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Introducing our NEW Passes
Introducing our brand-new three tiered pass structure - allowing the ultimate flexibility! Experience a whole year of fun from just £99.
The new Annual Pass will be valid for a full 12 months from the day you purchase your pass.
Access your virtual Annual Pass anytime by storing it in your Drayton Manor wallet. Download our Android app here & our Apple app here .
Terms & Conditions
- Annual Pass only valid for the photographed, named person on the pass. Passes cannot be transferred.
- All Passholders must pre-book their visit.
- Platinum Passholders must pre-book their visit to West Midland Safari Park.
- To validate your Annual Pass, it must be registered on the Tap App. In order to gain entry to the park, you must show your photo ID in the App, a screenshot will not be accepted . The e-ticket Annual Pass won't be accepted.
- Annual Passholders are required to purchase Halloween & Christmas experiences seperately.
- Please be aware that the pass becomes valid for 12 months from the day of purchase.
- Drayton Manor Resort have the right to cancel or amend Annual Passes at anytime.
- Discounts codes supplied by our Customer Relations Department cannot be redeemed against annual passes unless otherwise specified.
- Silver Pass restriction dates can be found here . Gold & Platinum passes are valid every day the theme park is open - including our theme park events.
- No passes are available on park buyout days or days that the park is closed (Passholders will be notified of any dates but please check the website for a full list of opening times and dates). The park will be closed to the public on specific dates. Please see the website for opening dates details.
- Car parking is only valid for one car per Individual Platinum or Individual Gold pass. Please make sure a valid email address is registered to your account to be notified of all news and offers throughout the year.
- Please note that all discounts, dates available to use the pass, offers and rates can be changed at any time, and rides are strictly subject to availability on days that the park is open.
- Legacy friends and family tickets are not to be resold for monetry gain. If these vouchers have been sold they will be removed from use. Only applicable on paid Annual Passes. Excludes Under 2's passes.
- Under 3's can visit for free alongside a valid Platinum Annual Passholder. A ride wristband will need to be purchased seperately for under 3's at West Midland Safari Park.
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Annual Passes in the West Midlands
Are you looking to save money on days out across the year? Then look no further, these fantastic annual passes in the West Midlands allow you and your family to enjoy a year of adventure, exploration, and fun at some of the region's most beloved attractions. From zoos and theme parks to museums and gardens, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
In this comprehensive guide, we'll take a closer look at the top annual passes and memberships in the West Midlands, highlighting their features, benefits, and pricing options. So, let's dive in and discover the perfect pass for you!
Please note that prices and details are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the respective websites.
The Best Memberships and Annual Passes in the West Midlands
1. merlin annual pass.
The Merlin Annual Pass is a fantastic opportunity for adventure seekers and thrill enthusiasts looking to explore a wide range of attractions and experiences in the Midlands. With the Merlin Annual Pass, visitors gain unlimited entry to an array of renowned Merlin Entertainment destinations such as Alton Towers Resort, SEA LIFE Birmingham, Warwick Castle, Cadbury World, and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham. With a Merlin pass, you can book activities such as high ropes, climbing, shooting and archery for free at The Bear Grylls Adventure. Other activities at Bear Grylls Adventure can be booked at up to 50% off. Although outside of the Midlands, you can also travel down south and visit Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park as part of your membership.
This pass not only offers year-round access to these incredible attractions but also provides exclusive discounts and perks, making it an excellent choice for those seeking memorable experiences in the heart of the Midlands.
2. West Midland Safari Park
If you're a nature lover and thrill-seeker, a West Midland Safari Park Annual Pass is a must-have. Encounter some of the world's most beautiful and endangered animal species as you journey through the park. From majestic lions to playful giraffes, the safari drive-through offers an up-close and personal encounter with wildlife.
There are four annual pass options ranging from bronze (£59pp) to platinum (£175pp). The platinum pass includes a multi-ride wristband, free entry to Drayton Manor Resort, 20% off in WMSP shops and food outlets, 20% off VIP experiences, and 10% off safari lodges bookings.
