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Safari parks

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Spend a day with your family at one of Britain's fabulous safari parks. More recently safari parks have enjoyed a surge of popularity and offer a fantastic chance to see wild and exotic animals roaming free.

For most safari parks you'll need your own vehicle, but some offer safari buses to take you around. Here are a few of the best safari parks in Britain:

Knowsley Safari Park, Merseyside

Knowsley Safari Park is directed by the 19th Earl of Derby, and has around 30 species of mammal roaming 200 hectares of land, as well as a few birds, reptiles and invertebrates. Drive around to see tigers, lions, zebras, camels and much more, including the Monkey Jungle. There's also a sea lion show which children love.
Website and Prices : Knowsley Safari Park

Longleat Safari Park, Wiltshire

Opened in 1966, Longleat was the first safari park to be opened outside of Africa, and over 40 years later, it's still one of Britain's most popular wildlife attractions. The safari journey takes you through the East Africa Reserve, Big Game Park, Wolf Wood, Tiger Territory, Lion Country and Monkey Jungle (but beware, the monkeys like to hitch rides from passing vehicles!).
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Woburn Safari Park, Woburn

Woburn Safari Park is a great family day out. Take the safari drive trail around the park as many times as you like, visiting rhinos, lions, tigers, elephants and many more. And the excitement doesn't stop once you leave the safari reserves - it continues into the 40 acre leisure area, where there are more animals to see and adventures to be had.
Website and Prices : Woburn Safari Park

West Midland Safari Park, West Midlands

West Midland Safari Park is home to a variety of exotic and unusual animals which roam the reserves. The 4-mile drive through safari trail covers an area of 100 acres, and takes you through the Kingdom of the White Lions, Elephant & Waterbuck Reserve, Bengal Tiger Reserve, African Lion Reserve and African Wild Dog Reserve and many more.
Website and Prices : West Midland Safari Park