Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
Blair Drummond safari park opened in 1970 in the grounds of Blair Drummond house, which was purchased by Sir John Kay a Glasgow tea merchant in 1916. Having no sons he passed it to his nephew Sir John Muir, father of the present owner Jamie Muir. The house remained a family home until 1977 when it was sold to the Camphill Trust, a charity that cares for the handicapped. The existing late Victorian house replaced a mansion house built in 1715, which was sited in what is now the giraffe enclosure. Most of the remaining trees in the park date from the period of the earlier house.
As the park no longer has monkeys there is very little risk of damage
The Californian Sea Lions put on a show 4 times a day, while at the Bird of Prey Centre you will get a chance to see a variety of raptors and owls. The collection is mainly either British or African species with the exception of the 2 Harris Hawks. All of the Hawks and Owls at the centre get flown free at every opportunity, usually once or twice daily. Additionally, there are very large aviaries to keep all the owls and moulting hawks free lofted.
There are many picnic and BBQ areas around the park as well as restaurant and bar facilities. About 3 - 4 hours is recommended to visit and see all the animals and attractions. If you arrive at the park by public transport there's a safari bus that can take you round the animal reserves free of charge. There are also BBQ facilities that are available every day, free of charge. You cannot pre book BBQs as they are provided on a first come first served basis each day. If planning one, please tell your cashier the time you would like your BBQ lit when you arrive at the safari park.
Dogs are not allowed in the park but kennels are provided free of charge. £1 coin is required to operate the padlock system which is refunded at the end of the visit
However, it is recommended that if you can leave your dog at home you do so for its own comfort.
- Drive through Wild Animal Reserves
- Boat Trip around Chimp Island
- Sea Lion Shows
- Bird of Prey Displays
- Fun Fair
- Restaurant & Bar Facilities
- Gift Shops
- Adventure Playground
- Pets Farm & Lemur Land
- Adopt an Animal: visit our website
- Seasonal Members Passports available
Kennel Facilities available for £1.00 deposit for padlock. No Dogs/Pets allowed in the Park.
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J10 M9 4 miles along A84 towards Callander signposted on M9 & A84. On-site parking.
Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park Postcode for SatNav: FK9 4UR