West Midland Safari Park
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Tel: 01299 402 114
The four-mile self-drive safari is home to some of the world’s most beautiful and critically endangered animals. Split into African and Asian areas, almost all of the animals are free-roaming and can literally walk straight past your car.
In the African Plains, you will experience some of Africa’s largest animals; from gentle giraffe to huge-horned Ankole cattle and curious Congo buffalo, to mesmerising zebra. There is also the chance to glimpse our newest arrivals - two boisterous white rhino calves.
Wild Asia and Asian Lowlands allows you to come face-to-face with an array of endangered deer and antelope, as well as Bactrian camels. You may also get a glimpse of the world’s rarest deer; the Philippine spotted deer. Not forgetting of course, the endearing Indian rhinos and gentle banteng.
The Carnivores section is home to some of the world’s greatest hunters. See the fastest land mammal as you drive through Cheetah Plains and marvel at the magnificent Sumatran tigers and rare painted dogs. Watch the beautiful dhole playing in Wild Woods and go off-road to get closer to the king of beasts in Realm of the Lions.
Towards the end of your safari, you will find our two African elephants, Five and Sutton. Female Five came from an elephant orphanage in Kruger National Park. Sutton (Five’s son), was born in 2014 following artificial insemination, using semen from a wild bull in South Africa. He is the first elephant calf to be born at the Park and one of the first in the world to be born from a procedure using a wild bull.
The walk-through Discovery Trail is a fantastic all-weather attraction, hosting several animal exhibits, a variety of encounters, talks and shows and a virtual reality river ride.
Observe the Humboldt penguins in Penguin Cove, as they ‘fly’ effortlessly through the water, or see how many bats and douroucouli (night monkeys) you can spot in our Twilight Cave. Face your phobias in Creepy Crawlies or find the colourful fish in the Aquarium.
At Red Panda Retreat, you will be able to spot Mei Lin and Sanka, as the pair explore their habitat. Reptile World is home to some of the largest and most deadly reptiles on the planet. See the giant green anacondas, shy pancake tortoises and brightly coloured dart frogs.
In Lorikeet Landing, you can get up close to our amazing flock of rainbow lorikeets in their specially designed, heated enclosure. For a small charge, you can purchase a pot of nectar and marvel at these beautiful birds up close, as they perch and eat from your hand.
In addition to all of the exhibits, there are daily feeds, talks and encounters, including the fantastic Sea Lion Show, where our fabulous California sea lions show off their amazing behaviours, both in and out of the water. There is also the chance to feed our penguins, meet one of the Park’s small, friendly animals, or learn more about life in cold blood at the reptile talks.
Land of the Living Dinosaurs
Step back in time as you come face to face with some of the largest, most unusual and fearsome animals to ever roam the planet. Land of the Living Dinosaurs features over 40 life-size, animatronic dinosaurs, making it the largest animatronic dinosaur attraction in the UK. All dinosaurs have moving arms, tails and heads and you can even see them ‘breathing’. Life-like grunts, squawks and mighty roars emit from the prehistoric beasts and along with themed planting, geyser and swamps, the immersive experience makes you feel as if the story of the dinosaurs is unfolding in front of you.
See friendly stegosaurus, ginormous Argentinosaurus and the terrifying t-rex as you journey through the four different time periods, starting with the Permian and ending with the Cretaceous. There is even a chance to dig for fossils in our Dino Dig.
Continue the prehistoric adventure and venture into the UK’s largest Ice Age exhibit. Ice Age is an immersive, multi-sensory experience, allowing guests to step back in time and walk amongst the magnificent creatures that roamed the Earth millions of years ago. It has three distinct and interactive time zones and also features an enormous rumbling volcano and huge atmospheric ice cave, both of which can be walked through by explorers. These moving, breathing and roaring creatures include a giant ground sloth, menacing hell pig and a herd of ginormous mammoth.
The African Village, located just past the Adventure Theme Park, houses our lemurs and meerkats, plus a walk-through area where you can feed our friendly sheep and goats.
On the way to the Village, make sure you look out for our pod of wallowing hippos. We have the largest pod in the UK and there is a chance to feed them and learn all about their different personalities at the daily Hippo Encounters.
