We are one of Scotland's most popular visitor attractions and a great choice for a fun family day out.
Blair Drummond Safari Park is home to over 350 rare and exotic animals including lions, tigers, giraffes, monkeys, chimpanzees, meerkats, elephant and penguins. You can drive through our safari reserves, watch our bird of prey shows, go wild in our adventure play area, and explore one of the UK’s top dinosaur attractions, with more than twenty moving, roaring, life-size animated dinosaurs. ROARsome!
We are committed to making our attraction as accessible as possible for all our visitors.
Please get in touch if you require any further information about access or need advice on planning your visit.
There is level access from the main entrance to:Drive-through reservesPets FarmTiger viewing platformAmusement ridesPlay parkBird of Prey CentreLion viewing platformRhinoceros HouseElephant HouseGiraffe viewing platformLemur LandAnimal enclosuresMeerkat MansionsChanging Places toiletThere are several standard accessible toilets, as well as disabled toilets with raised seats and handrails, and baby changing rooms. Food Court RestaurantVictoria's Pizzeria - outsideSafari Shack - outsideChakula Cafe - outsideGift shopsSea Lion BuildingPicnic areasDinosaurs
There is level access from the car park to:Barbecue area
Access with steps
Getting hereFor further information on accessible travel in Scotland, go to Transport Scotland.
Travel by public transport
There is no pavement between the bus stop and the entrance to the Safari Park — the roadside verge is soft and unsuitable for wheelchairs.
Travel by taxi
The Safari Park is easily accessed by car and our large car park is located next to the animal enclosures and attractions. Due to Covid-19 restrictions and following the government guidance, we no longer offer a bus transport to visitors without vehicles.
Blair Drummond Safari Park is easily accessed by car. Visitors are required to pre-book their tickets online. The admission tickets are no longer sold at the ticket booths. Pre-booked tickets will be scanned at our ticket booths, located at the main entrance. Visitors will make their way to the drive-through reserves or directly to the car park without having to leave their vehicle.
Getting around inside
Ticket/ information desk
There is no wheelchair access into the Ticket Office. Visitors have to pre-book tickets online. They can get information online prior to their visit, or on arrival from our ticket booths which are all accessible by car.
Things to See and Do
Our four drive-through reserves can be accessed by car, minibus or coach. All visitors driving through these areas must stay in their vehicles and keep windows closed. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we do not provide free minibus service for visitors arriving at Blair Drummond by public transport.
Pets Farm is an outdoor area and home to animals such as horses, alpacas, rabbits and guinea pigs, penguins, meerkats, otters and lemurs. There is a hard-surface pathway throughout, fencing with open spaces at various heights and glass viewing panes from floor height. There are opportunities to pet some of the animals, and a handwashing station with wheelchair accessible sinks is located in the farm area. There is also a new tiger viewing area in the Pets Farm. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a one-way system has been created to allow for safe social distancing.
Access from the top of the park to Pets Farm has a temporary path. The hard surface has been replaced with whin dust while the new sea lion pool is being built. It is wheelchair accessible.
Tiger viewing platform
The viewing platform is a great way for visitors to see our tigers, and the display panels with information about the animals can be read from a seated position. The ramp leading to the platform has a slight incline.
Due to Covid -19 restrictions, Tiger platform is now closed. Our visitors can see the tigers from the newly built viewing area in Pets Farm.
Our outdoor amusement area includes dodgems, mini roller coaster, mini Land Rovers and an astraglide slide. Most rides have some steps including the dodgems — access is by a permanent ramp and single step — and both the astraglide slide and roller coaster have a steep flight of steps.
All rides are supervised by staff members who will be happy to help assist visitors with disabilities. Following the Government guidlines, some of the rides are closed due to Covid-19. We hope to reopen them as soon as we are allowed to.
The outdoor play park has a giant play fort, pirate ship, large sandpit, swings and see-saw. The 'crow's nest' and infant swings are both easily accessible, and we also have an undercover play area. There are hard pathways throughout for easy wheelchair and pram access.
Bird of Prey Centre
The Bird of Prey Centre has an outdoor arena where our bird of prey presentations take place three times a day. There is plenty of seating and a designated area for wheelchairs and pushchairs — access is flat and open.
There is also an enclosed area, accessed through a doorway which is 780mm wide. There is a permanent ramp and hard flat path, the narrowest point being 2500mm.
Lion viewing platform
Visitors can watch the lions from a raised viewing platform which is accessed by permanent ramp — the narrowest point is 990mm. You can also see them from ground level, where there are seating areas.
The Rhinoceros House has outdoor and indoor enclosures, with glazed viewing panes from floor level.
