LOCATION Knowsley Safari Park, Merseyside
TIME 13:00 t0 16:00
Group Size   6
  •  Fully Escorted session with VIP access to the safari park animals
  • Small group ensuring each guest has a window seat
  • Entrance to the Safari Park
  • Refreshments
  • Photographic Guide
  • PDF Handout
Not Included
  •  Camera
  • Spectators unavailable to join the group

Wild Arena has long had ties with a number of the best British Safari Parks. We now offer photography sessions both at Knowsley Safari Park, near Liverpool and Woburn Safari Park, near Milton Keynes. Both of these fantastic venues have a wide range of animals to attract photographers and these sessions make a perfect introduction to photographing this type of subject. All of our sessions will begin with a briefing from your guide about the planned itinerary together with an introduction on how we might achieve the best images of the animals we might see. We will then head out in the Land Rovers to spend time looking at a variety of Safari Park animals, concentrating on those subjects that we believe will make the best images. The Wild Arena/Safari Park guides will be on hand throughout the session to ensure everyone has the support they need and will be happy to answer questions on the photography challenges or the animals we are meeting. The group will enjoy special VIP access to the animals to ensure we get the best chance for pictures through the session.

The focus for the workshop will be looking to get into the best possible situations for photography and the guides will work hard to put everyone in the right position. With the help of the keepers, off road Land Rovers and special access, we will be able to deliver opportunities simply not accessible to normal park visitors.

Photographic topics covered by the guide in this session are likely to include; coming off full auto mode, appraising exposures, using exposure compensation, working with the cameras auto focus settings, effecting the look of resulting images with picture style and using the white balance control. We will also summarize some creative thoughts on composition and story telling in images.

These events have been organised as afternoon session to give us access to certain species, which differs depending on whether you choose Woburn or Knowlsey, both include refreshments on arrival and admission to the Safari Park and you will be free to spend the morning exploring the park before your event begins. Please note it is possible that during the winter season, the park may not be open to the public, so non escorted access outside of the event timings will not be possible.

Knowsley Safari Park

During our Safari Photography Workshop we will visit a variety of animals including Giraffe, Bush Dogs, Tapir, Rhino, Zebra Wildebeest and finish with a special session with Knowsley’s Large group of Baboons. Access to the park reserves on our sessions, is via VIP Land Rovers driven by the guides for the day.

13.00: Arrival at the main Safari Park entrance.

13.15: Tea/Coffee and a briefing on getting the best from your pictures.

13.45: Photography session around the reserves. We will see a variety of species likely to include: Rhino, Antelope, Wildbeast, Zebra and Monkeys.

16.00: Summary & Close.

Guests will have the start of the day to spend at leisure in the park, if it is open. (It is possible that during the winter season, the park may not be open to the public, so non escorted access outside of the event timings will not be possible).

PLEASE NOTE: Our itineraries are listed as a guide and we may need to alter them depending on unforeseen circumstances, weather conditions or the availability of the subjects. Start and finish times are fixed to enable transport planning.


Please note we cannot run these events on weekend or School holidays between March and October, due to the high visitor numbers at the parks.







How to Book

To book one of these dates, please select it from the drop down calendar icon on the right hand side ‘Book Now’ tab to add to your cart. Please scroll through the months to find the highlighted available dates which have been listed above.

Voucher Bookings

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Purchasing a Gift Voucher

If you are looking for a gift for a photographer then why not consider a gift voucher, our gift vouchers are valid for a year and along with our membership are sent as standard with an e-voucher, gift packs are available and these can just be added to your basket from the shop. We currently sell the gift vouchers in £50, £25 or £10 denominations or you can buy an event specific voucher. Simply click through to our shop here to see what is available.

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You can also access the voucher booking page by clicking here but you will need to know the chosen date from the ones available.


Wild Arena is delighted to offer an annual membership scheme with many benefits to reward our regular customers and encourage new guests to participate on our wide range of different events. We offer 2 types of annual membership, at different prices, the details of which are listed in the below.

Annual Membership – £19

Provides our regular customers with a discount of 20% on all our one day workshops, £50 off every tour booking, a quarterly newsletter, priority notice on all new events and special offers on late availability! All the memberships prices are listed next to the standard price on all products on the website. Each new member receives a welcome pack vie email, but if you would like a gift pack please select this from the shop and add to your cart.

Annual Membership Benefits:​

  • 20%  discount on all one day events.
  • £50 discount on every tour booking.
  • Priority notice of discounted late space availability and new events.
  • Quarterly Newsletter.

Annual Membership Plus – £99

Not only provides all the benefits of normal membership, but also the opportunity to book a free workshop from the list below:

Members can choose one of the following events as your free workshop (1 session per year):

  • Macro Photography Workshop
  • Macro Exotic Mini Beast Session.
  • Big Cat Photography Workshop.
  • Safari Photograph Workshop.
  • Summer Evening Safari Photography Workshop.
  • Summer Evening Owl Photography Workshop.
  • Wild Red Kite Photography Workshop.
  • Butterfly Photography Workshop.
  • Butterfly Photography Masterclass.
  • Landscape Photography Workshops.
  • Getting Started with your Camera

Not only does this make ‘Membership PLUS’ outstanding value, it also makes a perfect gift for anyone interested in photography. Each new member receives a welcome pack vie email, but if you would like a gift pack please select this from the shop and add to your basket.

To receive your members discount on website orders, simply use your membership number in the voucher section of the basket and for special offers use the code given on the promotion.

(Please note membership discounts cannot be used in conjunction with Tesco vouchers or other ad-hoc, generic offers as specified).

To purchase members simply click here to go through to our shop.

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 6 reviews
May 7, 2018

Enjoyed every minute of this workshop. David, Janet and the whole team were so helpful and friendly. It was worth the price of the course just to get so close to the animals.
A brilliant experience and a great photography workshop. I came away with some fantastic shots. Highly recommended!

November 9, 2018

This was an amazing experience. Everyone at the Wild Arena team were fantastic (sorry can't remember names), very friendly and attentive. I was not expecting to get as close to the animals as we did, it was amazing! The workshop at Knowsley was with 5 other participants so a nice small group. The tour lasted around 5 hours and we all came away happy and with some excellent images. I would 100% recommend this to anyone interested in photography.

February 17, 2019

I bought this as a birthday present for my husband, Susan, as he is a keen photographer and we both love wildlife, especially wolves. The weather was perfect for taking photographs. David our guide was extremely knowledgeable and very patient. He took us to parts of the park that were obviously exclusive to us and we had plenty of time to both photograph and observe all the beautiful animals, including some very precious time with the magnificent wolves. We were in a group with one other gentleman so it was very small and relaxed and David was willing to answer all our questions on the animals, photography skills and the safari park. All the staff that we met were extremely welcoming and professional. We felt very privileged and came home with photographs that we will treasure forever.

September 12, 2019

Hi, just a quick email to thank you for the great time yesterday afternoon. I hope I remember the guides name correctly David (The Photo Dude) and Janet. They were both very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

October 3, 2019

Thank you very much for a fantastic experience on Friday afternoon. The knowledge our guides for the day had, of both photography and wildlife, was fantastic. I liked the way they were able to pass on photography tips without bombarding us with too much confusing info. I feel as though I have gained some valuable tips and also some fantastic photos.
One happy customer

October 3, 2019

Hello and many thanks for a super day yesterday, particularly thanks to Janet for her patience!
Thank you so much,
Kindest regards,

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