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Knowsley Safari Park - Drive Safari

Prescot, Knowsley, Merseyside, L34 4AN

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Introduction

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    • The Drive Safari is a vehicle experience only.
    • For information on parking and general facilities please refer to the Knowsley Safari Park access guide.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Prescot or Eccleston Park.

Opening Times

  • The venue has seasonal opening times.

Park Entrance and Pay Booths

  • On the approach to the venue there are the main pay booths and the reception office.
  • There is a 4 lane vehicle entrance leading up to the pay booths .
  • The height of the pay booths is 110cm.
  • There is no hearing loop system at the pay booths.
  • The reception office is to the left when you approach the pay booths.

Outside Access (Reception Office Entrance)

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    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 89cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right has you face the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a second lower handrail.

Reception (Reception Office)

  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the reception entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Outside Access (Drive Safari Entrance)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 700cm (22ft 12in).
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    • The Drive Safari starts when you pass the entrance.
    • From this point you are required to close all your vehicle windows and stay inside the vehicle at all times.

Drive Safari

  • The Drive Safari is a vehicle only safari.
  • When you enter the entrance gates there are cattle grids along the road.
  • There is a one way traffic route in operation.
  • There are 8 zones within the Drive Safari.
  • There is a car friendly Monkey route if you wish to avoid this area.
  • The route is over 5 miles long and takes approximately 1 hour to navigate.
  • There are no toilets facilities until you leave this area.
  • The nearest public toilets are to the right when you enter the main car park.
  • You are welcome to travel around this route as many times as you like.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.