All posts tagged: Longleat

New arrivals take centre stage at Longleat

Longleat has unveiled a host of all-new animal displays for 2019, including a spacious purpose-built semi-aquatic enclosure for a pair of two-metre long critically endangered Cuban crocodiles. Renowned for their ability to jump high out of water, the crocodiles will share their new 80,000 litre home with shoals of freshwater fish and dozens of exotic butterflies. […]

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 […]

Our pick of the best festive events for 2018

With plenty going on at wildlife parks throughout the UK this festive season, we’ve selected our pick of the best Christmas events taking place this year… Longleat’s Festival of Light – A Fantastic Voyage is the Wiltshire attraction’s most ambitious ever Christmas event. Featuring more than 1,000 different illuminated lanterns and three-dimensional scenes, visitors can […]

Koalas take centre stage at Longleat

If you are a fan of koalas you will love Longleat’s newest attraction. Set to open Spring 2019, Koala Creek is currently home to five Southern koalas (four female and one male) and two hairy nosed wombats (one female and one male), who recently arrived from Australia. The marsupial group are currently off show to […]

Laughing all the way to Longleat

A group of male spotted hyenas – collectively known as a ‘cackle’ – can now be seen in a new drive-through enclosure at Longleat Safari Park. These magnificent sub-Saharan hunters are known as ‘laughing’ hyenas due to the bizarre giggling sounds they make when excited. The ‘laugh’ is one of up to 12 different vocalisations the […]

Tiny red panda cub spotted at Longleat

Longleat welcomed twin red panda cubs two weeks ago and mum Rufina has already been spotted taking one of her tiny new arrivals outside for the first time. Rufina and dad Ajendra are important members of a European breeding programme for the species, which is officially recognised as endangered in the wild. The pair have raised […]

Awe-inspiring predators invade Longleat

Longleat in Wiltshire will be home to some of the planet’s most remarkable predators from this weekend,  Saturday 24th March. Visitors to the safari park will be able to watch in awe as a dozen highly-realistic animatronic creatures come to life as part of the thrilling new Predators attraction. Let your imagination run wild as you come face […]

Longleat in bid to save rare spider

Longleat in Wiltshire has joined an international rescue programme to try and save one of the world’s rarest spiders. The critically endangered species of wolf spider lives within a small valley on the uninhabited Desertas Grande island, part of an archipelago off the south east coast of Madeira. It is estimated that only around 4,000 […]

A Flight Before Christmas at Longleat

As part of their giant outdoor Festival of Light celebrations, Longleat in Wiltshire are hosting an interactive storytelling experience featuring flying owls. Bringing the festive spirit thrillingly to life for younger visitors, ‘A Flight Before Christmas’ mixes the magic of storytelling with the aerial grace and agility of native species including tawny, barn and eagle […]

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, […]

Europe’s oldest silverback gorilla turns 56

Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire helped Nico the western lowland gorilla celebrate his 56th birthday this weekend. Keepers marked the special occasion by providing Nico with a selection of presents and a birthday cake made out of bananas and courgetttes which they topped off with carrot candles. Nico is believed to be the oldest silverback gorilla […]

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 […]

Where to take dad for free this weekend

Go wild this weekend and treat your dad to a day out to see wildlife on Father’s Day. What’s more, dads can enjoy completely free entry at all the following attractions;. Visit Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire this weekend and dads get free entry on both Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June when accompanied by a […]

Nico the gorilla gets in a flap at Longleat

A pair of Canada geese got Longleat Safari Park’s  silverback lowland gorilla in a flap when they tried to nest on his island home recently. Nico, who is around 55 years old and Europe’s oldest gorilla, clearly didn’t take kindly to the uninvited geese trying to invade his home. The amazing encounter was captured on […]

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 […]

Best of British seahorses at Longleat

Longleat in Wiltshire have revealed a new marine feature showcasing the two different types of seahorse found in British waters. Two colonies of spiny and short snouted seahorses were bred as part of a conservation programme in Portugal and can now be seen on display in their new home at Longleat. The spiny seahorse, which is […]

Longleat’s monster plans for 2017

Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire is keen to let visitors know all about what lies in store for this year. The attraction’s drive-through safari is home to exotic animals from around the world including giraffes, tigers, cheetahs, monkeys and lions. You can step aboard the Jungle Cruise to meet gorillas in their lakeside retreat, enjoy […]