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The best places in the UK to see real lions!

The best places in the UK to see real lions!

No doubt your little ones are fascinated by Disney’s The Lion Guard! With the stunning scenery of the Pride Lands and a whole gang of fun animal characters, it won’t be long before kids want to experience the real deal. Whilst a trip to the Pride Lands may be a tad unlikely, you can take the kids to see real lions at several locations here in the UK.

Choose which is best for you with our handy guide below:


Believe it or not, the first safari park to open outside of Africa was Longleat in Wiltshire. Open for more than 50 years, it’s safe to say that Longleat knows a thing or two about giving visitors the ultimate safari experience!

Online Price: Adults £28.85, Child (3-15yrs) £21.62, Under 3s go free.


Woburn Safari Park is an award winning attraction which won’t disappoint! The beautiful environment features over 80 species, including lions, tigers and bears and so many other impressive creatures.

Price: Family day tickets range from £49.99 (1 adult and 2 children) to £84.99 (2 adults and 3 children)

Knowsley Safari Park

Knowsley Safari Park in Merseyside offers the longest safari drive out of all UK parks. The 5-mile route takes an hour to complete and you’ll see over 700 wild animals! If you miss any, no need to worry as you can drive around as many times as you like. Knowsley is also home to stunning British wildlife.

Online price: Adults £15.75, Children £12.15, Family ticket £53.10 to £65.25

West Midland Safari Park

To see something extra special, head to the West Midland Safari Park which is home to the UK’s only pride of White Lions. After the safari, the fun won’t end as the park also has two theme parks with rides for all ages.

Online price: 20% discount for Summer Safari dates. Adult £18.70, Child (3-15yrs) £14.45, Under 3s go free.

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