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“Fantastic day out!”
Review of Longleat

Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Warminster
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We booked to go to Longleat primarily because our boys love Deadly 60 and Steve Backshall so the chance to see him as part of the day out was a no-brainer. And what a great day out it was. We arrived at 930am and left at 5pm and there was still lots we didn't do.

Although it was Good Friday and probably one the busier days, queues weren't too bad and we were able to move around quite freely (we did the safari first off, then the house, the display with Steve Backshall, followed by the boat on the lake with other bits in between).

One of the things that stood out was how clean and well presented everything was. Given the number of visitors that pass through the management and staff are to be commended. All the staff we met were very friendly especially Alice and the Mad Hatter who greeted us to the house!

So, a great day. It's a shame we didn't see/do everything as the price and distance will preclude us going again for a bit but go and enjoy!

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Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

There aren't many places that tick the box for every family member but longleat does. from the stunning house and gardens full of Mr Darcy moments to the wild and deadly adventure of the safari. Our visit made extra special by the chance to see the inspiring steve backshall deadly live show. We used tesco vouchers and had a day out that worked for grandma to grandson. easy parking ,drive through safari and boat cruise ment the older and younger ones got to see it all without too much effort. Amazing selection of the worlds animals up close. Take a picnic, food pricey.

Thank genesissurfshop
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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.

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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!

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