26 reviews of Longleat Safari Park in English
The safari was interesting, a lioness came up to the car so we got a good look at her. Feeding the deer is a great experience, just remember if you have a child holding the cup the force of the deer may result in pellets all over your car.
The monkeys are a drivers nightmare, luckily we were visiting with friends and didn't need to worry. You see aerials, pieces of rubber and the odd licence plate scattered around the road, so don't choose to visit in your BMW.
I personally couldn't stand the hedge maze. It was a hot summers day, the hedge was overgrown, and it feels even longer in the heat. There were bugs everywhere and I just got frustrated.
The bat cave was great, though It's tough for a woman to keep silent when one flies at your face and you end up squealing.
The best part was probably the train ride we went on at the end. It had got cooler and it was a nice peaceful ride.
It's more for families with young children, not couples.
Amazing! I have always been fascinated towards Wildlife and at last I got a chance to explore the wildlife of Warminster. I must say this was an exhilarating experience and I think one should pay visit there. Animals Safari
I have been here twice, once as a small child and once with my own grandchild. Both visits were very special. I would recommend anyone to come for a visit no matter which age group you are. But you may want to bring a packed lunch as food prices are a bit dear. If its a hot day make sure you have some cool drinks in the car.
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Zoos are not really my thing but when it comes to Longleat. Longleat is certainly more than a zoo. I could not believe how huge it was. There was a lot to do. You could drive around the zoo where all the animals were and even through the monkeys where they would all jump on your car.
This is one of my favourite places ever.
At Longleat there are lots of things to do, as well as the safari park the hose and ground are also incredible and worth a look round.
The safari park is huge. The monkey are very naughty - always take the guided tour through the safari park because the monkeys will help themselves to parts of your car.
The bat cave is fabulous but do only go in if you like bats - as they do sometimes fly rather close.
When you go to Longleat you may think it’s a bit expensive to get in, but it’s worth it. There’s so much to do you’ll have a wonderful day.
It’s suitable for all ages.
We had a good time when we visited Longleat safari park. There are lots of animals to see. Some of them, such as the deer you can feed, by buying special tubs of food. There are giraffes there and hippos, but the most famous have to be the lions of Longleat. You have to stay in your car and when going through the lion enclosure for example, you have to keep all windows shut. If your car breaks down, you have to sound your horn and wait for staff to rescue you. When you go in to the safari park, you are given a CD to play in your car CD player that gives you a running commentary as you drive around. I would suggest missing out the monkey enclosure unless your don’t want your windscreen wipers any more.
I have been to Longleat so many times, both as a young child, as a teenager and now as an adult and I still find it a truly great place.
I love seeing the animals roaming free. Longleat contains a large number of animals, which take quite a while to get round to look at them all. This is especially tue of us since I love just sitting and watching the animals.
As other people have said, the monkeys can cause some slight damage if your not careful. When we went the monkys took a bit out of the rear rubber bumper right in the middle. This often became a talking point through because you could see the small teeth marks! Certainly provided interesting memories everytime i see the little mark.
The maze is great to if you want to spend a little while getting lost. They have helpers on hand who will help you out if you do need to get out.
You can also book to look around Lord Baths house which is amazingly interesting. He has created some very interesting rooms whre the whole room is literally a work of art.
The sea lions are great. Fish can be purchased to throw down to them, which means its possible to sometimes get some great photos.
Although the food is quite good it is a littkle expensive for what it is. If its a sunny day there is no excuse not to take a picnic since there are a huge areas to sit and have a picnic.
Also visit heavens gate if you get a chance, as it offers good views.
Without a doubt the best animal park in the entire country that I’ve ever been to. It’s so much nicer to see animals roaming around freely in large expanses of greenery doing what comes naturally. We were lucky enough to have wolves come right up to our car, we fed deer, saw giraffes up close and didn’t lose our windscreen wipers to the Monkeys. Top tip go round first thing in the morning before the animals have been fed because that’s when they’re most lively otherwise they’re all lazy sleeping in the afternoons and you may not get as much from your trip. The ticket price includes all of Longleats attractions and you can come back any day to use the entry as it’s difficult to get round everything in one day. One carer gets in free with disabled, plenty of parking for the cafes and shops.
I absolutely love Longleat Animal Safari! It was amazing. After watching the television show about the park for years I had always wanted to go and was not disappointed. I would advise getting there early because there is just so much to do. The Safari is by far the best bit. Watch out for the monkey enclosure, they play havoc with your car and are very cheeky. Our car didn’t get hit too badly, but a few people had some damage done. Animal corner is also good and we enjoyed the parrot show. The house wasn’t fully open when we were there which was a bit of a shame.
Well where do i start, this has been one of the best days of my life. We started with a tour round the stately home which was very interesting but i cant wait to see me some animals dude. Moving swiftly on to the interesting bit, well for me anyway! ma and pa loved the history of the house but me and little bro couldn’t wait for the bat cave. They had just fed the bats so they were flying round us eating their fruit in a make shift cave, i thought bats were ugly but they looked more like flying hamsters, not scary at all just fascinating and really cute. We then had a fun game of tag in the hall of mirrors, i lost when i ran into my own reflection, doh!
We moved on to pets corner, where we watched an amazing parrot show with real parrots doing cool tricks, i got to hold a snake, and my brother daniel held a tarantula, gross! They had guinea pigs, birds, badgers, lizards and bugs all of which you get to see up close.
We had an ice cream then went for a ride on the river boat. You get to feed the Sea Lions with fish and see the Silverback Gorilla that lives on the little island, apparently he has his own TV since his girlfriend died and he’s too old for a new mate.