For more information and to purchase your pass, visit the West Midland Safari Park website.
3. Warwick Castle
Step back in time and immerse yourself in history with the Warwick Castle Annual Pass. As an annual passholder, you get unlimited access to Warwick Castle, one of the most iconic landmarks in the Midlands. Explore the castle's magnificent grounds, visit the beautiful gardens, and discover the rich history that spans over 1,000 years.
The Warwick Castle Annual Pass offers a range of benefits, including year-round access to the castle, gardens, and grounds. Members also receive exclusive offers to special events and discounts on overnight stays at the Knights Village.
Pricing for the annual passes is as follows:
Silver Pass: From £49pp
Gold Pass: From £69pp
With the Gold Pass, you can enjoy all that Warwick Castle has to offer for 345 days of the year, as well as half-price Castle Dungeon entry, and free car parking.
To purchase your pass and start your historic adventure, visit the Warwick Castle website.
4. Drayton Manor
With this yearly membership, visitors can enjoy a year's worth of adventures at Drayton Manor Theme Park, a renowned destination known for its thrilling rides, captivating shows, and captivating attractions suitable for all ages. The pass offers unlimited access to the park, allowing you to experience adrenaline-pumping roller coasters like Shockwave and Apocalypse, as well as Thomas Land, a beloved area designed especially for younger children featuring Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends. The theme park has a brand-new three-tiered pass structure, with prices starting from £99.
For more information about the three memberships on offer, head here .
5. Alton Towers
With an Alton Towers Resort membership visitors can revel in a year's worth of thrilling experiences. This includes access to an array of adrenaline-pumping rides, such as the iconic Galactica, the record-breaking Wicker Man, and the family-friendly CBeebies Land (Excludes peak dates). Other benefits include up to 20% off retail, food and drinks.
For more information and to purchase your pass, visit the theme park's website here .
6. Black Country Living Museum
The Black Country Living Museum's membership is a fantastic opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the rich industrial history and cultural heritage of the region. This pass gives you unlimited access to this unique open-air museum, priority booking and 20% off special events, 25% off entry for friends and family, 20% discount on food and drink outlets and in the shops, and exclusive experiences and behind-the-scenes tours. The museum is easily accessible by car and is just a short distance away from Dudley bus station.
Head to the museum's website for more info!
7. Birmingham Museums
The Birmingham Museums annual membership offers an incredible opportunity for art and culture enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the rich history and vibrant creativity of Birmingham. This pass provides 12 months of free entry to a diverse array of world-class museums and galleries, including the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, the Thinktank Science Museum, and more. The Thinktank Museum provides an educational and entertaining experience for visitors of all ages (Mini Brum, the unique play village, is our favourite part). Birmingham is easily accessible by West Midlands Railway train, National Express buses, and West Midlands Metro tram. Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham New Street are short distances away, but make sure to check for National Rail strikes before travelling.
The Annual Pass is priced at £35 per adult and £95 per family (2 adults and up to 3 children). To purchase your pass, visit the Birmingham Museums website .
8. Ironbridge Gorge Museums: The PASS
This is a super-value pass that gets you unlimited entry to all Ironbridge Gorge museums for a whole year, including Blists Hill Victorian Town and Enginuity. A family pass (2 adults and up to 4 children) is £86. For more information about this membership and The PASS PLUS option on the Ironbridge Valley of Invention website.
9. Dudley Zoo
A Dudley Zoo annual membership allows you to enjoy unlimited visits to one of the West Midlands' most beloved zoological attractions. Membership holders also get 10% off all retail purchases over £5, 10% discount on animal experiences and zoo keeper experiences, discounts on exclusive events, discounted parking, and the satisfaction of knowing they contribute to the conservation efforts undertaken by the zoo. The zoo is easily accessible by car and is just a short distance away from Dudley bus station.
