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“Can't fault it”

West Midland Safari and Leisure Park
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Bewdley
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Join us for the perfect family day out.... Take the 4-mile Drive-Through Safari and come face to face with some of the fastest, tallest and cutest animals around. Stick your tongue out at the majestic giraffes... Feed the cheeky ankole cattle... See the stunning Sumatran tigers... And whistle at a pack of dhole. Have a wander around the Discovery Trail visiting Mark O'Shea's Reptile World, Twilight Cave, Creepy Crawlies, SeaQuarium, Sea lion Theatre and Penguin Cove with its underwater viewing area. Don't miss our small exotic animals in our hands-on animal encounter, the sea lion show, the reptile talks or the penguin feeds. Amble around the African Village. See the cheeky meerkats and pet the African sheep and goats. Keep an eye out for our playful ring-tailed lemurs, small white-fronted brown lemurs, and fluffy red-bellied lemurs in Lemur Woods, the largest walk-through lemur wood in the UK.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed April 14, 2014

Visited in 1/2 term expecting it to be busy and it wasn't that bad. Purchased the all inclusive ticket online which was good value for money. Arrived this was swift and efficient at the front desk, went round the safari park, took nearly 2 hours to get round, kids loved feeding the giraffes and deer by hand and we thought the food was a reasonable price(£3). We saw all the animals, none were hiding as is often the case. My 2 teenagers laughed their socks off at the hairball vomiting big cat, and weeing tigers. After the 2 hour safari we decided to eat the rush and eat in the restaurant seriously if you are expecting a la carte or high quality pub grub then you are deluded. The food 2 veg lasagnes and chips a burger and chips and sausage and chips, was fine and just as I had expected it to be with drinks cost £35 for all 4 of us. Staff here were pleasant, chatty and not rude. Next we went round the small animals and spent ages here, we loved the meerkat's particularly the babies, and my daughter fell in love with Lemur's where they roam free and often walk right up to you. After this we visited the fairground attractions, we had a wristband(which I would advise or could be costly). We spent hours here, the kids getting on all the rides at least twice with nothing closed, nothing breaking down unlike places like Alton towers were nothing works. We left at closing time having spent in total just around £100 for the day not including petrol with 2 very entertained teens who couldn't fault it. It's something you have to go and do as I'm sure it's a different experience for everybody.

4  Thank 423maxch
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

Visited WMSP after reading many mixed reviews. On arrival it is what is expected, see the Rhino's roaming free, then drive around the "safari" is like the M25 except only two lanes, in-fact more to see on the M25. This is what makes it difficult, the fact the animals are "wild" (kept in captivity) so the attraction can't control what the animals do, how ever on our visit many of the animals was no where to be seen or was having a nap in the long grass. The "safari" in rush hour traffic takes around an hour and a half, which to be perfectly honest it could be fit in 20 to 30 minutes. After the "safari" you can go into the theme park. Quite dated rides which you pay either by tokens or wrist band. Wrist band is a waste of money (in my opinion) the rides as said previously are quite dated. Good note on our visit no queues for for the rides at least. Food is priced as expected. Would I visit again? Sadly not. The staff are friendly enough but the venue needs some improvement.

1  Thank DaveM79
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

After a mornings visit to Cadbury world, my partner and I decided to make the most of our trip to the area and venture over to this safari park - I'm so glad we did!

It was a fairly busy day and there was a bit of expected queuing to get into some enclosures during the safari but it didn't spoil it whatsoever and it was a great opportunity to see animals close up :) We in particular enjoyed seeing the giraffes and rhinos. I would really recommend buying animal food at the entrance though, we didn't and regretted it when some animals were bypassing our car window after looking in because they could see no sign of food!

The animals all seemed happy and most had nice spacious enclosures.

After the safari we parked up and walked around the lemur walk (so lovely to see lemurs playing in the trees and enjoying a bit more freedom than usual animal parks!), goat and meerkat areas and stood in the dark room full of bats that flew around us which was quite an experience in itself!

I really couldn't fault this place, I only wish we had more time left in the day to explore more of the rides section of the park. Everything seemed well thought out, laid out and generally just nice to walk around on the lovely sunny day we were having.

We are a couple in our 20s and found it good value for just the two of us and there was plenty for us to see and do.

A great place and probably my new favourite animal park/zoo/safari!

Thank AlexiaN1987
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

Excellent safari park with good range of animals. Also, has zoo attached with various shows. Well laid out & plenty of stuff to fill your day with.

Thank juni2011
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

Great range of animals even though the lions and tigers were a bit boring and looked a bit fed up but loved feeding the giraffes ! Deffently would re visit great day out for family's with kids

Thank Holly W
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