Bring your holiday to life with Africa Alive!
Africa Alive is the perfect place for a family safari adventure. Located in Suffolk, just 30 minutes from Great Yarmouth, this brilliant wildlife park is home to a number of African savannah animals including giraffes, rhinos and meerkats. As a walking safari, Africa Alive offers plenty of activities, both indoor and outdoor, for the whole family to enjoy, including spotting birds on the ‘Wader’s Lake’ boardwalk, walking through ‘Lemur Encounters’, and watching bird of prey talks. Other events available include feeding lions, meeting the rhinos and becoming a junior keeper for the day. By taking advantage of Kids Pass, you can access some great Africa Alive vouchers, helping you save money on your next visit.
Top 3 things to do at Africa Alive
Kingdom of the Lion
It is not every day that you have the chance to get up close and personal with the king of the jungle. The Kingdom of the Lion at Africa Alive offers visitors a unique view of the park’s lions as they graze, play and prowl just as they would in a savannah! The Kingdom of the Lion is a must-see for anyone hoping to capture some excellent snaps of their day at the wildlife park. Here, you are able to photograph the lions up close, without disturbing them from the lookout lodge or by visiting their den.
The Wild Zone
The Wild Zone is an indoor play area like no other! Children can bring out their wild side as they climb ropes across rivers of balls, indulge in sensory jungle play and experience the thrill of balls being released as a waterfall from above. This attraction is for little ones under 12 years of age and is the perfect time for other members of the family to sit back and rest their feet after a day of walking around the park.
The Safari Road Train
If you feel like putting your feet up, you could forego the walking safari and take a ride around the park on the Safari Road Train. The train is free for visitors to ride as much as they like and is a great alternative to walking that gets you to and from the best locations in the park. The train runs from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, so make sure to hop aboard before it's too late!
What other facilities are there?
After you’ve spent the day admiring the animals in the park, visitors are welcome to visit the on-site gift shop to buy a souvenir to remember their trip. The gift shop has something for everyone, from cuddly toys to mugs, and is the best place to find the perfect gift.
Bongo Bites is a restaurant that serves up delicious hot food and snacks to keep you and your family feeling fuelled throughout the day. At Bongo Bites, you will find a selection of hot meals as well as sausage rolls, pastries, sandwiches, wraps and salads for those who fancy something a bit lighter.
What age group is Africa Alive suitable for?
Africa Alive has something for the whole family to enjoy whether you have older children who are interested in learning about different species at the zoo or little ones who want to run around and play in the various play areas. There are no age restrictions for entering the wildlife park, everybody is welcome! An Africa Alive voucher would make a great gift for family members with children.
What to take with you?
It is recommended to bring additional clothing depending on the season, such as a light jacket in the summer months and a waterproof for the winter months.
When is the best time to visit?
Africa Alive is open all year round from 9:30 pm till 5:30 pm. The best times to visit are weekdays when the park is slightly quieter so you will be able to get a better view of the animals. Due to the variety of species located at the park, there is always something exciting going on, so visitors will not be disappointed at any time they choose to visit!
What else can you do in the area?
Suffolk has plenty on offer for all to enjoy, whether you are looking to enjoy local culture or delve into your more adventurous side and try your hand at something active. If you have a history fanatic in the family, they will no doubt enjoy a tour of Framlingham Castle. Or why not treat your family to another exciting day out with Suffolk's Pleasurewood Hills theme park nearby in Lowestoft.
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High Lodge Leisure is an outdoor activity centre where individuals and groups can learn something new. You could try clay shooting, fishing or perhaps shooting an air rifle. High Lodge welcomes all ages and experiences and is a great place to spend a day in the sun.
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