Where is Animal Park filmed? Location of Longleat Safari Park, ticket details – and how to watch BBC TV show

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Longleat Estate is owned by Ceawlin Thynn, 8th Marquess of Bath, with Longleat Safari and Adventure Park opening in 1966

Animal Park is a long-running BBC television series depicting the daily life of staff and animals at Longleat Safari Park.

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But where is the Safari Park located, how much are tickets and when and where can I watch the BBC show?

Here’s everything you need to know.

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Where is the zoo filmed?

Animal Park – which has been on and off since 2000 – is filmed on the Longleat Estate in Warminster, Wiltshire.

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Longleat Estate is owned by Ceawlin Thynn, 8th Marquess of Bath, with Longleat Safari and Adventure Park opening in 1966.

It was the first drive-through safari park outside of Africa and was the brainchild of Jimmy Chipperfield, who also founded Chipperfield’s Circus.

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The park is home to a variety of exotic animals including giraffes, zebras, gorillas, monkeys, crocodiles and wildebeest.

Visitors to the park can also explore the grounds and gardens of the 16th-century estate.

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The show is currently airing its 10th season on BBC One and is presented by Kate Humble and Ben Fogle.

The show also previously starred former head of the estate Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath before his death in 2020.

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How can I see Animal Park?

You can watch the latest series now on BBC iPlayer, with episode 7 of the current series airing on BBC One on Tuesday (16 August) from 9:15am to 10:00am.

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How much do Safari Park tickets cost?

Longleat Safari Park’s website states that visitors “can discover diverse species of animals from around the world including lions, tigers, wolves, koalas, porcupines and sea lions while traveling by road, rail, water or on foot . This is Longleat. Jump in.”

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Visitors can purchase either a day pass or an annual pass zone pass.

Child (3-15 years) – £27.70

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  • Longleat Safari Park
  • Walking distance to animal attractions like Koala Creek, Jungle Cruise and Family Farmyard
  • Main Square adventure attractions including the Longleat Railway, Rockin’ Rhino and the Hedge Maze
  • Longleat grounds and gardens
  • Special seasonal events throughout the park*

The prices of the annual tickets for the zone are:

Adult (16-59 years) – £100.00

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Child (3-15 years) – £75.00

Seniors (60+) – £90.00

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Attendant (must accompany a guest with additional needs) – £0.00

  • Access to Longleat for 12 months from your first visit, subject to Longleat Opening dates and times. Please note that the park is closed for certain periods during the calendar year and some days have restricted access.
  • Special exclusive event dates only for holders of the annual ticket.
  • Entry to Longleat’s seasonal events and shows.
  • 20% discount on VIP experiences at Longleat.
  • 10% discount in Longleat food outlets.
  • 10% discount in Longleat gift shops.

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