West Midlands Safari Park
EVERYONE WELCOME! West Midland Safari Park – to celebrate 40 years welcoming visitors!
Whilst 2013 may be just around the corner – the animal reserves and Discovery Trail at West Midland Safari Park is still open for winter. Open every weekend from 10th November to 3rd February 2013 and daily from 24th November to Christmas Eve for their Santa Safari event, there are still plenty of opportunities to ‘go on safari’ even in winter at West Midland Safari Park.
The 2013 season is a very important one for the Park, as they will be celebrating their 40th Anniversary – and 40 years of welcoming visitors from all around the UK. Fully open daily from 9th February up to 3rd November 2013, West Midland Safari Park has an impressive line-up of fantastic family fun on offer, all set in 200 acres, along with 1700 magical animal encounters and great family fun rides.
As well as visiting the inspiring four-mile, self-drive safari home to a variety of wild and wonderful animals such as Indian Rhino; Cheetah; White Lions; Tigers; Giraffe; African Wild Dogs and Elephants, there are some marvellous attractions to visit on foot, too!
Penguin Cove, for instance, can be found in Discovery Trail along with a variety of splendid other attractions like Twilight Cave; Mark O’Shea’s Reptile World, Creepy Crawlies, Seaquarium and Sea Lion Theatre, with live Sea Lion shows performed several times each day.
“Walking with Lemurs” is the perfect place to encounter lemurs at close quarters in the largest Lemur Walk-through in the UK. This exciting exhibit is located in natural woodland beside a centuries old lake and is home to a variety of Lemur that include Ring Tailed, White-Front Brown and Red Bellied – all native of Madagascar and now totally free range at the Park.
Then, there’s an African themed interactive village that comes complete with village ‘huts’ and an African home that allows visitors to peek behind the scenes to catch a glimpse of what life could be like in an African Village. There are also plenty of friendly animal encounters that include the opportunity to feed some of the Somali Sheep, Pygmy Goats and Cameroon Sheep.
Last but not least, is Meerkat Mayhem. The exhibit has glass walls to allow the perfect viewing opportunity of these highly interesting and often amusing little animals.
Hippo Lakes is home to the largest family group of Hippo in the Country and the Safari Express Train ride takes the direct route from the car park to the Amusement Area, which is packed with all kinds of fun rides and attractions, including some exhilarating rides like the Black Fly! Twister! Wild River Rafting! Rhinocoaster! Zambezi Water Splash and Venom, as well as Cubs Kingdom – an area especially created for younger members of your group. (Rides charged extra in all cases and closed in winter).
What’s more the Park has a great line up of seasonal events too. Late night opening throughout August, Spooky Spectacular for October half term, Firework Festival in November, Wild Winter Weekends to bridge the gap between winter and spring, culminating in Santa Safari - a Christmas Wonderland that starts in December.
New for 2013
A major new exhibit for the animal reserves opens Easter 2013.
|Adult||£16.99||Includes free return ticket|
|Child||£12.99||3-15 years. Includes free return ticket|
|Concession||£15.99||Includes free return ticket|
To view our 2013 calendar please click here
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From Birmingham Take Hagley Road to Quinton Expressway A456 through Hagley and Blakedown following Safari Park signs through Kidderminster to Bewdley. From Wolverhampton Take A449 to K'minster. Take A456 to Bewdley. From North Take M6 South leave on exit 8 and join M5. Take M5 to exit 3 and follow A456 through K'minster to Bewdley. From South Take M5 North leave on exit 6 and follow A449 to K'minster. Take A456 to Bewdley
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