Six different adventures at Knowsley Safari this summer

Knowsley Safari has six different events taking place during the school holidays this summer, giving plenty of reasons to keep visiting. 

With six different events over as many weeks, starting Sunday, 21 July, families are promised well-known characters, mythical creatures and inflatable escapades – all in addition to discovering the hundreds of animal species, including new Andean Bears, Bahia and Chui, at the 550-acre Safari. 

A child’s annual membership to Knowsley Safari costs £69 and an adult’s £78, £294 for two adults and two children for 12 months – or 80 pence per day, less than a loaf of bread or pint of milk. And with a new, exciting events schedule over the holidays, that’s summer sorted!  


The Gruffalo (21 July) 

A one-off guest appearance by the mythical and much-loved monster – The Gruffalo! This children’s favourite will appear on the Foot Safari at regular intervals between 10am and 4pm. 

Unique dinosaur experience (22 – 26 July; 29 July – 2 August) 

Some of the most life-like dinosaurs you’ll ever see! Huge dinosaurs will create Jurassic memories for visitors big and small. There’ll be live dinosaur shows throughout each day and plenty of photo opportunities too. 

Bubblefest (4 August and 18 August) 

Bigbubbleman will fill the safari with huge bubbles and vast torrents of tiny bubbles that will have the whole family gasping in amazement – plus the kids can have a go too! 

Dragon takeover (5 August – 9 August and 12 August – 16 August) 

Families can immerse themselves in an interactive world of mythical stories and entertainment. At Knight Academy, budding cavaliers can learn how to speak, act and fight like a knight, while at Princess Academy children can learn how to act like a royal – and it’s not all sitting in towers waiting to be rescued… 

The Realm (19 August – 23 August; 26 August – 30 August) 

Children will love the challenge of the UK’s largest inflatable obstacle course! The massive castle-themed inflatable course is over 600ft long, with slides, tunnels and challenges galore. This adventure is almost guaranteed to tire the children out. (Entry to The Realm is an additional cost of £3 per child and £1 per adult, or free with a rides wristband). 

Bluey (31 August) 

Bluey, will be visiting Knowsley Safari for one day only to meet fans of the much-loved TV show. We can’t wait to welcome Bluey, so don’t forget to bring your cameras to capture memories that will last forever. 

Ian Duke, Marketing Manager at Knowsley Safari, says, “The school holidays are a time to make memories and that’s why we’re providing several different exciting events, so there’s something new to experience every week. Youngsters will love familiar characters, The Gruffalo and Bluey, while older children can let loose on The Realm, with the whole family lapping up the entertainment during our Dragons and Dinosaurs weeks. 

“We’ve created annual memberships with monthly direct debit options to make visiting as affordable as possible and not only do members also have priority booking for popular events, they can be assured, there’ll be plenty to do and new experiences to enjoy all year round.” 

Image credit: Knowsley Safari

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