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West Midlands Safari Park

Spring Grove, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 1LF

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Safari Drive-Through

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 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 the new babies.

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.

Our Carnivores section is home to some of the world’s greatest hunters. Marvel at the magnificent 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.

In Elephant Valley, you will find our African elephants. Female, Five, came from an elephant orphanage in Kruger National Park and is famous for birthing the Park’s first baby elephant, Sutton, who has recently moved to another zoo.


African Walking Trail

New for 2022 was the African Walking Trail, offering guests to see some of the safari animal on foot for the first time in the Park’s history. This pedestrianised trail offers views of the giraffes, rhinos and elephants, as well as antelope, zebras and buffalo.


Discovery Trail

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 they explore their habitat or have a snooze. 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 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 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. 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.


Ice Age

Continue the prehistoric adventure and journey 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. The project features an enormous volcano and huge atmospheric ice cave, both of which can be walked through by explorers.

The captivating exhibit begins at the start of the Cenozoic Era, nearly 65 million years ago and features over 20 life-sized species of mammals, the majority of which are animatronic. These moving, breathing and roaring creatures include a giant ground sloth, menacing hell pig and a herd of ginormous mammoth.


African Village

The African Village, located just past the Adventure Theme Park, is themed like a traditional East African village. It 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. Keep an eye out for our playful ring-tailed lemurs and fluffy, red-bellied lemurs. There are also daily lemur talks, where you can find out more about these amazing primates.


Tiger Tropics

In September 2022, Tiger Tropics opened, allowing guests to see the Park’s amazing Sumatran tigers on foot, for the first time, in their brand-new habitat.


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 from during the summer season and has a variety of rides, suitable for all of the family.

From traditional rides showcasing ‘all the fun of the fair’, to water rides and rollercoasters, there is something for everyone. Test your skills on the dodgems, plummet 30m towards the earth on Venom Tower Drop, or soar 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.


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.

The £850,000 project 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.


Safari Academy

Opened in 2017, the Safari Academy is an outstanding, sustainably built facility, designed specifically for visiting schools. The modern, state-of-the-art building features five classrooms to provide interactive education for groups of all ages, from pre-schools and nurseries to university groups and adult learners.

Groups can take part in a variety of activities to enhance in-school learning, including curriculum-linked guided tours, hands-on Discovery Sessions and workshops. The Academy is also home to accredited Animal Care courses and Teacher Open Days. Information on the Safari Academy can be found on the website: www.safariacademy.co.uk


Safari Venues

Not only does West Midland Safari Park provide an excellent day out, we also play host to a variety of events throughout the year. Whatever the event, we have the setting. With three fabulous venues to choose from, you can be sure that we will make your event entertaining and memorable.

Spring Grove House is an elegant Georgian manor house with stunning interiors, perfect for weddings and grand occasions. Our African-inspired Treetops Pavilion has vast proportions and an amazing capacity to hold excellent corporate entertainment — brilliant for product launches and large parties. If you are looking for something a bit more intimate, Cellarz is a luxurious wine and cocktail bar, set in the vaulted brick cellars of Spring Grove House.

From weddings to corporate fun days, business meetings to product launches, we can cater for intimate dinners or larger events for up to 1,000 guests. There is even an option to hire exclusive use of the whole Park. For further information, visit www.safarivenues.co.uk.


Safari Lodges

New for 2021 were eight exclusive, luxury lodges and two premium cottages, designed to give guests an up-close and immersive overnight wildlife experience, like no other. The lodges are integrated into the newly updated safari, with spectacular views overlooking the African elephant or cheetah habitats. The two cottages are nestled into the walk-through Discovery Trail and have been expertly refurbished with Nepalese design influences.

In April 2022, giraffe and rhino lodges were added, giving breath-taking views of the white rhinos and allowing you to come eye-to-eye with giraffes. Then in September, four Tiger Lodges opened, allowing you to sleep a whisker away from critically endangered Sumatran tigers.

Bookings are currently open for four new Lion Lodges, which will open in July 2023.

Safari Lodges short breaks include breakfast and dinner, spectacular views of the animals, admission to the Park during the day and Theme Park wristbands, during the summer season.


General Prices and Information
 

Summer Season Opening Times:
Open daily until 6th November from 10:00am.
Note: For events such as Summer Safari, Spooky Spectacular, Santa Safari and Bank Holidays, opening hours may be extended.

Admission Prices 2023 (when booking online in advance):
Adults (16-64yrs) and children – From £22.00
Under 3s – Free
Concessions – From £19.00

Theme Park Prices 2023 (only when booking online in advance):
Adult and child wristband - £10.00
Concessions - £10.00
Little Penguin wristband (0.8m-1m) - £7.00

Online Savings
Purchase tickets online and save money for selected dates. We have group discounts, accept Tesco vouchers and work with the Blue Light Card and Defence Discount Service. Annual Passes and VIP experiences are also available. See the website for full details. Paid-for general admission also includes a Free Return Code which is valid for 6 months from the date of your visit, when booking in advance online.

