What’s your favourite animal? Is it perhaps an elephant, a giraffe, or a rhino? Or even a deer, a monkey, or a wolf? Or do you prefer the big cats, such as the tigers, lions, and cheetahs?
These are all the animals on show at the first safari drive-through outside of Africa, Longleat Safari and Adventure Park. VIP tours also allow feeding of some of these beautiful animals.
For over an hour and a half, enjoy a ride through the safari park on the double decker safari bus (resembling a classic London bus), whilst listening to interesting commentary from the expert driver.Established in 1965 and expanded in 1976, this 15 in (381 mm) gauge ridable miniature railway is among the busiest in the country. It has a length of one and a quarter miles (2 km) through scenic woodland and along the edge of Half Mile Lake. The line has taken several different courses across the years, but the route along the lake has remained consistent. After opening the railway was originally run by outside company Minirail on a ten-year contract, which was not renewed due to disagreements between the two companies. Following this, Longleat took over running the railway in 1976. Many engines have run on the railway over the years, both steam and diesel; as of 2018 the railway owns three diesel locomotives. The railway also has 15 carriages, all built at Longleat between 1976 and 2013 and wearing mock British Railways crimson and cream livery, along with several permanent way wagons. Between 2011 and 2017 the railway was known as the Jungle Express, with the station and carriages given additional theming
Explore the safari park without the risk of your own vehicle damage and focus entirely on photography and enjoyment.
Exciting seasonal events are available, so you can ride a hot air balloon in the Sky Safari, do a UV themed obstacle course, celebrate Autumn, watch fireworks and attend the festival of light. And these are only Autumn events!Opened to the public in 1949, the ancestral home of the Marquess of Bath remains a popular attraction with visitors. Visitors can join one of the many regular house tours or simply walk about at their leisure. They may also explore the gardens surrounding the house and visit a number of cafés within the grounds. A separate ticket is sold for visitors who only wish to visit the house and gardens.