Situated just off the A36 between Bath and Salisbury (A362 Warminster – Frome Road), Longleat Safari & Adventure Park is only just over an hour’s drive away from Lakeside Holiday Park and is the UK’s number one safari and adventure park and is a great day out for the whole family.
Longleat was the first Safari Park to open outside of South Africa in 1966 and is constantly changing with numerous exciting experiences such as the Deadly Safari, the Monkey ‘Drive Thru’ and the Cheetah Kingdom, as well as giving it’s visitors the opportunity to hand feed the giraffes at the African Village or maybe take a walk through the Bat Cave, which is home to a colony of free flying Egyptian fruit bats, or go for a walkabout with the Meerkats in Jungle Kingdom.
Moving on from the Safari Park, Longleat also offers a variety of activities and play areas for kids of all ages to enjoy and have fun. The Adventure Castle is a Medieval fortress that offers swings, bridges, tunnels and nets for the older kids whilst the Play Kingdom Tent offers the same sort of fun but is aimed at kids between the ages of 18 months and 5 years old. From the end of March to the end of September, children can also enjoy the Splashpad which features water jets leaping out and spraying out when you least expect it – so make sure you take a towel!!
Whether you are after a snack or a family meal, there are a wide variety of eating establishments and kiosks throughout the park that make every effort to cater for all dietary requirements. The Tropical Storm Café promises an eating experience like no other and comes to life with life-like thunderstorms, animal sounds and a cascading waterfall.
Longleat Safari and Adventure Park offers a fun, action packed day for the whole family and should be added to your list of holiday fun days out!
If the Safari Park is not for you then why not head over to Longleat House for a 40 minute guided tour? (tours are given every morning between 10.00 am – 11.45 am but please check their website for times as tours have to be booked 24 hours in advance, admission prices for Longleat House and the Safari Park are paid separately).
This beautiful stately home, situated in 900 acres of land is home to an array of antiques, paintings and some 40,000 books, which are indexed across some 7 libraries, making this private collection one of the largest of its kind in Europe.
Longleat House is a firm family favourite, steeped in history and regarded as an outstanding example of British architecture.