Blair Drummond Wildlife Safari Park is another of my favourite Scottish attractions.
It’s very reasonably priced, and it really is a fantastic day out for all the family.
Blair Drummond Park is situated less than an hour’s drive from both Glasgow and the city of Edinburgh, and it’s handily placed for easy reach. If you take junction 10 off the M9 motorway, it’s well signposted from there, and Stirling is the nearest train station.
Wildlife Safari Park
If you enjoy animals and wide open spaces as much as I do, you’ll just love this place.
Seriously, all you need is some half decent weather, to let you take full advantage of the walks and the many other facilities you’ll find around the park. The children will love it.
When you arrive you’ll start off by driving through the animal reserves. Then after you have parked the car you can take a walk through pets farm, then the adventure areas, have a look at the falconry and sea lion displays, and visit kids favourite, chimp island.
A HUGE COLLECTION OF ANIMALS….
Other animals you can meet include: Antelopes, Lions, Tigers, Penguins, Birds of Prey, Bears, Camels, Giraffes, Meerkats, Zebras, Rhinos, Otters, Ostriches, Lemurs, Wallabys, and probably the only Elephants you’re ever likely to see in the whole of Scotland.
This isn’t the whole list, these are just the ones I remember, there are lots more you’re likely to see. When you do finally stop for a rest, there are bar and restaurant facilities, a barbeque area, and lots of picnic areas where you can just sit back and relax.
ATTRACTIONS FOR THE KIDS….
The children definitely won’t get bored, when you consider the number of attractions that make up the whole adventure that is Blair Drummond Wildlife Safari Park.
A wooden castle, bouncy castle, giant astra glide, pirate ship, face painting, pedal boats and amusements are just some of the things to keep the little ones happy. But perhaps the highlight of the day for everyone is a visit to the fantastic Chimp Island.
This wildlife safari park has been going strong since 1970, and it’s a shame to think some of these animals are an endangered species.
The Chimps and Tigers are endangered, and there are many other animals that are totally dependent on conservation areas like Blair Drummond Safari Park for their survival.
All the animals are well cared for here, as the dedicated staff do a fabulous job, and it’s really nice to think when you pay your admission fee that some of it is going to a very worthwhile cause, especially when you are guaranteed to have such a great time.
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MORE SCOTTISH ATTRACTIONS….
Kelvingrove Art Gallery: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, with one of Europe’s great civic art collections is Scotland’s number 1 visitor attraction, and well loved.
Glasgow Science Centre: This science and technology museum was awarded a five star rating in the attraction category by the Scottish Tourist Board, Visit Scotland.
Edinburgh Zoo: The zoo is a great family day out, with many animals to see and and much to do, with the highlight being the fantastic daily penguin parade.