Longleat Safari Park - A must for those young at heart

Posted on 10/09/2013 by Michael Arthur

Longleat was the first drive through park developed outside of Africa and is the perfect place to spend the day to either test your nerves or explore the inner child in you. The site itself is about 2 hours south west of London is situated on a huge Estate in the countryside.

A safari park in England i hear you say? England and the word Safari may not go hand in hand but there is plenty on offer to see at this great park.


Longleat has over 500 different animals so there is plenty on offer to do within the grounds. What is great about Longleat is thats its a proper safari park. Grab your vehicle (Spaceships work well), wind up the windows, lock the door and head through on an hour long adventure passing by some of the worlds most dangerous creatures all from the safety of your vehicle. You are able to get up close...really close... to Tigers, Lions, Rhinos and even a Timberwolf. There is so much to see and do that one day may not be enough for some of you. You can get lost in the hedge maze (see pic), boggled in the King Arthur mirror maze,  feed some penguins, try your luck in an active bat cave, explore the river on a jungle cruise or just listen to the cries of the Monkey Jungle. 



Hard to miss on the way in is the Magnificent Long Leat house. This English stately home built in 16th Century has to be seen to be believed. Get lost amongt the long corridors and libriaries (there are 7 of them!) and make sure to check out the blood stained waiscoat worn by King Charles 1st on his execution.  Access to the house is included in your daily pass.




Location: Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 7NW

The site is located just off the A36 between Bath and Salisbury (A362 Warminster – Frome road).

Cost: £26 online price. Full day pass with access to all areas.

Campsite: Cheddar Bridge Touring Park (which we found on www.ukcaravans4hire.com)