Open daily 21 March to 3 November, plus selected other dates; see official website for details.
Open from 10am (9:30 on bank holiday weekends) until up to 7:30pm. Closing times vary through the year; see official website for details.
Day Ticket (visit all attractions any number of times in a single day):
Disabled visitors and registered carers (one per disabled person) admitted at half price.
A `Safari Bus' service is also available, at an additional charge per person, for those who arrive on public transport or with soft top vehicles, see Longleat's website for details.
Online discounts, two-day and annual tickets also available, see official website for details.
Longleat is set in 900 acres of stunning `Capability Brown landscaped parkland' and a further 8,000 acres of woodlands, lakes and farmland, the centrepiece of which is the magnificent Longleat House.
Longleat House was the first stately home to open its doors to the public and fittingly, Longleat Safari was the first drive-through Safari Park to open outside of Africa. More recently, Longleat has been the star of BBC's Animal Park series.
The Safari journey is divided into a series of enclosures:
The East Africa Reserve features herds of Rothschild Giraffe and Grants Zebra. You can get out of your car and walk around at the Observation Platform and Trading Post picnic area, where you can see Wallabies, Brazilian Tapir, Ostriches, Llamas, Camels, Pygmy Goats and Shetland Ponies.
Flamingo Valley is home to a flock of around 40 Chilean Flamingos, together with African Spoonbills, Sacred Ibis and waterfowl.
The Monkey Jungle houses Indian Water Buffalo and Black Buck as well as the troop of Rhesus monkeys. A bypass route is available for those who would rather not take their car through this area.
The Big Game Park has herds of Southern White Rhinos, Ankole Cattle, Pere David's Deer, Scimitar Horned Oryx and the Bactrian Camels.
The Deer Park is home to herds of Fallow Deer, which have been on the estate since the 16th century, and Red Deer.
The Pelican Pond is home to the first breeding group of Pink-backed Pelicans in the British Isles.
Then comes Tiger Territory, home to the park's lone Tiger, followed by Lion Country, with two separate prides, the Cheetah Kingdom, and finally Wolf Wood, with its pack of Canadian Timber Wolves.
In addition to the main Safari Park, Longleat also has a Butterfly Garden, with hundreds of exotic butterflies from around the world, and the Jungle Kingdom, Monkey Temple and Animal Adventure areas, with the UK's first Meerkat walk-through enclosure and a variety of smaller animals, including rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, chinchillas, otters, snakes, lizards, and tortoises. This area also hosts regular `Meet the Creatures' sessions, where you can get really close to some of them, while listening to informative talks.
The Safari Boats on the lake allow you to get close to the island in the middle, which is home to a pair of Lowland Gorillas, and the lake itself is home to a group of Californian Sealions, that enjoy swimming alongside the boats.
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Cellar Cafe, Tropical Storm Cafe, a variety of smaller outlets and kiosks, several picnic areas.
Baby changing facilities, King Arthur's Mirror Maze, Tea Cups, Dolls Houses, Longleat Railway, Safari Boats, Adventure Castle and Blue Peter Maze, Postman Pat Village
Disabled toilets. Most of Longleat is accessible to wheelchair users but full details can be found on Longleat's website.
Assistance dogs are allowed at Longleat but not in certain areas. Free kennelling is available at the entrance to the Safari Park on a first come, first served basis. See Longleat's website for full details.
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Invertebrates
Note: The animal pictures on this page are merely representative of this type of attraction; they do not mean that the animals can be found at this specific attraction.
Cheetahs, lions, rhinos, monkeys, giraffes, zebras, wolves, deer, tigers, camels, gorillas
Cheetah Kingdom drive-through.
Hunters of the Sky falconry displays.
Jungle Kingdom, including walk-through Meerkat enclosure.
The Bat Cave with Fruit Bats.
Animal Adventure, an interactive, hands-on animal experience.
Life and Times of Henry Lord Bath, Family Bygones Exhibition, Scale Model of Longleat House, State Chariot, Secret Garden, Pleasure Walk, Safari Bus service (at an additional charge) and several gift shops.
How To Get There:
Longleat located on the A362 between Frome and Warminster, just off the A36 main Bath - Salisbury road
From the South East:
Follow the M3 to junction8, then take the A303 west towards Andover. Continue past Andover and Stonehenge to junction with A36. Turn right onto A36 towards Bath. Continue on A36 past Warminster, then turn left onto A362 towards Frome, to Corsley Heath. At the far end of the village, turn left and follow the signs to Longleat Safari Park.
From the South West:
Follow the A303 towards London, to junction with A350. Turn left onto A350 towards Warminster. Turn left onto A36 towards Bath and continue to Longleat Safari Park as described above.
From the South:
Follow the A350 north past Blandford Forum and through Shaftesbury, towards Warminster. Turn left onto A36 towards Bath, and continue to Longleat Safari Park as described above.
From the North:
Follow M5 and M4 to junction 18, then turn south onto A46 towards Bath. Briefly join the A4 into Bath, then turn left onto A36 towards Salisbury. Continue on A36 around Warminster, then turn right onto A362 towards Frome, to Corsley Heath. Follow the signs to Longleat Safari Park as described above.
From Shepton Mallet and the West:
Follow the A361 towards and around Frome. Turn right onto A362 towards Warminster. On outskirts of Corsley Heath village, turn right and follow the signs to Longleat Safari Park.
By Public Transport
The nearest train station, Warminster, is approximately 5 miles from Longleat. Warminster is on the Cardiff to Portsmouth line.
Westbury station is approximately 12 miles from Longleat and connects directly with London, being on the Paddington to Penzance line.
Both train stations are serviced by taxis which will bring you directly to Longleat.
For details on train times please contact the National Rail Enquiry line on 08457 484950 or visit their website www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Data on this page last updated: Apr 13 2014