your car, so you can either use the car-friendly route or be prepared for this possibility.
  • Dogs are no longer allowed in any areas of the safari park.  We do however provide basic accommodation for your dog.
  • Please read and comply with all signs, especially to keep windows and doors locked and closed when in the Baboon enclosure and Lion Reserves.
  • It’s the driver’s responsibility to ensure everyone stays in the car in the safari park, and precautions are taken for their car. For your own safety do not get out of your car as there are wild animals on the safari drive.
  • Sitting on your car roof on the safari drive is not permitted.
  • Convertibles must keep the roof closed for the entire safari drive, open top vehicles not permitted.
  • Please drive on if any large animal approaches the vehicle – it’s the driver’s responsibility to do so.
  • If you break down or need assistance, please stay in the car, sound the horn and wait for a patrol vehicle to come.
  • Children must be under the supervision of adults, and cars containing children must keep the doors locked at all times.
  • We remind guests that they should continue to follow the law to stay safe on the safari drive, please wear seatbelts at all times, do not allow children to sit on knees and stay within the 20 mph speed limit


Dogs are not allowed in any areas of the safari park. This includes both the safari drive and also the pedestrian areas of the park.

We do however provide basic accommodation for your dog should you wish to bring them on your trip.

A £5.00 refundable padlock is available at reception on arrival.

Our kennels provide basic accommodation for your pet. Drinking water is available but we do not provide water bowls or blankets. Please feel free to bring with you any items that will make your pet as comfortable as possible.

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.

Adult changing facilities

We have Adult changing room with hoist facilities. These designated accessible facilities are located in the main toilet block by our disabled parking. Please click the link above for more information.

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.

Assistance dogs

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.

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Gold Membership

For those who want the whole package. 

  • Free admission every day
  • Free wristbands*
  • 20% off in our restaurants
  • 20% off experiences 
  • 1 Free Baboon Bus ticket

(Terms and conditions apply)

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Silver Membership

Free admission to the safari 7 days a week and lots more!

  • Free admission everyday
  • Discount birthday parties
  • Free sticker packs each visit

(Terms and conditions apply)

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Kick off your day with a tour of the 550 acre Safari Drive and get acquainted with over 700 wild animals, from baboons to camels, wildebeest to rhinos, all from the comfort of your own car. The fun doesn’t end with the Safari Drive! On the Foot Safari, you can explore our new Amur Tiger Trail. This is no ordinary walk in the woods! Step into the tiger’s territory as you make your way into the forest. Keep your eyes peeled for tigers, because they’ll have already spotted you! 

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