We then had a walk round the stunning gardens, and looked in the butterfly den, I’ve never seen such beautifully coloured butterfly’s and they fly right past you because they live and breed in the den, makes a change from looking at them behind glass with a pin stuck through em!
THE MAZE, this is the most amazing maze i’ve ever seen, we all got totally lost, there’s a tower in the middle that we were trying to get to, with no luck we were all running round in circles laughing and calling to each other. Of course Dan found his way out first followed by me then mum, dad was not impressed and one of the wardens had to give him directions to get out, we were on the floor laughing. The warden said there’s an easy way to the tower and back out again, it seemed so easy and clever once he told us but i cant tell you as it’ll just ruin all the fun.
And lastly on our trip to Longleat we visited the Safari park. We drove through in our car and stopped to get out to look at the giraffe’s they are so tall and beautiful with big pretty eyes. For the rest of the journey we had to stay in our car and drive round slowly taking in all the wonderful sights and listening to the informative cd we were given. We saw Zebra’s and drove tentatively past the huge Rhino, you feel safe though as there are wardens in Zebra painted jeeps near by ready to scare them off if they get too upset, but i think they’re well and truly used to seeing cars go by. We still cant get over how huge they were. The infamous little monkeys that jump on your car as you drive through weren’t scared either and no they don’t trash your car, loads of them jump on and hitch a ride as far as they can go. The car in front had four on their roof they were such funny inquisitive little things. We drove through seperate enclosures each housing different animals on vast land that they could roam round on. The wolves which weren’t out to play sadly were hidden away somewhere. But we saw the Tigers parading back and forth marking their territory. And the Lions were awesome! we went by and they were so close lying around licking each others fur, and 2 of them were bizarelly climbing a tree, I’d love to see the local Firemen trying to get those kitty kats down!
I know i’ve gone on a bit but i haven’t mentioned half the amazing stuff we saw, it really is a must see for all the family, i’ve already decided i’m coming back to do it all again and hopefully see the wolves next time.
I also must add as an animal lover and a hater of zoo’s abroad where the animals aren’t well looked after. The animals at Longleat were housed in good conditions, with space and happy staff to care for them, and when we talked to them all seemed to love their jobs looking after the animals. What an absolutely marvelous place.
I have been to Longleat too many times to count over the years and have thoroughly enjoyed it each time. The Safari is brilliant (though I strenuously suggest you get there early so you are at the head of the queue of cars as they work their way through the park). Getting up close and personal with these beautiful animals is simply brilliant and all the kids who have been with me on my visits have had a blast. The monkey enclosure is great fun (especially if/when the monkeys are seen sat on cars ahead pulling off random pieces of car… not quite so funny when it is your own… been there had it happen lol). The good news though, if you don’t want your car potentially set upon you can avoid the enclosure. In the right season you can feed the deer from the car but the best is to come when you get to drive through lion, tiger and wolf country. A brilliant day out for all.
We had a fabulous time here. We purchased the passport but found we couldn’t do it all in one day so made a special trip to go back and finish it all!!! The safari was wonderful and the tigers and wolves were so close… I was fascinated by the silver back and will try to upload some pictures of him… He apparently was lonely after his mate died so they put a TV in his enclosure!!!I was amazed at how much there was here from the beautiful butterfly farm and the mystical garden to the trip on the train and the boat. Will definitely go again and recommend to anyone. The house was spectacular too. In fact it takes a while to take it all in.
Longleat has changed in recent years, but only for the better. It still has the drive through animal enclosures. We loved the monkeys, especially when they climbed on our car. They are very destructive though, we saw them rip the trim off of the new car in front of us, there were all sorts of car bits and pieces lying at the side of the road. The big cats were all very sleepy, but they were amazing to look at. Once through the big game country we parked up. The big house belonging to the Marquess of Bath was a little oppresive, the paintings were all rather odd, most had been painted by the marquess himself and some by his “wifelets”. Outside there were some virtual rides and we would have liked to go into the maze, but we ran out of time. All in all it is a place of great interest and a great day out.
I haven’t been to Longleat since I was a child and I have been meaning to visit it again but I suspect that its quite expensive now-a-days.
I remember I loved the safari park especially seeing the monkeys climbing on the cars and ripping off windscreen wipers etc and seeing the famous lions.
I think its a really good thing that the animals are in a large park rather than being shut in small cages.
Longleat also has a giant hedge maze, I going to Longleat for my birthday and looking forward to going in the maze, only to find that most of Longleat including the maze is closed in March!
This is one of my favourite places although i am not the biggest of animal lovers you can’t help but enjoy this place. The best time is to go in the morning when there is a smaller queue than at other times in the day.
We were lucky with the weather and the animals were relatively close to the car considering there is a large area for them to roam this was so amazing. The giraffes walked passed and we had to sit and wait for the rhino in front of our car to be moved by a tractor as we drove passed the lions who walked beside us what more could you ask for.
This was the first thing on our list and as a result we had plenty of time to stop and take photos and enjoy the experience. The animals being so close to us certainly made out visit fantastic i really can’t say enough and if you watch bbc programme animal park you can get a good idea of the animals you might see before you go.
This is a great day out with loads to see. I went in the height of summer which maybe is not such a good idea - going through the lions and other dangerous animals in a car with no air conditioning when it,s 28 outside!! My niece loved looking around the grand house and all of its rooms although this is probably best avoided if you have really young children that like to run around alot. My son loved the cruise to see the gorillas and to be told that they love watching kids programmes in the little hut! All in all a great day out which was made affordable with the Tesco voucher deal!
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