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Longleat Safari Park

June 25, 2017

Last month when Sam and I visited Wiltshire, we took a day trip to Longleat Safari Park. I had wanted to visit Longleat for ages and it ended up being such a fun day out!

Safari Drive Through

When you arrive at the Longleat safari entrance they hand you a CD. This guides you through each section of the safari with some information about the animals. The first stop is the African village and walking safari where you can park your car to get out to explore.

Longleat Safari Park GiraffeLongleat Safari Park Lemurs - Enjoy the Adventure travel blogYou can even walk side by side with the Lemurs!

We then decided to brave the Monkey drive through. The monkeys will jump on your car and could possibly break something. Sam has to get a new back windscreen wiper! However, it is a lot of fun watching the monkeys jump all over other people’s cars and seeing the cute babies. If you don’t want to risk it then you can just take the by pass lane and carry onto the next part of the safari or take a bus which you can organise through Longleat here.

Longleat Safari Park Monkeys - Enjoy the Adventure travel blogLongleat Safari Park Monkeys - Enjoy the Adventure travel blogLongleat Safari Park Elephant - Enjoy the Adventure travel blogWe then passed Annie the elephant!Longleat Safari Park Deer - Enjoy the Adventure travel blogAnother fun part was the Deer enclosure where you can purchase a cup of deer pellets for £1 to feed them through the window. It was pretty busy and we were in the wrong lane so Sam thought it was a great idea to feed them a packet of shortbread biscuits. The Deer loved the shortbread and wouldn’t leave us alone haha!Longleat Safari Park Rhino - Enjoy the Adventure travel blogLongleat Safari Park Lion - Enjoy the Adventure travel blog

Longleat House

Longleat Safari Park House - Enjoy the Adventure travel blogMazeLongleat Safari Park Maze - Enjoy the Adventure travel blogBoat tripLongleat Safari Park Boat trip - Enjoy the Adventure travel blogOn the boat trip you’ll cruise past Gorilla colony, seeing Nico the oldest male Gorilla in Europe in his own private home. Our tour guide told us that he has a T.V and enjoys watching Peppa Pig or spending time chasing the birds. You will also pass by the hippos which are  pretty hard to see as they sleep a lot.  The sea lions come right up beside the boat and you can buy fish to feed them, it was so funny listening to them bark for the fish!

Information 

  • Safari drive through takes between 2-3 hours depending how busy it is and how long you want to spend in each area
  • On the safari drive the only toilet stop is at the African village none after that until back at Longleat house and main square
  • There are plenty of food options such as pizzas, burgers, sandwiches or snacks.
  • You can feed the Giraffe at 10.30am or 2pm at the African Village
  • Feed the Deer for £1
  • Opportunity to feed the sea lions on the boat trip for £1
  • Arrive early and spend all day here as there’s so much to do
  • Cost – £33.95 at gate or £28.85 online

Location

Address: Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7NW – if using a sat nav use this post code BA12 7JS

Longleat is just off the A36 between Bath and Salisbury

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My trip to Longleat Safari Park was complimentary in exchange for this review. However, all views and opinions are my own.

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12 Comments

  • Reply Zoe June 25, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    I really must go to Longleat! Safari in our own country.

    • Reply enjoytheadventures2017 June 26, 2017 at 7:18 am

      Yeah it’s so cool having a Safari in the UK!

  • Reply Dippy-Dotty Girl June 25, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    Gorgeous photos Jess. The shortbread-loving deer are too cute!

    • Reply enjoytheadventures2017 June 26, 2017 at 7:19 am

      Thanks the deer were adorable!

  • Reply naturebird June 26, 2017 at 9:18 am

    At first i thought this was in Africa… thats really cool, great pictures and a nice read.

    • Reply enjoytheadventures June 27, 2017 at 10:02 am

      Yeah it doesn’t seem like somewhere in the UK. Thanks for reading 🙂

  • Reply Mrs.S LDN June 26, 2017 at 9:51 am

    I never knew there was safari in the UK! This looks like such a good day out! Its 3 hours from me so not to bad at all!! Thanks for the tips!! xx

    • Reply enjoytheadventures June 27, 2017 at 10:03 am

      Thanks! It’s worth a visit such a fun day out x

      • Reply Mrs.S LDN June 27, 2017 at 10:00 pm

        Its now on the UK bucket list!!! Thank you!!! xxx

  • Reply tumbling into wonderland June 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    I love Longleat! We’ve never been brave enough to drive through the monkeys, we’ve seen too many horror stories.

  • Reply lyliarose July 13, 2017 at 8:12 am

    This looks absolutely amazing and not too far from us (Gloucestershire)! I’m planning a sort of staycation in the October half term and looking for more things to do so I’ve just emailed hubby your blog post as I think this is a must!

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