Elephant House is accessed by a permanent ramp which has a slight incline. See our elephant from the outside viewing platform or indoors, accessed via a double door — windows are floor to ceiling.
Elephant House and Elephant viewing platform are now open. Vistors are required to wear face masks inside Elephant House.
Giraffe viewing platform
The giraffe viewing platform has a permanent ramp with a slight incline and viewing glass. Visitors can see the giraffes in their enclosures thanks to a new big viewing window.
Boat trip around Chimp Island
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, visitors are unable to take a boat trip around Chimp Island at the moment.
There is a walkway to a new Chimp viewing area. It is wheelchair accessible.
Pedal boats and flying fox
There is a flat, hard pathway leading to the flying fox and pedal boats. Note that there is a step down to pedal boats so wheelchair access is not possible. The flying fox is accessed via a steep flight of steps; the minimum height requirement is 137cm.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions the flying fox is closed at the moment.
Access to Lemur Land is through double electric doors and the pathway is flat and smooth throughout. It is wheelchair accessible and all the signs are visible from seated position. There is one-way system.
Lemur land is now open to public. Visitors must wear face coverings to enter this section of the Park due to the risk of Covid-19 transmission from humans to primates.
The enclosures for our otters, penguins, giraffes, ostrich, rhinos and elephant all have low viewing glass. The work on the new meerkat enclosure has started and a brand-new sea lion pool is under construction. A new wheelchair accessible pathway to Pets Farm has been created.
Visitors can now view the meerkats in a brand new outdoor and indoor habitat too, with floor-to-ceiling glass viewing areas. This new indoor space is also fully wheelchair accessible, so everyone can enjoy all the cheeky antics of our meerkat friends.
Changing Places toilet
You will need RADAR keys to access Changing Places toilet. The RADAR keys are available at the Victoria's Pizzeria or amusement ticketing booth.
There are several standard accessible toilets, as well as disabled toilets with raised seats and handrails, and baby changing rooms.
We have two gift shops — one beside the amusement area and the other beside the queuing area for Chimp Island. Entranceways to the shops are flat and both have enough space inside to turn a wheelchair.
Social distancing remain in place and our visitors and staff are asked to wear facemasks when entering the shops. There is a traffic light system to avoid overcrowding.
Place to eat and drink
Food Court Restaurant
The Food Court Restaurant overlooks the play park. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible and has ample indoor and outdoor seating. We also have facilities to warm baby food and an allergens list is available for visitors with food allergies.
Place to eat and drink
Victoria's Pizzeria - outside
Victoria's offers delicious pizza straight from the oven. There’s outside seating and the food ordering point is accessible for wheelchair users.
Place to eat and drink
Safari Shack - outside
Head to the Safari Shack for a mean homemade burger. There's level access to the food ordering point and outside seating is available. Open at peak times only.
Place to eat and drink
Chakula Cafe - outside
Toasted sandwiches, ciabattas and delicious hot snacks on the go, as well as a selection of teas and coffees. The Chakula Cafe is located beside the boat stop to Chimp Island and has level access to the food ordering point.
Sea Lion Building
Our sea lion presentations take place in the Sea Lion Building at various times throughout the day. There is a designated space for wheelchairs and benches for disabled visitors. The exit door at the back of the building is 1050mm wide.
Sealions have temporarily been relocated to a private facility to allow for work on the outside pool.
Getting around outside
Our new barbecue area is easily accessible by wheelchair users, and families with prams and buggies. It is sheltered so can be used on rainy days. Barbecues can be booked on arrival and we provide charcoal free of charge.
Picnic areas are located throughout the park, all easily accessible by wheelchair. We also have specially designed picnic benches for wheelchair users.
The dinosaur exhibit has over 20 life size dinosaurs. There is also a dinosaur dig area and photo opportunities. The prehistoric animals are installed into a 1000m2 area of woodland at the Safari Park, which visitors enter through giant ‘Jurassic Park’ style gates. The permanent attraction has been installed to mark the Safari Park’s fiftieth anniversary.
The path has a slight incline.
Customer care support
We have a limited number of wheelchairs for hire on a first come, first served basis. We charge a £20.00 deposit, fully refundable when you return the wheelchair.
There is no designated charging area for mobility scooters or battery-charged wheelchairs, but we do have access points where batteries can be charged if needed.
Emergency evacuation procedures
Our emergency planning and procedures take into account visitors with disabilities, and we now have a Tannoy loudspeaker system.
We have spare harnesses available for emergency use in the Changing Places toilet.
Customer care support
All Safari Park staff in customer services roles have had disability awareness training.