Terms & Conditions:
Concession admission applies to Senior Citizens. Essential companions will be admitted free of charge when accompanying a guest with disabilities, who has applied and be approved by our partner Nimbus Disabilities. All applications must be made online, at least 7 days prior to visit.
Full Ts and Cs here: www.wmsp.co.uk/terms-conditions/
Park Calendar: www.wmsp.co.uk/calendar/

*T+Cs apply

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ONLINE ADVANCE PRICES*
Adult Admission (16-64yrs) – From £22.00
Child Admission (3-15yrs) – From £22.00
Senior Admission (65+yrs) – From £19.00
Essential Companion/Carer** Admission – Free
Under 3s Admission (0-2) – Free
Ride Wristband (3+yrs) – £10.00

ON-THE-DAY PRICES
Adult Admission (16-64yrs) – £32.00
Child Admission (3-15yrs) – £32.00
Senior Admission (65+yrs) – £29.00
Ride Wristband (3+yrs) – £12.00
Little Penguin Ride Wristband (children between 0.8m-1.0m in height) – £7.00
Essential Companion/Carer** Wristband – Free

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      Accessibility

      • Accessible parking
      • Accessible toilets - All guest toilet facilities throughout the park have baby changing facilities and have wheelchair accessible unisex toilet provisions. No RADAR key is needed.
      • Age friendly
      • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - African Trading Company, Jungle Bazaar and African Queen Trading area all spacious retail outlets and can be accessed fully by wheelchair users. Mumbo Jumbo can be partially accessed by wheelchair users. Help will be willingly given to reach goods on higher shelves in all outlets. All doors are usually left open unless it is very poor weather, and full staff assistance is offered to all visitors who may require it. A hearing loop is available at the reception should one be required, and may be used in the main reception, or at any of the individual pay kiosks.
      • Baby changing facilities
      • Changing places facility
      • Disabled Accessibility
      • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - A hearing loop is available at the reception should one be required, and may be used in the main reception, or at any of the individual pay kiosks.
      • Guide Dogs Permitted - Assistance dogs are allowed access to all pedestrian areas apart from walk-through animal exhibits. They are not allowed in the drive-through Safari for safety reasons and would constitute a breach of the Zoo Licensing Regulations. On some occasions it may be possible to leave assistance dogs at the front reception for the duration of the drive-through Safari. If they cannot be accommodated, kennels are available a short distance from reception. DOGS... We regret that animals are not allowed inside the Park. Dog kennels are available. A lock can be collected from reception for a £5.00 refundable deposit. Dogs need to remain in kennels for the duration of your visit. Kindly Note: Our kennels provide basic accommodation for your pet. Whilst drinking water is available, we do not provide water bowls or blankets. Please feel free to bring along any items that you consider would make your pet feel more comfortable.
      • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
      • Ramp / Level Access - A small number of wheelchairs can be collected from reception and are free of charge. Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. Users must leave a valid drivers license or set of car keys as a deposit.
      • Wheelchair accessible

      Catering

      • On-Site café/restaurant - Dino Diner - An immersive and enchanting eating experience for dinosaur lovers and families alike. A brand new menu features a range of mouth-watering options, from lighter bites to ‘big eats’ – there is something for both carnivores and herbivores. Burger Co. - Take the weight off and try something tasty in our African-themed restaurant, located in the Adventure Theme Park. A few of our popular meals include our 6oz Burger, Grilled Chicken Sandwich and Chicken & Mango Salad. Little Burgers and half cuts for children make it perfect for the whole family. Pic 'N' Mix Sweet Shop – Souvenir rock or fudge, alongside traditional pick ‘n’ mix, candyfloss and chocolate bars. Refreshment Kiosks - Selling ice creams, hot and cold drinks and wrapped snacks. Fancy a picnic? – Use one of the many outside picnic benches or grassy spots throughout the park. All catering outlets are accessible by wheelchair users. Menus and information in these outlets are not currently available in either Braille or on tape.
      • Picnic Site

      Leisure Facilities

      • Shop

      Parking & Transport

      • Coach parking available
      • On site parking - Guests arriving in their own vehicle can pay at one of the pay kiosks without having to leave their car; groups arriving by coach or minibus and pedestrians may pay at the main reception. The reception desk has an accessible counter for wheelchair users. The roadway leads from the self-drive Safari to the main car park, which consists of hard-standing, grass, and coach/minibus parking. Parking is free for all customers. 37 dedicated parking spaces for blue badge holders are located next to the entrance for the Plaza shopping area.
      • Parking (free)

      Provider Facilities

      • Accept coach parties
      • Available for wedding receptions
      • Conference facilities
      • Event Venue
      • Group Friendly
      • Licenced for civil marriages
      • Toilets

      Provider Features

      • In countryside
      • Outdoor Attraction
      • Smoking Some Areas

      Target Markets

      • Family Fun
      • Marketed Towards Children
      • Marketed Towards Families
      • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
      • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

      Tours and Demonstrations

      • Educational Visits Accepted
      • Guided Tours Available for Groups - The following prices and offers are available for groups of 12 or more paying people arriving by coach or minibus. Adult Admission - £7.25 (16-64yrs) Child Admission - £6.75 (3-15yrs) Under 3's Admission - Free Senior Citizen Admission - £6.99 Disabled Admission - £6.99 (available to blue badge holders) Student Admission - £6.99 (available to student card holders) Please Note: Admission prices do not include amusements or rides. Wristbands and Ride Tickets are available to purchase separately on the day of your visit from the Amusements area. HOW TO BOOK OR FIND OUT MORE... •Phone 01299 400700 •Email info@wmsp.co.uk

      Travel & Trade

      • Group discounts available

      Tel: 01299 402 114

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      Opening Times

      19 Feb 2024 - 31 Dec 2024

      * Open selected dates during the winter season. For up-to-date opening times, please visit www.wmsp.co.uk/calendar

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