A walk on the wild side at Longleat Safari Park

June 9, 2011

The people supported at King Edwards Grove have been going native with a fun filled trip to Longleat Safari Park.

Service users were keen to get involved with an activity that had an air of adventure and, after staff put together an array of exciting options, everyone voted for a trip to the Safari Park.

Longleat is one of the UK’s leading wildlife attractions and was the first ever Safari Park outside Africa. Staff and the people they support from King Edwards Grove got to see monkeys, zebras, rhinos, lions and wildebeest.

One of the highlights of the day was the “Jungle Kingdom”, where the group had the opportunity to get up close and personal with monkeys and meerkats. Everyone really enjoyed the opportunity to pet some cuddly creatures and see so many amazing animals.

Lawrence Charampa, Manager at King Edwards Grove said:

“The people we support at King Edwards Grove wanted an adventure and, as you can see from the photographs, they really had a wonderful day.


“We’re passionate about enabling the people we support to make decisions about the trips we go on and our Longleat visit was a huge success. Staff and service users took plenty of photos, so we’ve got lots of lovely pictures to remind us of our safari adventure.”