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Blair Drummond Safari Park

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My wife and I had rented a cottage in Callandar and from there we made the short drive to Blair Drummond Safari Park. It is a family visitor attraction located near Stirling which opened on 15 May 1970. It is home to over 350 animals, many of which roam freely or are kept in large enclosures in the 120-acre (49 ha) estate. The Park is open from mid-March until the end of October each year.

Visitors can drive through the reserves and see the animals roaming free. Included are African lions, Siberian tigers, American bison, ostriches, Southern white rhinoceros and fallow deer. There are also sea-lion shows, Bird of Prey displays and much more. A lot of these attractions are free and included in the admission price. In 2020, a dinosaur exhibit was opened. The dinosaurs were constructed with steel frame and silicone skin and make realistic movements and sounds.

The park has a large slide and playground including a pirate ship and adventure fort. Near the boat safari there are pedal boats and a flying fox. Other rides and attractions including dodgems, a kids' dragon rollercoaster, a bouncy castle, face painting and a carousel. There is a restaurant and several snack outlets, and picnic tables are available for visitors who bring their own food and drinks. Visitors can also bring their own BBQ food and the park will supply and light a Barbecue at no charge.

A video of my photos taken during a day trip is available below.

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Posted by drever 09:11 Archived in Scotland Tagged buildings children animals birds boats

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