Local Link Reviews: West Midlands Safari Park

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Feed the animals from your car window at West Midlands Safari Park

The school holidays are in full swing, and it can be easy to get stuck for ideas of things to do that’ll keep the whole family entertained.

Enter West Midlands Safari Park; a safari park in Worcestershire, that holds over 165 species of exotic animals, amusement rides and animal experiences. With three children of different ages, we find it difficult to find attractions that will keep the whole family entertained. So, a few weeks ago, my family and I drove to Worcestershire with the hopes of a fun summer’s day out – and we were not disappointed.

The park was only a 2-hour car journey from Newport, so it’s accessible from South Wales, and all corners of the country.

When we arrived at WMSP, we drove straight to the safari drive through; an opportunity to see exotic animals close and personal. Before the drive through, you can grab some grub to feed the animals. The kids were determined to feed every animal in the safari park. From giraffes to deer, we had a zoo of animals in our car window for the kids to feed.

After the excitement of the safari park, we hopped out of the car and headed into the park, to see what West Midlands Safari Park still had to offer. After walking through the Ice Age installment, we reached the rides area. My youngest two are too young for the bigger rides, so they stuck to some of the smaller rides while my oldest enjoyed the ride area with the designated parent.

After visiting the last of the animals, it was time to hop in the car and head back home. For a full family day out, WMSP is great value for money. Adults pay £24, concessions and students £22, and children 3-15 years £19 each (entry for under 3s is free), and every admission entitles each person a return visit to West Midland Safari Park within the same season.

The park has so much to do, so this is great if you didn’t have enough time to see everything the first time.

West Midlands Safari Park is a brilliant, alternative day out for families and more. The family and I plan to head back for round two, when the youngest can head into the rides park (and the adults, too!)

You can book tickets and get more information on their website

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