West Midland Safari & Leisure Park

Spring Grove, Bewdley, Worcestershire DY12 1LF

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Opening Times

Opening and closing times vary throughout the year, typically from 10am to 4 or 5pm; see the zoo's website for details.

Admission Prices



Children (3-15)


Under 3's








Visitors arriving by car:

These prices include a free return ticket for the same number of paying passengers, in the same vehicle, valid for the remainder of the same season (but not on Bank Holidays).

Visitors arriving on foot:

These prices include a guided tour by Safari Bus. (Available most weekends and holidays: it is advised that you call ahead if requiring this service to avoid disappointment).

Note: Amusement rides are extra and not included in any of the prices given above; see the zoo's website for details.

Group rates and online and other discount offers also available; see zoo's website for details.


Set in 200 acres of Parkland in Bewdley you will find a 150 acre drive-through safari where you can get up close to many exotic and endangered animals. Stars of the 4-mile drive-through safari have to be the pride of White Lions. These are not albino, but a very rare species of lion from Timbavati, South Africa. There are only about 130 left in the world, and West Midland Safari acquired the UK's first pride in 2004. The Park also has conventionally-coloured African Lions, along with Elephants, White Rhinos, African Hunting Dogs, Giraffes, Bactrian Camels, Burchell's Zebras, Gnus, Eland, Waterbuck, Bengal Tigers, Asian Buffalo, Yaks, Llamas, Przewalski's Horses, North American Wolves, Bennett's Wallabies, Emus, and Ostriches in a series of separate themed reserves along its Safari Drive. The Safari Drive takes about 1 1/4 hours (longer in busy periods) and you can go through as many times as you like. Guided tours by Safari Bus are also available, primarily for those arriving by public transport or in cars that are not permitted to enter the Safari Drive. Places are limited, however; call the Park prior to your visit if you intend to use this service.

The Reptile House at West Midland Safari is home to over 130 Snakes, Lizards, Turtles, Crocodiles, Alligators, and Caiman from 35-40 species fronm around the world. Reptile encounter sessions are held daily (weather permitting) in the arena in front of the Reptile House.

Other features of the Park include the Hippo Lakes, with special viewing platform, the Sea Lion Theatre with shows twice daily (three times during summer weekends and holidays), the `SeaQuarium' with a variety of exotic fish and other underwater wildlife, `Seal Island' with South African Fur Seals, `Creepy Crawlies' with a variety of scorpions, spiders and insects, the `Twilight Cave' walk-through exhibit with two types of free-flying bats, Aye-Aye, and Madagascan Giant Jumping Rats.

There is also an extensive Amusements Area, with a wide variety of big, small, fast, and slow rides and other amusements. The rides are at extra cost, but a wristband is available that gives unlimited rides for the whole day. A train ride also operates half-hourly between the main car park and the Amusements Area.

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Car Park



Explorers Café, Botswana Burger Co, Port Livingstone Pizza, Lost City Fun Foods, Oasis Licensed Bar & Coffee Shop, Hot and Spicy, Refreshment & Snack Houses, Congo Candy Sweet Shop and picnic area.

For Kids

Baby changing facilities.

Special Needs

Disabled toilets. There is wheelchair access for a majority of the Park.

Other Facilities

Cash machine.


No dogs are allowed in the park but kennels are available.


Animal Collections

Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, 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.

Star Animals

Cheetah Plains, the UK's largest drive-by Cheetah reserve.

White Lions, White Bengal Tigers - the largest family group in the UK, Rhinos, African Wild Dogs, Elephants, Giraffe, Wallaby, Emus, Hippos, Wolves and many, many more.

Special Attractions

Safari Drive, Hippo Lakes, Discovery Zone (home to Creepy Crawlies, SeaQuarium, Twilight Cave, Seal Island, and the Reptile House).

Many shows, feeding times and encounters take place daily; see zoo's website for details.

How To Get There:

By Car

From Birmingham:

Take the main Hagley Road to the Quinton Expressway A456 through Hagley and Blakedown following Safari Park signs through Kidderminster towards Bewdley. The Safari Park will be on the left shortly after leaving Kidderminster.

From Wolverhampton:

Take the A449 to Kidderminster. Follow the signs to the Safari Park, and take the A456 towards Bewdley, as described above.

From the North (Liverpool/Manchester):

Take the M6 South, leave on exit 8 and join the M5. Take the M5 to exit 3 and follow the A456 through Kidderminster towards Bewdley, as described above.

From the South (Bristol):

Take the M5 North, leave on exit 6 and follow the A449 to Kidderminster. Take the A456 towards Bewdley, as described above.

From Ludlow / Leominster and the West:

From the A49 Ludlow - Leominster road, turn east onto the A456 towards Bewdley and Kidderminster. Continue on the A456 around Bewdley, and the Safari Park will be on the right, shortly before reaching Kidderminster.

From Shrewsbury and the North West:

Follow the A458 to Bridgnorth. Turn right onto the A442 and follow it to Kidderminster. Turn right onto the A456 towards Bewdley. The Safari Park will then be on the left, as described above.

By Public Transport

By Bus:

Buses between Kidderminster and Bewdley stop outside the park entrance. The Park Reception is about 10 mins. walk from the main road, partially up hill. The buses are operated by First; call Traveline on 0870 6082608 or visit www.traveline.org.uk.

By Train:

The nearest main line station is Kidderminster, with trains operated by Central Trains: call 0870 609606 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 (www.nationalrail.co.uk). The bus station is about 0.5 mile from the train station.

Alternatively, take the steam-operated Severn Valley Railway (www.svr.co.uk) from Kidderminster (or Bridgnorth) to Bewdley, then take the bus to the Safari Park.

Data on this page last updated: Apr 13 2014

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