Blair Drummond Safari Park and Adventure Park

Blair Drummond by Stirling, Central Scotland, FK9 4UR

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Opening Times

The Park is open daily, 22 March to 2 November, from 10.00am

Closes at 5.30pm with the last admission at 4.30pm until 25 October, 4:30/3:30pm thereafter.

The Park is closed during the winter, reopening in March 2015.

Admission Prices

Adults

£14.00

Students (ID reqd.)

£12.50

Children (3-14)

£11.00

Children under 3

Free

Senior Citizens

£11.25

Disabled

£12.50

Carer

£8.50

Online discounts and group rates also available; see the zoo's website for details.

Description

Located near Stirling, Scotland, within easy reach of Edinburgh, Glasgow, and the Loch Lomond area, Blair Drummond Safari Park is set amidst the stunning grounds of Blair Drummond House, a late-Victorian house that is now home to the Camphill Trust, a charity that cares for people with special needs. Opened in 1970, the Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park is progressively improved each year, often expanding its collection of animals.

The park consists of a combination of drive through reserves and walk around enclosures, together with regular sea lion and birds of prey displays and boat trips to Chimpanzee Island. There are no longer any drive through monkey reserves, so there is little chance of damage to your car. For those who arrive by public transport, a free safari bus is available to take them through the reserves.

For the children there is the Pet Farm, and extensive adventure play facilities and amusements, including a giant astra glide (slide), `Flying Fox' rope slide, wooden castle, pirate ship, bouncy castle, pedal boats, and dodgems.

There are plenty of picnic areas and tables available, together with free barbeque facilities (provided on a first-come, first-served basis). The restaurant provides a wide range foods, and can also cater for special diets if given sufficient notice.

Latest News

These are the latest news reports from Blair Drummond Safari Park and Adventure Park; see the Blair Drummond Safari Park and Adventure Park News Archive for all reports, or visit the official website for the very latest news.

Arrival: 21 May 2012

A female Southern White Rhino called Lucy has arrived from West Midlands Safari Park, where she was born, in exchange for Ailsa who was born here in 2009. The exchange is needed to prevent inbreeding in both crashes (groups) of Rhino.

Official Website

www.blairdrummond.com

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Facilities

Car Park

Free

Eating

Watering Hole Bar, Chakula Grill, snack kiosks, picnic and barbecue area (barbecues are provided on a first come, first served basis and therefore please enquire on arrival if you would like one)

For Kids

Baby changing facilities, pet's farm, pirate ship and adventure playground, amusements, flying fox, wooden castle, bouncy castle, face painting, football pitch and other area for ball games, giant astraglide

Special Needs

Disabled toilets, wheelchair hire is available.

Restrictions

No dogs allowed in the park but there are kennel facilities. No convertible cars or pickups are allowed in the reserves.

Attractions

Animal Collections

Mammals, Birds

Note: The animal pictures on this page are merely representative of this type of attraction; they do not mean that the animals can be found at this specific attraction.

Star Animals

Lemur Land - a walk-through enclosure with Ring-Tailed and Brown Lemurs.

Rhinos from South Africa, the only elephants in Scotland, lions, tigers, bears, giraffes, chimpanzees, camels, sealions, penguins and many, many more.

Special Attractions

Performing Sea Lion shows (4 daily), boat safari to Chimpanzee Island, falconry displays (3 daily),

Other Attractions

Five-seater pedal boats, gift shops, safari bus for those without their own transport, kids birthday parties

How To Get There:

By Car

Blair Drummond is located less than an hour's drive from Glasgow or Edinburgh. It is well signed from junction 10 of the M9.

From Edinburgh:

Take the M9 towards and past Stirling. At junction 10, turn left onto the A84 towards Callander. Blair Drummond Safari Park will then be on the right after about 3.5 miles.

From Glasgow:

Take the A80 through Cumbernauld. Continue onto M80 towards Stirling. Continue left onto M9, past Stirling, to junction 10. Turn left onto the A84 towards Callander. Blair Drummond Safari Park will then be on the right after about 3.5 miles.

From Rosyth:

Follow the A985 to Kincardine. Continue onto A876 across the Kincardine on Forth Bridge. Join the M9 and continue towards and past Stirling to junction 10. Turn left onto the A84 towards Callander. Blair Drummond Safari Park will then be on the right after about 3.5 miles.

From Perth:

Follow the A9 towards Stirling. Continue onto the M9 past Stirling. At juncton 10, turn right onto the A84 towards Callander. Blair Drummond Safari Park will then be on the right after about 3.5 miles.

From Callander and the North West:

Follow the A84 towards Stirling. Continue through Doune, and Blair Drummond Safari Park will be on the left after about 3.5 miles, after the junctions with the A873 and B8075.

From Loch Lomond area:

Follow the A811 towards Stirling. Continue on A811 across Kippen Station Roundabout (junction with B822). After about a further 3 miles, turn left onto B8075 (Kirk Lane). Continue to T junction with A84 (end of B8075), and turn right towards Stirling. Blair Drummond Safari Park will then be on the left after about 0.75 miles.

By Public Transport

By train:

The nearest station is Stirling. To find out times please call national rail enquires on 08457 484950.

By bus :

There is a regular bus service that runs from Stirling past the safari park by First Buses. For times and enquires please call First buses on 08708 72 72 71 or visit www.firstgroup.com

Data on this page last updated: Apr 13 2014

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