Olympic Torch is Heading For Knowsley Safari



Some of The Queen’s more unusual ‘subjects’ will be helping to celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee this summer.

Knowsley Safari Park is planning a special event over the double bank holiday weekend of June 2nd-5th to mark the 60 years of The Queen’s reign, with an appearance by the Olympic Flame being one of the highlights of the festivities.

The Olympic Torch will visit the attraction on Friday 1st June and park bosses are planning a free community celebration to mark the occasion.

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The Olympic Torch Relay Heading Through Knowsley Safari Park

Full details of the event will be released later, but people can register their interest in attending now by visiting the Safari Park website – http://www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk.

Safari Park General Manager, David Ross, said: “As Queen Victoria was the only other British monarch ever to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee, this really is a once-in-a-lifetime event.

“By combining our festivities with the Olympic Torch Relay, we will be able to celebrate the two most important events in the country this year on the same weekend.”

The Olympic Flame will visit the park on the 14th day of its 70-day tour of the UK. Day 14 starts in Bolton and ends with an evening event in Liverpool, with stop-offs at Chorley, Ormskirk, Southport, St Helens and Birkenhead along the way.

In total, the Olympic Torch Relay will visit 1,019 communities over ten weeks.  According to games organisers, this will take the iconic symbol to within ten miles of 95 per cent of the UK population.

“This event really is going to be something special,” added David Ross.  “I would urge people to register their contact details now via our website to ensure they are the first to hear details of this exciting double celebration.”  Click here to register interest.


Open in 1971 Knowsley Safari Park is still a great place for family days out, school trips and more.


About safariuk

I am the Visitor Service Manager for UK tourist attraction Knowsley Safari Park. I have been in the post only for a few years and consider myself very fortunate to work in such a fantastic place. Not many people outside of Africa can take their lunch break while looking at elephants! This isn't the official blog for Knowsley Safari Park but my own views and opinions on things that may be happening at the park, in the leisure industry or anywhere else.
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