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You won’t believe what’s happening at Longleat this summer!

Written by Lewis Everrett

It’s time to visit Longleat’s festival of light,
An action-packed day to make your kids smile bright.
Play in the sand at the indoor beach,
or visit Wings for the birds of prey speech.

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Say hello to summer this year at Longleat!

Prepare for the ultimate animal adventure this summer at Longleat! With the launch of special summer activities, this action-packed day out is the perfect choice for families of all ages.

We’ve compiled our list of the best things you can expect from Longleat this summer!

The indoor beach

No matter the weather, your little ones can always rely on the indoor beach for some holiday fun! Explore, build, and play in this amazing space that’s been specifically designed to replicate all the joy of a day out to the seaside!

The fun doesn’t stop there, experience great activities for creative adventurers including pebble painting and the colouring wall. You can relax in one of the many deckchairs provided with a drink and a seaside snack from the close by seaside hut!

If you’re feeling competitive, you can even challenge your family to a game of table tennis… the indoor beach is the perfect place to relax no matter the weather!

Marvel at the breathtaking Wings display

Get ready to watch some of the most magnificent birds of prey this summer during Wings. Watch as these glorious birds from across the globe swoop and glide straight over your head in a beautiful riverside setting.

You’ll get to learn about the skills and abilities of the different birds partnered with fascinating live commentary from a team of experts! Here are just some of the birds you can expect to see this summer:

  • Red-footed falcons
  • Tawny eagle
  • Great horned owl
  • Grey buzzard eagle
  • Yellow-billed kite and black kite
  • Abyssinian owl
  • Turkey vulture
  • Long-eared owl
  • Lanner falcon
  • Harris hawk
  • Common kestrel
  • Hybrid falcon

Don’t miss out on one of the best bird displays the UK has to offer!

The ultimate Adventure Castle

If you’re visiting Longleat with little ones this summer then the Adventure Castle Splash Pad is an absolute must-visit! Don’t forget to bring spare clothes or swimwear for this special attraction.

A huge favourite at Longleat, your kids will be able to explore with zip wires, climbing frames, tube slides, a medieval keep, and of course the extra refreshing Splash Pad for those hot summer days!

Test your endurance and courage with this Medieval fortress!

Meet the newest addition: Bart the Capybara

The largest rodent in the world, native to Africa, now resides at Longleat. Meet Bart the Capybara this summer to learn more about these magnificent creatures!

Longleat is currently looking for a female friend to join Bart so that they can start their breeding programme, but in the meantime, Bart is happily enjoying the comfort of his new enclosure in the African Village!

The UK’s No.1 safari drive-through

You don’t get the title of UK’s No.1 Safri Park without having an extraordinary safari drive-through!

It’s time to buckle up, hide your sandwiches, and embark on an adventure through nature. Be careful though, this safari is bigger, scarier, and wilder than you ever dared imagine! Just check out some of the creatures you might be able to see on this unmissable drive-through experience:

  • Wolves
  • Rhinos
  • Monkeys
  • Deer
  • Tigers
  • Lions
  • Cheetahs
  • Anne the elephant

Be warned, the mischievous monkeys are known to cause mayhem so keep your eyes peeled and your seatbelts buckled!

Water Voles return to Longleat

Longleat are passionate about the conservation of our planet and all its creatures. The Water Vole reintroduction programme will continue across the estate to try to help rebuild the population.

Maintain your adventure with a summer stay at Longleat

Don’t worry, we know that it’s impossible to see everything that Longleat has to offer in just one day…

This summer you can choose from seven unique, luxurious self-catering cottages with park admission and breakfast included!

Make your experience at Longleat even more memorable and keep the adventure alive with an overnight stay!

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