New for 2021 - Home Education Days

Introducing brand new sessions from the Learning and Discovery team for Autumn 2021! This exciting new programme is perfect for children who love animals, wildlife, conservation, and nature.

During September 2021 we will be piloting this new programme in the form of 2 exciting days! Each day will run 9:00am to 3:30pm and will include a variety of fun games, crafts and of course opportunities to see our awesome animals! Children will have the chance to get messy and creative, by making some lovely gifts for our animals to enjoy!

Home Education: Ages 8 - 15

Wednesday 15th September – Habitat Heroes

This is a drop off session for children aged 8 – 15.

Explorers will start the day by discovering a variety of animal artefacts, before heading to our foot safari to help deliver a meal for one of our smaller animals, as well as the chance to feed our very tallest. Children will then be able to watch our popular sea lion display while they enjoy their lunch! In the afternoon, explorers will experience a private guided tour around the safari drive on our baboon bus, to see if they can spot over 700 animals and watch the cheeky baboons get a present that they have made. In addition to discovering animals from other continents and habitats, children will also explore our native species down in our wonderful woodland walk where they can find out what we can do to help our native wildlife. At the end of the day - after seeing the animal enclosures that Knowsley Safari has, children will be able to use their imagination and creativity to design their very own animal enclosure.

Price = £30/child

Home Education: Ages 6 – 7 and Grown-Ups

Thursday 16th September – Rainforest Rangers

This is an exciting day and fun-filled day for children aged 6 – 7 and their families to enjoy together. Explorers will start the day with a safari story time - learning all about the rainforest and its threats, before making a jungle-themed craft. We will then visit the animals on our foot safari, including our rainforest animals who they will make and deliver some tempting treats for. Explorers will then be able to watch our popular sea lion display while they enjoy their lunch. In the afternoon, everyone will experience a terrific trip around the safari drive on a private baboon bus to see over 700 animals. After seeing animals from all around the world, everybody will end the day in the wild woodland walk where they will discover minibeasts and make creations to help our native animals.

Price = £21.50/person

We understand that you may have questions about this new programme, we have added in some FAQ’s at the bottom of the page to read through. If you have any further questions, you can send us an email at

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If you are a carer; we are happy for you to come along to assist your child, please add this into the notes when booking. If this does not apply to you, please keep an eye on our website for our other home education days where we deliver activities for both children and adults to take part together.

We have designed the programme to be inclusive – if you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with the team at Upon booking there will be a section where you can add in any additional needs you would like us to be aware of and how we can support.

The minimum age to take part in the sessions must be adhered to, we cannot allow younger children to take part as the activities are risk assessed for certain ages and would not be safe for younger children to do. For home education days that include activities for younger children, these will return in 2022 so please keep an eye on our website and social media. You can also sign up to our newsletter or request to be added to our home educator's database.

Our other home education days are suitable for all the family, these particular days are not suitable for babies and toddlers due to the nature of the activities. We cannot have children younger than 6 attend.

If you child/ren are older and you would like them to attend a programme with younger children that is not a problem. Please just be advised that we have designed the activities for the younger age range and so older children may not find the activities are as suitable for them as for the younger children.

These days are designed to include animal activities and experiences that need to take place before the safari opens. By starting at 9:00am we can take part in certain activities that could not occur later in the day.

These days are based on our kids club programme, the price reflects that of the Mini Explorers and Intrepid Explorers kids clubs. They are not the same as school prices as these home education sessions run for longer times, include more activities and have more special experiences including making enrichment for some of our animals and the private tour of the safari drive on the baboon bus. The price reflects entry + these VIP experiences.

Please note:

As these are very popular courses recommend booking early where possible.

Due to the nature of working with animals with cannot guarantee any activities. These sessions must be booked in advance, and they are non-transferable and non-refundable.

We reserve the right to cancel this event.

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