TOP TIPS FOR PLANNING YOUR DAY
Longleat Safari & Adventure Park is packed with adventures and attractions. Make sure you get here early so that you have plenty of time to explore!
Check out the top tips below to help plan your day…
Longleat Safari Park
- Embarking on a safari? Remember you can’t take soft top cars and motorbikes etc., into the Safari Park - you’ll need to use the Safari Bus.
- Want to steer clear of The Monkey ‘Drive-Thru’? … use the bypass lane.
- The Watering Hole at the new African Village is the place to enjoy mouth-watering drinks and snacks as you watch the giraffe, zebra and llama grazing in the East African Reserve.
- Pets are not allowed in the Safari Park. Free kennelling facilities are available at the entrance to the Safari Park while you go on Safari only.
- The Safari Park is a big favourite with Longleat visitors. Avoid the queues in the mornings during Bank and school holidays by enjoying the other attractions first and saving the Safari Park for the afternoon.
- Allow at least 15 minutes to drive from the main car park to the Safari Park entrance.
Safari Bus Service
- Arrive early to book onto our Safari Bus. Go to Tickets & Information (Main Square) where bookings are taken on a first come first served basis. Advance booking is not available and capacity is limited.
- There’s a charge of £4 per person (3yrs+).
- The Safari Bus service is not available to groups.
- The Safari Bus cannot accommodate wheelchairs.
Longleat House and Lord Bath's Murals
- For the enjoyment of our guests we ask that mobile phones are not used in Longleat House.
- Flash photography and video cannot be used inside Longleat House
- Pushchairs are allowed in the House on guided tours (40 mins) which take place each morning (last tour 11.45)
- After 12 pushchairs can be left at either the back of the House or in the House Reception and you can borrow a hip rest for your comfort and convenience (for babies 6 months to 3 years).
- During school holidays and at busy times the tour of Longleat House may be restricted for conservation reasons.
- Access to Longleat House for visitors with limited mobility and for wheelchair users is via the Victorian Kitchen shop at the rear of Longleat House. Please ask a member of staff to call for the lift which provides access to all floors.
- A selection of Lord Bath’s murals can be seen on guided tours (40 mins) each day (last tour 11.45)
Motion Simulators & The Tea Cup Ride
- Do you know your height? You need to be at least 1.2m (4ft) for entry into the Motion Simulator.
- When it’s busy we operate two Motion Simulators. The Day Ticket offers unlimited entry on the day of your visit… how many times do you dare?!
- You must be no taller than 1.3m (4.2ft) for the Tea Cup Ride. Adults/seniors are only admitted when accompanying a child.
- For health and safety reasons, we cannot accept babes in arms on the Tea Cup ride. Toddlers/children must be 2 years + to use this ride.
- Due to the nature of the rides both the Tea Cups and Motion Simulators are inaccessible to wheelchair users.
Eating and Drinking
- There are plenty of restaurants, cafés and snack bars at Longleat Safari & Adventure Park and special offers too. Find out where you can get special offers on food and drinks.
- Barbecues are strictly prohibited on the Longleat Estate.
- There’s plenty of parking at Longleat (on both tarmac and grass). All overflow car parks are grass and are used on busy days.
- Please park in designated areas. If parking on grass, avoid parking under trees.
- There is designated disabled parking.
- Please do not leave pets in parked cars.
Planning to meet friends and car share around the Safari Park? Come in at the main entrance (past Center Parcs) and meet up in the main car park – parking is very limited at the Safari entrance.
- Please ask a member of staff to direct you to the nearest trained first aider.
- We are only equipped to treat minor injuries.
Baby Changing Facilities
- You’ll find baby changing facilities at the entrance to the Safari Park, the Adventure Castle, the Cellars Café, the Bat Cave and in the Wessex Pavilion.
Information for Visitors with Disabilities or Special Needs
- Some attractions have limited access for visitors with disabilities or special needs. Find out more.
Accessible Toilets and Changing Facilities
- Accessible toilets are provided at the entrance to the Safari Park, in the Safari Park (near the Watering Hole), by the Jungle Cruise, near the Bat Cave, in the Cellars Café and in the Wessex Pavilion.
- Changing facilities for older visitors are available in the main accessible toilets near the Bat Cave
Pushchair Access / Pushchair Parks
- Longleat House, Jungle Cruise, Jungle Express, the Hedge Maze and the Tea Cups are not accessible for pushchairs. There are pushchair parks nearby for use for the time you visit that attraction. Pushchairs are left at your discretion and Longleat accepts no liability for loss or damage to any pushchair left unattended.
- The pushchair park for Longleat House is at the rear of the house (close to the Victorian Kitchens).
- Some pushchair parks are not under cover.
- A cash machine is located within the Tropical Storm Cafe in the Adventure Park. This is a free service.
- Cash back facilities are also available with purchases at the Watering Hole (in the Safari Park), Lady Bath's Shop, Victorian Kitchens, World of Wildlife, Out of the Wild and in the Tropical Storm Cafe.
- Further to a recent review of Longleat's security and animal welfare policy we are no longer able to accept dog walking in the following areas: Longleat House and associated courtyards, the formal grounds, landscaped gardens, Pleasure Walk and the Longleat Safari and Adventure Park attractions. (Not applicable to Service Dogs although restrictions do apply).
- Visitors bringing dogs can use the free kennelling facilities at the entrance to the Safari Park for the duration of the day. This service operates on a first come first served basis. Advanced booking is not possible.
- The kennels at the Safari Park entrance are basic - we are happy for you to bring a blanket or something that reminds them of home. Dogs are not supervised whilst in the kennels and are left at your own risk.
- Service dogs are welcome everywhere at Longleat excluding the Safari Park, Hunters of the Sky, Jungle Kingdom, Monkey Temple, the Butterfly House (within Animal Adventure), the Bat Cave or the Motion Simulators.
- Please use poop scoops.