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West Midland Safari Park

Spring Grove, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 1LF

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West Midland Safari Park

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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 of 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 our newest arrivals - two boisterous white rhino calves.

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.

The Carnivores section is home to some of the world’s greatest hunters. See the fastest land mammal as you drive through Cheetah Plains and marvel at the magnificent Sumatran 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.

Towards the end of your safari, you will find our two African elephants, Five and Sutton. Female Five came from an elephant orphanage in Kruger National Park. Sutton (Five’s son), was born in 2014 following artificial insemination, using semen from a wild bull in South Africa. He is the first elephant calf to be born at the Park and one of the first in the world to be born from a procedure using a wild bull.

 

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 the pair explore their habitat. 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 of 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 feed our penguins, 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. All dinosaurs have moving arms, tails and heads and you can even see them ‘breathing’. 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 venture 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. It has three distinct and interactive time zones and also features an enormous rumbling volcano and huge atmospheric ice cave, both of which can be walked through by explorers. 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, 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. The Goat Walk allows you to meet and feed our mischievous sheep and goats, and you can see views of our ostriches too.

 

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

From traditionalrides showcasing ‘all the fun of the fair’, to water rides and rollercoasters, there is something for the thrill seekers and the younger members of the family. Test your skills on the dodgems, whizz down the slides, plummet 30m towards the earth on Venom Tower Drop, or soar high 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.

PLEASE NOTE: The amusement area and rides are closed during the Winter Season.

 

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.

It 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.




Please Note:
• All tickets purchased online, witout a Tesco Voucher, will also include a Free-Return Code to visit again within 6 months!* 
• Ride Wristbands and Ride Tickets are charged extra to Admission Tickets. They are available to purchase separately on the day of your visit or in advance. 

 

*T+Cs apply

Guide Prices

ADMISSION PRICES 2022:
Adult – £25.00
Child (3-15yrs) – £20.00
Student* – £22.00
Senior 65+ – £22.00
Carer** – Free
Under 3s – Free

Rides in the Adventure Theme Park are charged extra.

*Students can benefit from discounted admission and ride wristbands. Please bring valid photo I.D, displaying expiry date.

**We will admit a carer free of charge when a guest with disabilities purchases a full price adult or child ticket.
One of the following must be presented upon arrival in order to qualify for a free carer ticket:

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Access Card
Blue Badge (photo ID required)
Documentation should be dated within the last 24 months, documentation dated later than this may be rejected. Documentation may be printed or may be shown on mobile phones alongside physical photo IDs.​

If more than one carer is required to accompany a guest with disabilities, a signed headed letter from a GP must be presented, detailing the required number of carers, alongside photo ID.

For carers who work within a professional care home, we will also accept a signed headed letter from the manager of the care home when accompanying paying residents/clients, alongside photo ID.

The above documentation will also be requested at the Wristband Office if a carer is required to accompany guests with disabilities on rides within the Adventure Theme Park.

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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    From Birmingham: Take the main Hagley Road to the Quinton Expressway A456 through Hagley and Blakedown following Safari Park signs through Kidderminster to Bewdley.From Wolverhampton: Take the A449 to Kidderminster. Take the A456 to Bewdley.From the North: Take the M6 South, leave on exit 8 and join the M5. Take the M5 to exit 3 and follow the A456 through Kidderminster to Bewdley.From the South: Take the m5 North, leave on exit 6 and follow the A449 to Kidderminster. Take the A456 to Bewdley.

    Public Transport Directions

    TRAINNearest train station = Kidderminster, approximately 4 miles from the Park.Trains are operated by 'London Midland' - www.londonmidland.co.uk.Travel enquiries: 0870 609 6060National Rail enquiries: 08457 484950 BUSNearest bus station = Kidderminster, approximately ½ mile from the train station. Visitors need to catch a bus to Bewdley. Bus stops are located on both sides of the carriage way outside the entrance to the Park. From the bus stop, the Park Reception is a 5-10 minute walk - a portion of which is uphill.

    Facilities

    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

    Opening Times

    19 Feb 2022 - 31 Dec 2022

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

    Awards

    • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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