Easter is on it’s way with the first of the schools breaking up for the holidays this Friday.  The park is looking great and all the hard work getting ready for what is usually the busiest couple of weeks of the year is now looking worthwhile.

Panther Chameleon at Knowsley Safari Park

Panther Chameleon at Knowsley Safari Park

Our Panther Chameleons have been getting into the Easter spirit, a successful pairing with our very colourful male resulting in the female laying well over 30 eggs!  The eggs were laid in a tank unsuitable for incubation so our reptile keeper very carefully placed the eggs in a more suitable containers where we can look after them and hopefully see some hatch later in the year.

The new bird of prey centre “The Raptor Experience” opens it’s doors for the first time on Saturday and will have two flying displays performed every day as well as the opportunity to see more of the birds and talk to the trainers throughout the day.  The development of the new centre has meant that the park no longer has a children’s farm area but I am sure that everyone will appreciate the much improved bird of prey displays and we do hope to be able to put some of the smaller African animals in this area in the future.

Over the winter and the last few months the park has made improvements to it’s membership system which will hopefully allow us to keep our regular visitors more informed about events and activities at the park.  The new cards are printed on plastic so should last a lot longer and can be used to gain discounts in the shop, restaurant and amusement rides.  If you have an old style card (the one where you had to put your own picture in) why not visit the memberships desk next to the information centre and get you new card on your next visit.

If you are plannig a visit over Easter becoming a member is the best value way to visit if you are planning on multiple visits throughout the year.  If you are just looking for a day out the best value comes from our online, print at home, tickets.  From Friday night these will be offering a huge 25% discount from the gate price so make sure you buy tickets in advance and save yourself a few pounds.

Knowsley safari park is open from 10am to last entry into the park at 4pm.  Tickets are £16 per adult and £12 per child with 25% off online from 4pm on Friday (30th March). Sealion shows, bird of prey displays and keeper talks daily.  Amusement rides available at £2 per ticket or £10 for an all day wristband.



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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