Dudley Zoo's annual membership costs £56 per adult and £37 per child. You can find out more information here .
10. Botanical Gardens Annual Pass
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the Botanical Gardens. These stunning gardens offer a peaceful oasis where you can connect with nature and enjoy the beauty of various plants and flowers.
With a Botanical Gardens Annual Pass, you can get unlimited entry to the serene gardens throughout the year, as well as free and special offers to many other celebrated Gardens across the UK including Kew, Westonbirt Arboretum, and more.
Family: £70 (includes two adults and up to three children (aged 5-16 years), under 5s visit for free.
To purchase your Botanical Gardens Annual Pass and start enjoying the natural wonders of Birmingham, visit the Botanical Gardens website .
Pay for a day visit free for 12 months
Black Country Living Museum: UnChained Annual Pass
British Motor Museum
In addition to the above options, there are several other fantastic annual passes and season tickets available in the West Midlands. These include:
Attwell Farm Park
Cotswold Wildlife Park Season Ticket
Hatton Adventure World
Trentham Monkey Forest
All Things Wild Season Pass
Birmingham Wildlife and Conservation Centre
Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham
Lower Drayton Farm PLAY@ membership
Round Up of Annual Passes in and near the West Midlands
These are just some examples of the many yearly memberships available in the West Midlands. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, history buff, or thrill-seeker, there's something for everyone to enjoy. If you're not sure if a season ticket or annual pass is for you, why not check out an attraction with a day ticket first? You could also give the gift of adventure this Christmas with an annual pass or membership to one of these fantastic attractions.
Start exploring the West Midlands today and create memories that will last a lifetime.
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WEST MIDLAND SAFARI PARK: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)
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Read more about changes to the way you visit the Safari Park…
New entrance process.
From Monday 5th June 2023, the way guests enter the Safari Park will be different.
From this date, guests can enter the car parking areas without having to present a ticket. Those with pre-booked tickets will have mandatory time slot ticket to enter our Safari Drive-through, as well as a ticket to enter our Walk-through areas. Those who need to buy a ticket can park their vehicle, and head to our Ticket Office at Lost City Plaza to purchase on-the-day tickets! We really appreciate your understanding and patience as we introduce this new process and hope that these changes will improve guest experiences during your visit.
Please note, during our Winter Season (24th November 2023 – 9th February 2024), guests will not need to choose a time slot to enter the Safari Drive-through.
MANDATORY TIME SLOTS
You are now required to choose a time slot to enter the Safari Drive-through when you pre-book your tickets online. It’s essential that you keep to this time slot when you visit. If you have missed your time slot, you will need to speak to our team located at the Ticket Office.
If your Safari Drive-through time slot is later in the day, you are still able to visit the walk-through areas of the Park as soon as the Park opens.
ENTRY TO THE SAFARI DRIVE-THROUGH
Please follow directional signage within the car park, and arrive at the Safari Drive-through entrance within your allocated time slot. It may take over 2 hours to drive around our Safari, so we’d advise taking refreshments and using the toilets before your journey. Guests will only be able to drive round once during your allocated time slot.
ENTRY TO THE WALK-THROUGH AREAS
Have your Walk-through ticket ready to be scanned at the turnstiles by Lost City Plaza to allow entry to all areas of the Park that can be explored on foot! You can enter these areas as soon as the Park opens, and re-enter as many times as you like throughout your day!
From Monday 5th June 2023 – We have amended the way we now offer a free essential companion ticket (previously carer ticket). Any guests who require additional support in order to visit us will need to apply online through our new partner, Nimbus Disability , at least 7 days in advance of a visit. All applications, if successful, are valid for 3 years so you need only apply once.
If your application has been approved, you will be able to pick up an essential companion ticket from the Ticket Office on the day you visit, showing your Access Card or free access details.
We will no longer accept any documentation (Blue Badge/DLA/PIP etc.) on arrival for free companion tickets. Any guests who arrive and have not applied through Nimbus, will be required to pay.
