Knowsley Safari Park


You may have read my recent post about our long weekend away in Frodsham/Chester to celebrate the Mother In Law's 60th Birthday. On the Saturday we went to Knowsley Safari Park. Mia and Elliw were super excited. Mia was excited to see the Rhino's and the Giraffes whilst Elliw was excited to see the Monkeys. I was just excited to see all the different animals and take lots of photos. In fact I took over 200 photos that day.

When we arrived there were many cars queuing to go in. We were lucky that my partners parents have a 7 seated car so we all fitted in the car and off we went. Every car was going really slow, taking lots of photos and parking up on the side to watch the animals. The road is big enough for two cars, so if you are not wanting to wait behind then you can over take the car in front, although I would advise to drive slowly.



First off we saw the lions. Before entering where the lions were there were signs to say no soft-top cars, lock doors and windows. All the lions were in one space lying down. One car hooted their horn and all the lions woke up but slowly went back down again. I managed to get a photo of the female and male lion, which I am proud of! What do you think?

We watched the lions for a while. There was a few cars in front of us and we were just lucky to have passed whilst the lions heads came up. Perfect time for photos.



My favourite part of the Safari Park was going through the part where the monkeys were! I would advise you to take wipers off and make sure there isn't anything on the car for the monkeys to break! Two monkeys were hanging and pulling on a back wiper on a car in front of us, which of course got my partner and his father pretty worried about his car! The minute we arrived into the monkey place, two monkeys jumped on top of the car. You need to drive slow around here. It was lovely seeing all the mother and baby monkeys, Elliw loved them but got a bit scared when they were jumping on the car. Great experience for children though.


Rhino's! Mia's animal that she was excited too see. They were a bit too far away, lucky I have a good zoom on my camera though. She didn't take much noticed of them because she couldn't really see them. There were a few Ostriches on the road where the cars were going. There was a big que once on both sides because this particular ostrich was very keen on going up to every car and looking through each window. It was pretty funny and interesting once the ostrich got closer. Of course, everyone's cameras were out!


 


We arrived to the end of the ride. There was a sign saying we could go around again. As you are allowed to go around the Safari park as many times as you like! Which is a bonus. At first we were pretty gutted as we thought they had no elephants and giraffes but as we went more forward towards the amusement park we saw the elephants and giraffes! We parked up and went for a walk to see them. The elephants were pretty far away so the girls weren't fully interested but we then saw some Meerkats and giraffes which the girls loved.







There were a few rides for children in the park. Perfect ending for the day. We went to buy a wristband each for the girls. Their great-grandmother {partners grandmother} gave the girls £10 each so we spent that on their wristbands. The wristbands are £10 each and allows the child to go any ride, as many times as they like. They went on most rides twice so they did make use of the wristbands, so I guess they were worth the price in the end.

The first ride they went on was the small swinging boat. I think they would have enjoyed the bigger one better. They also went on some animal ride, carousel, teacups {which went up really high!} and a train! They also got their face painted. Face paint was £4.50 each. They were both tigers.









We really enjoyed the whole day. Adults were allowed on anything for free, aslong as the child had their wristband. If you are going Chester way I would advise you to visit Knowsley Safari Park if you are looking for a fun family day out! Great fun for adults and children of all ages.

Have you visited Knowsley Safari Park? What did you think?

* I was not paid or given free tickets to write this. We paid for everything ourselves. I have written this post to document the day we had.

37 comments

  1. Sounds like a great day. Lovely photos. I've always wanted to go to a safari park, might go when Osian's older xxx

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  2. What a wonderful sounding day and I love the wristband idea and rides, the animals are amazing but lovely for the kids to be able to get out of the car and play too. Do come and join me for Country Kids, a lovely outdoor adventure.

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  3. Such gorgeous photos, looks like a fab day out! I would love to go to a safari park!
    Becky x

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  4. Great photos! Looks like you had a great day out! :) #MyCapturedMoment

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  5. We were here the week before you. We loved it too. We weren't brave enough to take our cars through the Baboons, but got the bus instead. That was a pretty cool experience

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  6. What a fun day out..looks like somewhere M would love to go! Your photos are great too. I am the same, I just snap away and then get home to see I have taken 200+!! :-) #brilliantblogposts

    http://www.mummandmore.blogspot.com

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  7. Looks like you had a fab day out, my little boy would love this he adores the Zoo and animals! Thanks for sharing with the #bestandworst and hope to see you again next week :-) x

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  8. Ah fantastic, you got some fab shots there you got super close! My OH refuses to take us as he thinks the animals will ruin his car! haha!! #BinkyLinky

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  9. Such great photos - the ones of the lion are stunning. Thanks for linking up to #iotw - the summer special! Hope to see you there again over the summer!

