Many safari parks are inundated with visitors during the summer months so why not visit your local safari park in the autumn instead? Many of the animals are still outdoors especially on a sunny day so can be viewed on the drive through as usual and the smaller animals such as meercats, monkeys and lemur can be viewed in their enclosures. You can often take advantage of special events in autumn when you can get closer to some of the animals and feed them under the supervision of a keeper.
One of the advantages of spending time at a safari park is that the majority offer play areas and rides for children so once your family have looked at all the animals the rest of your visit can be spent trying out the other amusements that are open.
Some safari parks offer special events during the autumn months such as Halloween trails and bonfires. The darker evenings with the possibility of illuminated amusements draws in a different crowd to usual and provides a unique opportunity to experience the safari park at night.
During the Christmas period many safari parks offer Santa specials where children get the opportunity to see the animals and visit Santa in his grotto, a truly magical experience for children and adults alike.