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PAW-SOME PUMPKIN PLAY FOR PARK’S BABIES…
Something spooky is in the air at West Midland Safari Park, as the animal keepers have been treating the Park’s newest cubs and pups to their own pumpkins.
For Sumatran tiger cub, Lestari, red panda cub, Lushan and meerkat pup, Lily, this is the first time they have experienced pumpkins and there were mixed reactions to the large, seasonal fruits!
Lushan and Lestari seemed to be very wary to start with, approaching the pumpkins with extreme caution and then retreating hastily, leaving their mothers to enjoy them instead.
Lily the meerkat pup however, had her paws straight on the prize, led by the rest of the mob, who were very excited to see this novel form of enrichment and frantically started to scratch and nibble at the tasty, orange flesh.
Katie McDonald, Research and Conservation Officer, explained, “ We use enrichment to allow our animals to exhibit natural behaviours. This might be to give the animals different foraging opportunities, or sometimes it exercises muscles they might not always use. It may also increase exploration of the environment by using interesting scent trails.
“Novel objects such as pumpkins allow our animals to investigate something that looks, smells and feels different. Some species, like our meerkats can use their cognitive skills to find food inside them, whilst other animals such as our tigers, like to stalk and capture them! Enrichment is very important for our young, developing animals. They need varied environments to develop their movement and thinking skills, just like human babies, so it was great to see how each one reacted.”
For the red pandas, keepers hollowed out their pumpkin and filled it with bamboo, which was enjoyed by Lushan’s mum, Mei Lin, whereas the meerkats’ was filled with wriggly meal worms.
As the Park is currently themed with hundreds of pumpkins for their Spooky Spectacular Halloween event, any surplus are donated to the animals, so the tiger keepers also offered Lestari a complete, uncarved pumpkin.
Presented in this way was an instant hit and the four-month-old cub ‘stalked’ the pumpkin before pouncing on it and attacking it with her tiny claws, teeth and feet!
She was also seen fiercely protecting her precious plaything from her mum, Dourga, who was warned off with a few playful pats to the face.
Guests to the Park may spot pumpkins in some of the other animal habitats, on the safari and in the pedestrianised areas, some of which make up spooky photo points for guests to snap a picture.
During Spooky Spectacular (running until 5 November), guests can take part in a trail to win a tasty treat, enter a competition to win a Rhino Lodge stay, meet Patch the pumpkin-headed scarecrow, or take part in a brand-new ‘silly science show’ with new mascot, Mitzy Monster (from 28 October).
Lestari, Lushan and Lily can be seen in the walk-through areas of the Park and along with Spooky Spectacular activities, are included in the admission charge.
You’ll receive an exclusive tour behind the scenes of our state-of-the-art African Lion House while meeting and feeding our incredible pride of lions!
Speak to our Experiences Team regarding what dates and times are available. Phone 01299 406461 or Email [email protected]
£175.00 per person (aged 6+ years. Children aged 6-15 years must be accompanied by a full paying adult).
- Meeting and feeding our lions with a visit to their state-of-the-art house
- Admission to the Safari Park
- Mid-morning snack & drink
- Box of animal food
- Pictures from your day on a memory stick, taken by your guide
- A Free Return Code, allowing you to visit the Park again within 6 months
Please note that timings are subject to change. Timings may be earlier during the school holidays.
9.30am – Arrive at WMSP and pull over on the left-hand side of the main drive. Please remain in your vehicle and your Safari Guide will greet you. They will escort you to the main car park and then embark on our special Safari vehicle.
Arrive at our African Lion House. Your VIP guide will give you a tour behind the scenes. You will see the lions in their outdoor compound and have an opportunity to feed them. Afterwards, some of the other pride members will be released into the reserves.
10.30am – Time for a refreshment in Dino Diner.
11.00am – You are now free to spend the rest of the day at your leisure in the Safari Drive-through, Discovery Trail, and African Village.
