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“1 day is not enough”
Review of Longleat

Longleat
Ranked #1 of 1 Tours in Warminster
Certificate of Excellence
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Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed 18 April 2014

I have been 3 times (overnight coach holiday) with my daughter (whose 25) and each time has been great. I would love to spend more than a few hours there. I still haven't seen the entire park yet.

New attractions are being added every year, the safari park takes approx 1 hour to go round. you can stop at the Africa Village and for a fee you can feed the giraffes, walk amongst the lemurs, shop in the African shop or relax in the cafe before seeing the rest of the animals, are you brave enough to drive through the monkeys?? if not you can by-pass them.

Go on a boat trip on half mile lake and (for a fee) feed the sea lions, see the hippos and gorillas. Take a trip on the train for a quick trip round the park, there is plenty to do for the kids,
There's plenty going one around Postman Pats village area, are you brave enough to hold a snake or even a tarantula?? (I was). Walk through the penguins, stroke a sting ray and everyone's favourite walk through the meerkats.

Explore one of the five mazes, walk amongst the gardens and take a trip though time walking through the great house itself, truly magnificent.

All this and much much more is included in the price if you buy an All in one Day Ticket. I would recommend you buy your tickets on line as they are cheaper, you can also see what else is going on in the park.

All in all a great day out and great value for money and plenty to do and see.

Hope you have a great time :)

1  Thank daisie67
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

We just had a great day at Longleat, way better than we expected. The glorious weather helped, but we and three 12 yr olds thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The maze was a hit, as were all the animal displays and even the house but the safari was the star. All the animals were out and about and when the monkeys climbed on the car, the kids were in heaven. Only downside was that the space simulator broke down and the costa coffee team seemed extraordinarily slow, given the size of the team and the modest queue. Overall though, a great day.

Thank EllBrook
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

We are a family of 4 (children 9 and 6) and have recently bought an annual pass. It was quite a lot of money, but being pretty local we wanted a place we could visit often. We were apprehensive as to whether we would get outr moneys worth but we needn't have worried as we have visited 4 times in the last few weeks and still not had time to see and do all that's on offer!
The Safari park is obviously the major attraction to many visitors and it really is great fun. There are plenty of exotic animals and although having had a reversing sensor blatantly ripped out in the monkey enclosure we are unlikely to venture into it in our own vehicle again, it is an experience!
Thankfully you can easily skip the monkey enclosure and still see the rest of the safari.
The Deadly 60 challenge is fun for the kids and we managed to see Steve Backshall last week at the Easter 'Deadly 60' show...which is basically a bird show, but the kids enjoyed it.
There is a large wooden fort with surrounding play equipment (trampolines/climbing ropes/frames/treadmill etc etc) with plenty of picnic tables. Both our 9 and 6 yr old really like this area. They are building a new structure in that area too, which I believe is a soft play indoor area.
There is also a little splash pool for the summer, nothing special, but a nice extra when (if) it gets hot.
We enjoyed the penguin enclosure and walk through, the Gorilla Island boat trip (the kids loved the sealions!) and the Mirror maze. We didnt enjoy the hedged maze so much but thankfully found our way out after 20 mins!
We enjoyed a cuppa in the Cellar cafe of Longleat House, and briefly toured the rooms. EVen the children found the aged items interesting and the size of the place "really cool"!
There is a Postman Pat village for little ones which our two are too big for so we haven't explored. The other little attraction is the Tea cup fairground ride which is at the entrance (near the bird show arena) and is refreshingly included in the price! The fact that aside from food and drink, there is little else which charges extra for is very much appreciated by us.
Aside from all the attractions...and we haven't mentioned them all, the grounds are worth a visit in their own right. Beautiful woodland and masses of greenery everywhere. Longleat is a beautiful Oasis and a fantastic value attraction. We are looking forward to many many more hours of fun here over the Summer and then to the Fireworks and Christmas events late in the year. Well worth every single penny of our annual pass prices!

1  Thank abijosh
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

We had the most amazing day out yesterday at Longleat Safari Park! We went mainly because Steve Backshall was doing Deadly Adventure Live shows there throughout the Easter holidays but the whole day was fantastic!

It opens at the moment at 10 and its about a 2 hour drive from us so not that far but enough to want to make a really full day of it.
We arrived about 9.30 and as we had bought our tickets online we went through the entrance bit in the car and collected our tickets and map etc, really lovely helpful staff advising us not to do the safari drive before the Steve Backshall show and advising us what time to start queueing etc for the show. She was lovely and really helpful.
As the Park hadn't actually opened yet we went into the Costa there and had a coffee and juice. By the time we had that the park was open. We went straight to the Deadly Challenge centre where you race round scanning your wristband on computer stations trying to find as many animals as you can in the time!
Then we went to Jungle Kingdom and walked with penguins, touched Stingrays, had Lorakeets land on us and feed on nectar we held in little cups, saw lots of animals and watched the little marmosets swinging from ropes above our heads!
The Deadly Live show with Steve Backshall was great and free included with our entry ticket although you have to book online to see a show.
The drive through the safari park was a real highlight.
We braved the Monkey Enclosure and much to my son's disappointment they didn't jump on our car (Phew!!) but they had fun on the car in front chewing the aerial and swinging off the wing mirrors!

The big cats were fabulous although cos it was a warm and sunny there were laid down and not roaming around.
We also hand fed the deer through the car window with food you buy for a £1.
We didn't have to queue for anything other than the jungle cruise (about 10-15 min wait) but I think we timed things well. We did the safari at about 1pm and there was no queue to get in and it took us about an hour and half to get round.

We were there from 9.30-5 and didn't get time to do the house and gardens so will go again and do that.

I think its excellent value for money and well worth it. The park is spotlessly keen and the staff very helpful and knowledgeable.

1  Thank camillam68
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Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

We had the most amazing visit to Longleat today, there is so much to do and I think it's great value for money. I didn't take a picnic and was worried that buying food there would be extortionate but it was in fact very reasonable. We can't wait to go again and as we live so nearby we are going to get annual passes so we can go a lot!

The whole place is so clean and tidy and the staff are super friendly.

Thank NomiMills
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