The Knowsley Safari animal experiences you can treat your loved one to this Christmas
1 month ago
Knowsley Safari has a host ion great gift ideas this Christmas, all perfect for the animal-lover in your life.
Looking for the perfect present for ardent animal lovers or committed conservationists this Christmas? Knowsley Safari has done all the festive thinking for you and curated this super selection of seasonal gift ideas – all of which are guaranteed to make memories to be treasured forever.
Even better, all gift vouchers for Animal Experiences include admission to the Safari, which means that a full day of fun can be enjoyed, long after those festive feelgood gifting moments have passed. They’re also emailed when purchased, making them a great lastminute gift idea too.
A wide choice of Animal Experiences from £69
For those who dream of getting up close to a giraffe, fancy feeding a meerkat breakfast or joining the Knowsley Safari team behind the scenes with its tigers or lions, then VIP Animal Experiences will make the most exceptional gifts. And there are lots to choose from.
For those keen to go behind the scenes to learn more about Knowsley Safari’s amazing Amur Tiger Miron, there are three excellent experiences to gift. Tiger Experience tickets are on sale now and will see lucky recipients join the animal team, behind the scenes. Prices range from £139 for an individual voucher, to £209 for a two people and cost £239 for a fabulous Family Tiger Experience for four.
If you’re buying for those who you know would want to meet the Pride of Knowsley, the Safari’s Lion Experiencegives the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the enclosure, with rangers, to learn what it takes to look after Sam, Ted, Jasmin and the other lions who live there. Individual experiences start at £119 per person and cost £189 for two people.
Also released for sale in November are hugely popular Giraffe Experience vouchers. Those lucky enough receive this gift for Christmas will join the Safari team on the giraffe platform to come face-to-face with residents Alex and Orbit – who rank amongst the world’s tallest animals, thanks to their towering legs and long necks. Gift cards for this exceptional experience cost £139 for the brand-new Family Experience for four people.
For fans of cheeky meerkats – and the marvellous storybook Meerkat Mail, which is a favourite in our primary schools – Knowsley Safari’s Meerkat Experience is a must-give this Christmas time. Those lucky enough to receive this voucher will help rangers feed these most fabulous mammals from the mongoose family – finding out exactly what goes on behind the scenes with the Safari’s infamous meerkat mob. Individual gift vouchers cost £69 and £109 for two people.
VIP Guided Safari Tours
VIP Guided Safari Tours will also make a tremendous gift for animal livers this Christmas – with an exclusive Land Rover tour of the award-winning five-mile Merseyside safari. For larger parties – of up to 14 people – the same tour experience can be enjoyed on the brilliant Baboon Bus. Both come complete with an expert guide who’s guaranteed to make the drive fun and informative, and who’ll be at hand to answer questions as you explore the different animal zones. These great gift cards cost £100 for up to 14 people, in addition to general admission.
Kids’ clubs and Zoo Schools
Tickets to Kids’ clubs and Zoo Schools also make great gift idea for animal-loving children – and there are lots of exciting programmes to choose from. Each enables vets, zoologists, keepers, zoo educators and conservationistsof the future to get close to the animals and to gain invaluable practical experience.
Clubs are available for children of all ages – including the Knowsley Academy programme for those age 15 to 18 years, which costs £85.50 for members and £95 for non-members, for the whole weekend. Participants will come away with a free augmented reality guidebook and certificate, as well a large portfolio of their work to take home and use to further any applications and interviews.
The Junior Rangers programme is designed for 11- to 14-year-olds with a passion for the natural world and costs £121.50 for members and £135 for non-members – with free admission to the Safari over both days.
Keep up to date with all programmes as and when they launch – for all age groups, school holidays and weekends – here.
For those who want to gift becoming a member of the Knowsley Safari family, annual memberships are another option for the perfect present. They give free Safari entry, seven days a week, for a whole year, as well as lots of brilliant bonuses and discounts to enjoy on giftshops, restaurants, kids’ clubs and amusement rides. Membership packages start from just £45 for children and £57 for adults, with further discounts on concessions – which means this a great gift idea for grandparents to give to their grandkids, in return for a whole 12 months of memory-making.
If you’re still unsure of which of these exceptional experiences to gift this festive period, Knowsley Safari’s monetary gift vouchers will allow the recipient to pick their own perfect present. They’re available in denominations of £25, £50, £75 and £100 and are distributed as an E-voucher by email and can only be redeemed online.
For full gift idea details, visit Knowsley Safari’s Animal Experiences webpage. The sessions must be pre-booked and are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Details for Accessible Experiences at Knowsley Safari can be found here or by calling 0151 430 9009.
Experience voucher(s) will be emailed, after purchase, with instructions on how to book your encounter. Sessions must be booked prior to arrival by calling the phone number on the voucher.