Don’t forget to call in at Reception to pick up your memory stick and Free Return Ticket.
- Minimum age for participants is 6 years.
- This Experience is available on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays during our Summer Season, and Saturdays and Sundays during our Winter Season, subject to availability.
- Children aged 6-15 years must be accompanied by a full paying adult
- VIP Experiences can either be booked for a specific date or on an open-dated basis valid for the season. Whilst we will always try to accommodate changes in date, this is subject to availability and cannot always be guaranteed.
- Once an experience has been purchased refunds will not be considered.
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Take the main Hagley Road to the Quinton Expressway A456 through Hagley and Blakedown following Safari Park signs through Kidderminster to Bewdley.
Take the A449 to Kidderminster. Take the A456 to Bewdley. From the North: Take the M6 South, leave on exit 8 and join the M5. Take the M5 to exit 3 and follow the A456 through Kidderminster to Bewdley.
From the South:
Take the M5 North, leave on exit 6 and follow the A449 to Kidderminster. Take the A456 to Bewdley
WORK STARTED ON SAFARI PARK’S SECOND PHASE OF LUXURY LODGES…
Work has started at West Midland Safari Park for their second phase of luxury accommodation, including overnight stays with giraffes and white rhinos.
Following planning being granted last week, the Park can now go ahead with building eight two-storey lodges, integrated into the white rhino and giraffe habitats, giving guests a truly unforgettable and immersive experience.
The white rhino lodges will sleep four people and will be the only experience of its kind in the UK. The ground floor will provide an open-plan living space with a balcony offering ground-level views of the rhinos. Two bedrooms and a bathroom will be located on the first floor, along with a balcony providing panoramic views of the rhinos and Safari.
In the giraffe lodges, guests will be able to come eye-to-eye with the Park’s charismatic tower of eight giraffes from the balcony on the first floor, which is where the living room, kitchenette and dining room are situated. A bathroom and two bedrooms will be downstairs, providing accommodation for four people.
The introduction of the new lodges also enables the Park to update and improve the habitats of the animals, giving them 24-hour access to both their indoor and outdoor environments.
Managing Director, Chris Kelly said, “ We’re thrilled that planning has been granted for the next stage of our development. This will see new habitats, housing and facilities being built for our giraffes and white rhinos, enabling our brilliant team of wildlife keepers to continue the high standard of care they provide for our animals.
“Alongside the new animal facilities, we will be installing eight new lodges, four of which will offer spectacular views of the white rhinos, with the other half bringing you face-to-face with our beautiful giraffes, from the second-storey balconies.
“We’re hoping that we have the same guest reaction for the new lodges as we had for our elephant and cheetah lodges and our Red Panda Cottages, which has been outstanding. We look forward to releasing more information on booking and an opening date, later in the year.”
White rhino and Rothschild’s giraffe are classified as “Near Threatened” by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature), with both species facing threats in the wild such as poaching and habitat loss.
The Park’s white rhino and Rothschild’s giraffe are both part of an EEP (European Endangered Species Programme), a breeding programme, supporting the conservation of their wild counterparts by creating a reserve population. The new facilities will enable the Park to continue their important work with the EEP.
As well as the new accommodation and habitats for the animals, the Park will also be installing pathways so that day guests can go to see the giraffes and African elephants on foot – a first for the Park in its 44-year history. These will be accessible from the Park’s current walk-through areas.
The new lodges will be integrated into the four-mile Safari and will sit alongside the elephant and cheetah lodges which opened earlier this year and quickly sold out. More recently, the Park opened two Red Panda Cottages, which still have some dates available for 2022.
Safari Lodges short breaks include breakfast and dinner, spectacular views of the animals, admission to the Park for two days and Theme Park wristbands, during the summer season.
Bookings for the new lodges will hopefully be available at the end of the year, but guests can book the Red Panda Cottages and find further information on the Safari Lodges website: www.safari-lodges.co.uk .
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