West Midlands Safari Park is always my go to place for a fun filled family day out. We usually visit in the summer when the weather is nice and warm, but we were very kindly gifted some tickets to visit the weekend just gone. I have never visited the Safari Park during the winter months before and I’m so glad I got to experience it.
West Midlands Safari Park is based in Bewdley just outside of Kidderminster and is easy to get to from any direction you’re travelling from.
Upon arrival we headed straight for the car park so Krystabelle could use the toilet which is located at the car park along with a couple of catering facilities and some picnic benches. We thought it would be best to use the toilet first to avoid needing to go half way through the Safari drive thorough.
Once we were all back in the car we started the drive into the four mile Safari, the first few animals we came across were the Rhinos, antelopes and Zebras.
The antelopes like to come up close as they love to be fed, luckily we bought some food at the entrance which is £3.50 a box.
There wasn’t much cars at the Safari so we got to stop with the antelopes a while feeding and taking some photos.
We then carried on with the drive, there are different parts to the Safari with locked gates which you wait behind until a keeper opens them up for you to carry on driving through, this is to ensure that all animals stay in their own designated area and some of these areas we had to ensure that all our windows were closed.
We got to see some more amazing animals, wild dogs, white tigers, cheetahs and White Lions.
At the Realm of the Lions you have the option to drive off track which we did. This has usually always been in our favour but this weekend they were all up by the rocks. I’m guessing they only roam around off track when there’s so many cars around, so unfortunately we didn’t manage to get any photos.
We carried on around, I kept looking out for the giraffes as they’re my favourite animal but unfortunately they were all in their enclosure. I was a little disappointed I didn’t get to feed the giraffes but I’m sure we’ll be visiting again soon.
As we drove towards the end of the Safari, the last few animals we saw were elephants, camels and buffalos.
After an hour and a half drive around we then headed back to the car park and made our way down to the park.
As you walk through the building you have a couple of diners to your left and the gift shop to the right. I love the gift shop, there’s a great variety of soft toys and other gifts too such as snow globes etc..
Krystabelle spotted the penguins as soon as we reached the other side of the building and ran straight down as fast as she could to see them.
All the Dinosaurs look very realistic and they’re all electronic so are able to move and make such realistic noises too. Teddy most definitely got scared.
At this point we were quite hungry so made our way to the Dino Diner.
They have a great variety of dishes to chose from, I opted for the sweet and sour noodles with crispy chicken. The only downside to their menu is that they don’t offer a side order of chips. So if chips don’t come with your meal you can’t order any.
After we had eaten it had just turned half past four so we headed towards the sea lion show to catch their last showing at five o clock. As we had twenty minutes to spare we had a quick look around the aquarium.
To make the most of your day out at the Safari Park, it’s best to arrive as early as possible, the park usually opens at 10am. As we didn’t arrive until half past one we didn’t get to see everything the park has to offer such as all the daily feeds, meerkat mayhem, twilight caves, reptile world and many more.
I do have a vlog of our day which I’m unable to upload due to the radio being on in the background, being the first day out vlog I’ve ever made I didn’t think to switch the radio off as copyright never even crossed my mind. Lesson well learnt for next time.
I’m looking forward to visiting West Midlands Safari Park again soon and have always wanted to do a guided tour and get up close and personal with all the animals. This is definitely on my bucket list of things to do.
Have I mentioned you also get a free return ticket to the park? Find out all about their admission prices here.
*We were kindly gifted tickets to the safari park in exchange of a review. All thoughts are our own.