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  10. I love safari parks and it looks like you had a super time,must visit one day fab photos thanks for linking to the Binkylinky

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  11. Wow, you got some really good photos! My husband and I are planning a trip to West Midlands Safari Park. I've wanted to go for so long now and I'm determined to make this year, the year that we go. Of course our girls will enjoy it too! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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  12. Such an amazing place! And I agree that you got a nice shot of the lion! I love that there are lots of things to do in addition to seeing the animals. Its a lovely way to spend your day. #pocolo

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  13. This place looks brilliant and i love your photos :) Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

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  14. I haven't visited this park but will definitely like too. Yeah, good shots of the Lions, monkey and the other animals. Good tips on driving slowly and taking wipers off. The thought that the lions could get to the cars doesn't appeal but it's a place I'd like to take my little one to, some day. :-) #IOTW

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  15. It looks like you all had a great day out. We are hoping to go there over the summer holidays x #MyCapturedMoment

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  16. Wow. These photos are fantastic especially the pictures of the male and female lions. It looks like such a wonderful day. It is lovely for the kids to see animals like this but it is also great that the children can have a good play and have fun on rides. Hugs Mrs H xxxx #MyCapturedMoment

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  17. Looks like so much fun! We recently went to Longleat Safari Park, it looks a lot like Knowsley. So amazing to get this close to such awesome animals! #mummymonday

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  18. looks like you had a super day and very happy 60th to the lady in question

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  19. I've not been but it looked like a great day and 200 photos! Impressive stuff. I love the lion ones. I quite like the giraffes but it would be interesting to see what my daughter would make of it!! The rides at the end look fun too and not bad for a tenner. I just paid £1.50 for a crappy ride in town for my girl hehe xx #mummymondays

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  20. I used to live near there. Haven't been for ages though, looks wonderful x

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    1. Thanks for linking up to #PointShoot x

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  21. Oh how lovely! I've been wanting to go to a drive-thru safari adventure. Maybe when the baby is a bit older and can enjoy it, we can go on a trip!

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  22. This looks amazing, Knowsleys been on my to do list for a while now I might need to finally visit this summer!
    AliceMegan

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  23. What a lovely day. I love the monkeys, though I've not had them on my car. Love the face paints.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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  24. Visiting from Mummy Bloggers

    This park looks like so much fun, and you got some wonderful shots of the animals and the rides! We have one similiar to yours, but we're in a cart, we don't actually get out of the car. We get to feed the animals but only certain food. Whenever I'm in England, I'll have to check this out.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  25. This look great and I didn't realize it isn't that far for me to take the kids sometime. Sounds ace. Love all the fun filled photos. What an adventure to experience all together. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me, I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round. #sharewithme

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  26. These are great pictures of what obviously was an amazing day out, full of fun and adventure! Thank you so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment

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  27. Looks like a lovely day out. I haven't been to that safari park, but we live near one and visit at least once a year. My favourite part is the monkeys too. Thanks for linking up to #PickNMix

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  28. Great pictures and a lovely post of a fab family day out.
    Linking with #MyCapturedMoment
    Sammy x

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  29. not sure I've ever been! looks ace

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  30. We love the safari park too, it's fab! You've taken some fabulous photos, you got to see loads of animals xxx #MyCapturedMoment

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  31. What fab photos! Every child should visit a Safari at least once in their childhood, they really are magical! Viewed via Brilliant Blog Posts x

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  32. It looks fantastic! I love visiting safari parks, the animals are great to watch and there's so much space for them to roam! I think I would have been worried about the car with the monkeys around too, our nearest one doesn't have monkeys in the drive through area, which is kind if disappointing really. Liking the giraffe too, perfect for a safari day out.
    Thanks for linking up to #Whatevertheweather :) x

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  33. I love this. I would LOVE to go to a safari park, especially to see the lions, they look so majestic. It sounds like this day really didn't disappoint. I must admit I would be terrified of the monkeys around. They can be quite unpredictable at times. I've only ever heard of Longleat (I think that's probably because it's closer to us) but this safari park sounds just as good, I'm going to look it up now. Your photos are amazing. I really want to go. Thank you so much for linking to #whatevertheweather x

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  34. Great pictures of what was obviously a fantastic day out! Those pesky monkeys are funny but can be a right menace can' t they!? Thanks for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment x

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