All posts tagged: Wiltshire

The Great British Autumn at Longleat

Visit Longleat  between Saturday 21st and Sunday 29th October and enjoy a brand new event celebrating The Great British Autumn. A host of autumnal activities will take place at the Wiltshire Estate throughout the week including flying owl shows, apple pressing, mud kitchens and pumpkin trails. Set within the stunning scenery of Longleat’s Capability Brown-landscaped parkland, […]

Summer baby boom for Longleat

Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire are enjoying a summer baby boom as they welcome 20 monkeys, three rare Chinese deer, marmoset twins and two reindeer calves. There have been so many new rhesus monkey arrivals in recent weeks that even the dominant male, known as Phil, has taken to helping out with babysitting duties. Found […]

Up close at Longleat

Sarah Jeffery from the Discover Animals team recently spent a day exploring Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire with her daughter Caitlin. It had been a few years since the pair last visited, so they were excited to see what was new. ‘Marvellous Monsters’ is a new outdoor exhibition for 2017 and features 20 larger-than-life animatronic […]

Xmas giraffe explores the great outdoors

A baby giraffe, which was born over Christmas, has ventured outside for the first time at Longleat. The male Rothschild’s giraffe, who has been named Evan in honour of a long-time keeper, was delivered inside the centrally-heated giraffery at the Wiltshire safari park in December. Since then the youngster – believed to be the 122nd […]

Rare cheetah cubs venture outside

A rare pair of cheetah cubs have ventured outside for the first time at Longleat Safari Park. Cubs Poppy and Winston, who were named by the public, are the first to have been born at the Wiltshire wildlife attraction, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016. The pair, both still sporting Mohican-style juvenile fur, were […]

Cheetah cubs named at Longleat

Keepers at Longleat in Wiltshire are delighted to announce that the names for the newest additions to the safari park, two cheetah cubs, are Poppy and Winston. The cheetah is officially classified as ‘Vulnerable’ on the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List of Threatened Species, which means it is likely to become ‘Endangered’ […]

Rare cheetah cubs born at Longleat

A rare pair of cheetah cubs are thriving after being born at Longleat Safari Park. The cubs’ birth is a first for the Wiltshire wildlife attraction, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The pair, a male and a female, were born nine weeks ago and will remain inside with mum Wilma until they are 12 […]

Beatrix Potter characters unwrapped at Longleat

Giant illuminated versions of Peter Rabbit, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Squirrel Nutkin are among thousands of Chinese lanterns being unwrapped at Longleat in Wiltshire in preparation for its Festival of Light event, which runs from 11th November to 2nd January. The much-loved children’s characters will feature in a series of scenes recreating famous episodes from Beatrix Potter’s […]

Longleat

In 1966, Longleat became the first location outside Africa to open a drive-through Safari. Over 50 years on, Longleat remains one of the UK’s leading tourist attractions. Boasting animals, Elizabethan architecture, 900 acres of parkland, and easy access from the A350, A36 and A361 Longleat truly is the perfect choice for a day out. A trip to Longleat affords you the chance to […]

War Horse team create Longleat lion puppet

Longleat has commissioned puppetry specialists from the National Theatre’s production of Warhorse to bring a giant lion puppet to life. The big cat puppet, which is nearly three metres long and more than two metres tall, will feature in daily parades at the Wiltshire stately home throughout the summer as part of the 50th anniversary of […]