Knowsley Safari was opened in 1971 and remains one of the region’s most popular visitor destinations, consistently attracting half a million visitors each year. In 2015, 2017 and 2019 the Park won Liverpool City Region Large Attraction Award and is ranked by TripAdvisor in the top 20 European zoos.
There is a long history of keeping animals on the Knowsley estate; in the 19th century, the 13th Earl of Derby, a renowned natural scientist, created his own menagerie, containing 319 species of birds and 94 species of mammals.
Today, Knowsley Safari is jam packed with things to do in and out of the car. Over 700 animals, including rhinos, tigers, elephants and baboons can be spotted in the Safari’s extensive animal habitats and spectacular shows and events are designed to appeal to all ages.