Penguins, Meerkats and more
This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Long Cane, Powerchair
Where do I start with this one as it went well beyond my expectations for a visit. You know things are going well when the first person you meet welcomes you with a smile and can offer information about the accessibility and what to expect. It's great day out with loads to see, easy to follow routes and goof wheelchair access. The icing on the cake being the knowledge that there's a Changing Places toilet as well!
Transport & Parking
Cannot fault the parking as I wanted to park up near the the Changing Places toilet as my first port of call. Lots of clearly marked accessible parking bays right adjacent to the loos and only a short distance from the cafe and the start of the animal adventures.
Access for me as a power chair user and for my visually impaired companion was excellent. It was easy to find your way around with good signposts, well surfaced paths and a good map. We liked the way it was possible to get up close and see everything just like everyone else. The viewing areas had ramps where needed and there was plenty of space to manoeuvre. The cafe was superb with plenty of space, good tables and excellent staff. Not to mention the delicious coffee and cakes! We liked the way you could drive to the main area and park, then drive around to the lakeside area and park so there was not too much wheeling between places. And of course, the drive though experience; a wonderful was to see the animals.
What can I say other than 5 stars !!! A fantastic Changing Places Toilet and an additional accessible toilets.
What made our visit were the staff who were friendly, knowledgeable and very welcoming from start to end.
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Really loved our time at the Safari Park and will definitely be going back; as well as telling other folk how good it is!