Days Out Ideas Summer Wiltshire

6 Reasons to visit Longleat this summer

Written by Amy Hughes

Summer is here it’s time for fun,
Let’s head to Longleat for a day in the sun!

Predators, pandas and a parrot show,
Grab some tickets and get ready to go!

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See some of the biggest, fastest, strangest predators come to life with Longleat’s animatronic exhibition. Featuring modern-day predators as well as those that roamed the world thousands of years ago, you can come face to face with a giant cobra and stand near the terrifying jaws of the anglerfish!

Pop-Up Pandas

More than 50 cute panda statues have taken over the Wiltshire estate – with some even popping up within the Safari Park! The pandas have been designed by artists in China and are each one has been hand-painted. Each of the sculptures has its own unique design incorporating everything from English seasonal events to the different artistic styles and elements of Chinese culture.


Jump on board the miniature railway for a 1.25 mile journey around the park’s scenic woodland. Opened in 1965, the railway is older than even the safari park! You might even spot the two Ugandan hippos whilst on your journey.

Safari drive throughPredators at Longleat Safari Park, Warminster

How many different types of animal can you spot? Wind up your windows and hide your lunch! Everyone will love this chance to get up close to the monkeys and lions.

Parrot show

Head along to one of the daily parrot shows to meet the colourful macaws. You can admire the parrot’s skills while the knowledgeable keepers tell you more about these beautiful birds and how you can care for the world they live in.

Animal Encounters

Fancy holding a snake, stroking a tarantula or cuddling a guinea pig? Our keepers can arrange a personal introduction for you and your family. Available free with a valid day ticket or annual pass, just contact Longleat for more information.

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