Experience the Liverpool’s wildest day out with a trip to family-favourite, Knowsley Safari.
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 tigers, all from the comfort of the Baboon Bus.
The drive through lion enclosure is a real highlight of the safari drive while for many visitors the baboons are the stars of the show. Up close on the Baboon Bus, you’ll get a great view of the monkey madness; the boisterous baboons that have become Knowsley’s trademark.
An all day destination, and the fun doesn’t end with the Safari Drive at Knowsley. On the Walkaround Area, you can take a walk on the dark side through the Bat Forest – a 5* home from home for 100 Egyptian fruit bats, or marvel at the birds of prey. The ‘beak to face’ Birds of Prey Experience includes vulture feeding, flying displays, bird handling and even the chance to see a baby bird hatch. Anything could happen as they swoop and dive just inches above your head!
What’s more you can get up close and personal at the Giraffe Tower and the Elephant Platform, watch the sea lions splash about in our sea lion show, get acquainted with the family of meerkats, or bravely venture into the Bug House.
As well as the exotic animals who make Knowsley their home, at the park you can also see an array of native British wildlife. Ten species of waterfowl nest around the park’s Mizzy Lake; kestrels and buzzards can be spotted in the woodland and with patience brown hares, stoats, weasels and squirrels can also be spotted.
Location and Getting Here
Prescot, Merseyside L34 4AN
0151 430 9009
The park is close to a number of public transport links, making travelling easy for those without their own vehicle.
Prescot train and bus stations are only a few minutes drive from the park. Trains arrive at Prescot Station from Liverpool Lime Street every 30 mins, or the No. 10 bus travels between Liverpool & St Helens every 10 mins during weekdays and 30 mins at weekends.
We highly recommend that visitors arriving by public transport make use of local taxi firms for the short trip between local transport hubs and the park, as we are located off the busy A58 bypass.
Britannia: 0151 289 2000
All Black Cabs: 0151 430 9555
Both companies are able to provide wheelchair accessible vehicles if arranged in advance.
The site opens from 10am daily, but for individual attractions please check the Knowsley Safari website.