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What will students see and do?
There is so much on offer at Longleat in Wiltshire, including a zoo, rides and a historic home.
Longleat Safari Park is home to 500 different animals. The Safari Drive Through offers students the chance to see the Deer Park, Wolf Wood, Monkey Mayhem, Tiger Territory, Lion Country, Cheetah Kingdom, and Anne the elephant, who was rescued from the circus.
Meanwhile, in Main Square, students can observe crocodiles, giant otters and koalas. Other attractions include one of the largest hedge mazes in the world, a jungle cruise, farmyard, and a miniature railway.
At Longleat House, pupils can explore the stunning Elizabethan architecture and acres of landscaped grounds. The property is home to Viscountess Emma Weymouth and Cawlin Thynn, the son of the 7th Marquess of Bath. There are many art exhibitions and historical exhibits throughout the year.
Students can also enjoy educational workshops covering a range of topics. Popular options include:
Marvellous Minibeasts KS1-KS3
Habitats and Adaptions KS2-KS3
Animals in Art and Design KS3-KS4
World War I KS3-KS5
Conversation at Longleat and Beyond KS1-KS4
Business Studies Student Conference KS4-KS5
How does the trip link to the curriculum?
It’s never been more important for students to learn about the very real impact of climate change. That’s why climate change is in the National Curriculum for both science and geography for primary and secondary schools. A safari park offers an excellent opportunity for children to learn in an engaging environment about issues affecting the planet we share.
Beyond this, Longleat Zoo also offers workshops for specific subjects such as business studies, and art and design. Longleat House also offers history workshops on World War I.
Teaching resources provided
Longleat has a wealth of educational resources available for teachers ahead of your trip. Some are available to download online, but if you can’t find something you need, teachers can contact the educational team at Longleat for additional resources.
Details of risk assessment
Health and safety for UK school trips is a priority for Longleat Safari Park. As such, they offer risk assessment guidance.
Teachers are encouraged to visit in advance of the trip free of charge, once a booking has been made, to help them plan. To arrange this, teachers can email the education team with the preferred date and names of up to two attendees who may enter free of charge. The Longleat team require at least three working days to arrange this.
Don't miss our downloadable A-Z guide on completing a risk assessment
Longleat has a large coach park available for school transport.
For refreshments, there is a great choice of spacious outdoor areas to enjoy a picnic in. Longleat also has a cafe, restaurant and coffee house, as well as several food and drink kiosks around the site.
Toilets are located across the park, including accessible toilets. There are also changing facilities with adjustable changing bench and hoist.
Longleat Safari Park is open all week from 10am to 6pm during the peak season and until 5pm during the off-peak season.
Longleat offers a discounted price for school trips on weekdays during Wiltshire term times.
The day ticket gives visitors access to Longleat, including the Safari Drive-Through experience and Main Square attractions.
A UK Student Day ticket (3 to 16 years) costs £8.60.
An International Student Day Ticket (3 to 18 years) costs £21.
Teachers can benefit from free entry provided they meet certain requirements. For every 3 students aged 4 and under, there is one free adult entry. For students aged over 5, it’s one free adult for every six students.
Adults/carers supporting a student with additional needs can enter free of charge.
For additional adults, the ticket price is £27.95.
Whether you’re heading to the safari park, Longleat House or both, Longleat is really easy to get to. You’ll find it off the A36 between Bath and Salisbury, accessible by the M4 and M3.
For those using public transport, the nearest train stations are Frome and Warminster. Both have regular service from London.
It’s still around 5 miles to Longleat from either station, so you’ll need to organise further transportation when you arrive.
You can find Longleat at:
For those using a sat nav, it’s recommended to use the postcode BA12 7JS instead and follow the brown tourism signs as you get closer to the park.
The Estate Office, Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire
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