Longleat has announced its drive-through Safari Park will be open for visitors from this Friday (20th March).
While Longleat House, walkthrough animal areas and other attractions are temporarily closed as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the world-famous Safari Park will continue to operate under strict hygiene standards.
The Wiltshire attraction believes the fact visitors will remain inside their vehicles for the vast majority of the experience will enable people to adhere to social distancing and hygiene guidelines.
“We are keen to be able to continue to give people the opportunity to enjoy the Park in a safe and secure environment,” said Ceawlin Thynn, Executive Chairman of Longleat Enterprises. In order to comply with the strictest hygiene standards, card payment pads will be disinfected after each transaction and cash will not be handled during this period. Toilet facilities within the Safari Park will be continuously staffed and disinfected, with additional hand washing and sanitising facilities available for guests.
“In place of the usual food and beverage outlets, there will be a takeaway food and drink offering at the beginning of the Safari experience. All of these policies are designed to comply with guidelines on social distancing,” he added.
Longleat has said the decision is under daily review and will be guided by the advice issued by the government and Public Health England.
· For more information please visit https://www.longleat.co.uk/visitor-info/coronavirus-faqs
· To book tickets, visit https://www.longleat.co.uk/ticket/safari-park-ticket