In a nutshell

Unforgettable safari drive-through, NEW Koala Creek, animal encounters, adventure play, Longleat House and much more. Hugely popular day out in Wiltshire!


Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7NW

Contact details

Tel: 01985 844400

Web: www.longleat.co.uk

Activity type

Animals, Birthdays, Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Outdoor Activities, Trips and Transport

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(based on family of 4; please see the website for full details)

Longleat details...

Stand tall with giraffes, walk on the wild side with lemurs, meet England’s only koalas and get up close to many of Africa and Asia’s majestic animals during a family day out at Longleat, the fabulous safari and adventure park near Warminster in Wiltshire.

Set in 900 acres of grounds and gardens created by the renowned ’Capability’ Brown, Longleat House allows visitors to go back in time, experiencing over 450 years of history in one of Britain’s finest stately homes. Discover over 15 grand rooms and make your way down sweeping corridors to hear ghostly tales of the Grey Lady and marvel at priceless antiques and many treasures including fine tapestries and exquisite ceilings and paintings.

One of the highlights of your day out will be the Safari Drive Through. Visit Wolf Wood, enjoy watching giraffe and zebra graze, observe the cheetah and brave the infamous Monkey Drive-Through, one of Longleat’s most unforgettable experiences! Don’t miss the two prides of lions, tigers, southern white rhinos, camels and wildebeest.

After your safari, head for the Main Square where you can enjoy encounters with Longleat’s colony of Humboldt penguins, hop on the Jungle Express or take a Jungle Cruise round Half Mile Lake, past the gorilla colony with sea lions as escort. Get close to a host of exotic animals such as giant anteaters, porcupines, coati and more in Jungle Kingdom.

Stroll through Monkey Temple, home to marmosets and tamarins, explore the walkthrough meerkat enclosure and peer into the open-air pool to see eight species of ray. Meet Egyptian fruit bats, touch tarantulas, stroke snakes, watch a parrot show and cuddle rabbits and guinea pigs.

NEW for 2019 is Koala Creek, open from 29th March. So take the children to meet the Safari Park’s furthest travelled residents – a group of Southern koalas and a couple of delightful wombats. Potoroo will also be living in the antipodean abode.

Children will love exploring the Adventure Castle, an enchanting medieval fortress and adventure playground, cooling off in the Splashpad during the warmer summer months and finding their way out of one of the world’s biggest hedge mazes. The very youngest visitors will be delighted by all the fun things to do in both Play Kingdom and Little Explorer’s Garden.

During the year, look out for special events such as Easter shows, firework spectaculars and the Festival of Light at Christmas.

Please visit www.longleat.co.uk for opening times and ticket information.

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Longleat Events

Australian Summer at Longleat

Open 20th July 2019 - 2nd September 2019

Look forward to a fabulous day out in Wiltshire from 20th July to 2nd September and celebrate Longleat's new Australian residents' first British summer!

Sky Safari 2019 at Longleat

Open 13th September 2019 - 15th September 2019

Hot air balloons in the skies above Longleat in Wiltshire on 13th, 14th & 15th September. Daily mass ascents and night glows on the Friday and Saturday.

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