I have visited Longleat half a dozen times over the last 10 years or so and always thought it was really good. However, My wife and I took our daughter and 2 grandkids last week and were distinctly unimpressed.
Three adults and 2 small children in one car £130! Half an hour wait just to pay and get in to find the safari park closed, open in 20 minutes! So off to the house and other attractions.
Pets Corner is no more, replaced by an inferior complex with less animals, indeed this is the theme of the new layout, less of everything but more to pay for everything. How can £2.50 for one Magnum ice cream and £2.20 for a half litre bottle of cola be justified? The railway was closed with just a note apologising for any inconvenience, the queue for the safari boat was approx. 50 mins..
When we did do the safari park drive through it was spoilt by some of the security gates around the big cat areas being woefully slow to be opened, by hand in most cases, leading to long delays.
We visited Woburn Safari Park earlier this year and had a good day there (also reviewed) and both my wife and I will be heading in their direction next time.
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