Meerkat Mayhem is home to three mobs of inquisitive, cheeky meerkats. Be immersed in the middle of a true meerkat manor as you watch them socialise, play and forage. You can even feed them in our daily talk.
Walk with lemurs in Lemur Woods - the largest walk-through lemur wood in the UK. Two species of lemurs jump, swing and play around you, as you stroll through the woodland. The Goat Walk allows you to meet and feed our mischievous sheep and goats, and you can see views of our ostriches too.
Adventure Theme Park
If a whole host of animal attractions wasn’t enough, we also have a theme park to make your day even more exciting. The Adventure Theme Park is open daily during the summer season and has a variety of rides, suitable for all of the family.
From traditionalrides showcasing ‘all the fun of the fair’, to water rides and rollercoasters, there is something for the thrill seekers and the younger members of the family. Test your skills on the dodgems, whizz down the slides, plummet 30m towards the earth on Venom Tower Drop, or soar high above the ground on Kong. Some of our rides are definitely not for the faint-hearted!
As well as the rides, the Adventure Theme Park hosts various games stands, and an arcade full of your favourite amusement machines.
PLEASE NOTE: The amusement area and rides are closed during the Winter Season.
Boj’s Giggly Park Play Area
Boj’s Giggly Park opened in 2017 and is an immersive, multi-sensory and themed children’s play area, located next to the Park’s African Village. Here, children will be able to find CBeebies and S4C favourite ‘Boj’ and his friends whilst they explore and play in the five interactive zones, designed specifically for younger visitors.
It features different zones with characters from the show, such as Mia, Mr Cloppity and Denzil and has different activities and objects to explore, such as musical play, an adventure playground and Boj’s Burrow.
• All tickets purchased online, witout a Tesco Voucher, will also include a Free-Return Code to visit again within 6 months!*
• Ride Wristbands and Ride Tickets are charged extra to Admission Tickets. They are available to purchase separately on the day of your visit or in advance.
ADMISSION PRICES 2022:
Adult – £25.00
Child (3-15yrs) – £20.00
Student* – £22.00
Senior 65+ – £22.00
Carer** – Free
Under 3s – Free
Rides in the Adventure Theme Park are charged extra.
*Students can benefit from discounted admission and ride wristbands. Please bring valid photo I.D, displaying expiry date.
**We will admit a carer free of charge when a guest with disabilities purchases a full price adult or child ticket.
One of the following must be presented upon arrival in order to qualify for a free carer ticket:
Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Blue Badge (photo ID required)
Documentation should be dated within the last 24 months, documentation dated later than this may be rejected. Documentation may be printed or may be shown on mobile phones alongside physical photo IDs.
If more than one carer is required to accompany a guest with disabilities, a signed headed letter from a GP must be presented, detailing the required number of carers, alongside photo ID.
For carers who work within a professional care home, we will also accept a signed headed letter from the manager of the care home when accompanying paying residents/clients, alongside photo ID.
The above documentation will also be requested at the Wristband Office if a carer is required to accompany guests with disabilities on rides within the Adventure Theme Park.
From Birmingham: Take the main Hagley Road to the Quinton Expressway A456 through Hagley and Blakedown following Safari Park signs through Kidderminster to Bewdley.From Wolverhampton: Take the A449 to Kidderminster. Take the A456 to Bewdley.From the North: Take the M6 South, leave on exit 8 and join the M5. Take the M5 to exit 3 and follow the A456 through Kidderminster to Bewdley.From the South: Take the m5 North, leave on exit 6 and follow the A449 to Kidderminster. Take the A456 to Bewdley.
TRAINNearest train station = Kidderminster, approximately 4 miles from the Park.Trains are operated by 'London Midland' - www.londonmidland.co.uk.Travel enquiries: 0870 609 6060National Rail enquiries: 08457 484950 BUSNearest bus station = Kidderminster, approximately ½ mile from the train station. Visitors need to catch a bus to Bewdley. Bus stops are located on both sides of the carriage way outside the entrance to the Park. From the bus stop, the Park Reception is a 5-10 minute walk - a portion of which is uphill.
|19 Feb 2023 - 31 Dec 2023|
* Open selected dates during the winter season. For up-to-date opening times, please visit www.wmsp.co.uk/calendar
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