Longleat Safari Park
Just a 10-minute drive from us, Longleat Safari Park is a fantastic day out for all the family. The first drive-through safari park outside of Africa, Longleat is home to more than 500 animals, and is situated in the grounds of Longleat House, a stunning English stately home.
You can spend the day visiting the animals in the numerous park reserves, seeing how they live in their natural habitat. Visit the 60-acre African Village where Rothschild giraffes and Grant’s zebras live, or the Monkey Jungle where Rhesus monkeys, Blue wildebeest and blackbucks live. Join in animal shows and feeding, and ride the park’s Jungle Express railway train. Finally, Anne the elephant, Britain’s last circus elephant, is worth paying a visit to in her purpose-built home. Anne was abused before arriving at Longleat and now receives special care for her physical and psychological needs.
Why not also visit Longleat House, home of the 7th Marquess of Bath. The house is set in 1,000 acres of parkland, landscaped by Capability Brown. Visitors can join one of the many regular house tours or simply walk around at their leisure. The gardens surrounding the house can also be explored and there are a number of cafes within the grounds.