Explore all the animal kingdom has to offer on a coach break to one of the best zoos or safari parks in the UK. Spot your favourite animal, learn about all the different species or find out how conservation projects help the endangered species.
Our coach holidays include return travel, hotel accommodation and entrance into the attraction. Whether you are a wildlife fanatic or simply looking for a great family break, then discover some of the UK’s top Zoos and Safari parks to visit.
Popular Zoos to visit by coach
Chester Zoo is one of the UK’s most popular animal attractions with over 2 million visitors every year. It’s easy to see why, with over 35,000 animals and 128 acres of zoological gardens, there really is something for everyone. Many of the animals are the most exotic and endangered in the world. Chester is not only a fantastic zoo but also a conservation and education charity committed to preventing extinction
Monkey World is an Ape Rescue centre based in Dorset. It provides a 65-acre sanctuary to over 250 primates of 20 different species. Monkey World cares for endangered and rescues primates from all over the world. Explore the rescue centre, which you may have seen on TV. Make sure you visit the only Orangutan creche in the world. The enthusiastic keepers offer daily talks so you can get a real insight to how the park is run and how they look after the primates.
Edinburgh Zoo is set in over 82 acres of wooded hillside and has over 2,500 amazing and endangered animals. Home to the world-famous Giant Pandas, Tian Tian and Yang Guang, this wildlife attraction has lots to keep the family entertained. Don’t miss out on Europe’s largest outdoor penguin pool and the daily Penguin Parade, a must for all visitors. Edinburgh Zoo is involved in many programmes, such as captive breeding of endangered animals, research into animal behaviour, and many conservation projects around the world.
Twycross Zoo is not just a Zoo which all the family can enjoy, but also an award-winning conservation charity. Based in the heart of England and with more than 80 acres of land, Twycross is home to about 500 animals, many of which are endangered. There are around 100 different species of animals including the UK’s only group of Bonobos.
ZSL London Zoo
ZSL London Zoo is the world's oldest scientific zoo, originally opened April 1828 for scientific study, it was later opened for the public to enjoy. This great attraction has over 750 animal species to discover, live demonstrations and great exhibits such as Land of the Lions.
Popular Safari Parks to visit by coach
Longleat Safari & Adventure Park
Longleat is home to the UK’s first safari park, set in magnificent grounds, it has an abundance of attractions for families to enjoy. Drive through the six and a half miles safari expedition and keep your eyes peeled for majestic lions and playful monkeys. Take a trip on the Longleat Railway or hop on a Jungle Cruise to see a band of lowland gorilla, hippos and sea lions.
West Midland Safari & Leisure Park
West Midland Safari Park is located in Worcestershire, the Heart of England. It provides the ultimate drive-through safari experience, over four miles long, getting you up close to the animals. The Park was open in spring 1973, by the famous actress Sophia Loren and is home to over 165 different species including cheetah, elephants and rhinos. This great visitor attraction is also home to a variety of other attractions such as the largest animatronic dinosaur exhibit in the UK and a theme park.
So what are you waiting for? Find a tour from your local area and explore all the animal world has to offer.