All posts tagged: Longleat

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 […]

Double red panda delight

A rare set of red panda twins has been born at Longleat. It’s only the second time the species, which is endangered in the wild, has bred successfully at the Wiltshire wildlife attraction. Twin red panda births are extremely rare and keepers are delighted with the pair’s progress. The new arrivals are doubly welcome as their parents […]


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 […]

Monkeys go bananas for Valentine’s banquet

Keepers at Longleat threw caution to the wind when they laid on a special romantic banquet treat for their troop of mischievous macaque monkeys in the run up to Valentine’s Day. The candlelit dinner included a variety of traditionally romantic dishes like melon, avocado, asparagus, strawberries and pomegranates as well as grapes and bananas. However, […]

‘On the Wild Side’ by Simon King – A Photographic Celebration of Longleat’s Famous Animals

From Easter Longleat will play host to world renowned TV wildlife presenter, photographer and cameraman Simon King’s latest exhibition. King has been concealing himself throughout Longleat’s animal paddocks during the winter, capturing timeless and unique images of the animals inside their world, from an innovative perspective, of which they’ve never before been seen. To complement […]

Longleat’s animals see themselves in a new light

A selection of Longleat’s safari animals came face to face with their Chinese lantern counterparts recently. The Wiltshire attraction is currently staging its spectacular Festival of Light outdoor event which features thousands of illuminated artworks. Alongside figures from Chinese history, myth and legend; including emperors, soldiers from the terracotta army and a giant dragon boat, […]