West Midland Safari Park is celebrating after receiving three national awards – two for services in education and one recognising excellence for its onsite accommodation.
The first of the education awards was for ‘Best Wildlife Attraction’, presented at the School Travel Awards, acknowledging the high-quality level of service the Park’s Education Team deliver for school trips, as well as inspiring the next generation of conservationists.
The awards, hosted on 6 June 2023, recognised the best companies, venues and attractions who provide school trips and were voted for by teachers and educational visit coordinators.
The second win was a ‘Silver Award’ for Education, presented at the BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Awards, during the annual BIAZA conference, which the Park hosted on 8 June.
This award was for the Education Team’s Amateur Zoologist Club, which was set up in 2022, working with the Park’s local ‘University of the 3rd Age’, providing members with chances to learn a variety of zoological topics and get closer to nature.
As well as the awards in education, the Park’s onsite accommodation, Safari Lodges, has been recognised by Tripadvisor as a ‘2023 Travellers’ Choice’ award winner. The coveted award celebrates businesses that have consistently received great traveller reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months, placing these winners amongst the top 10% of all listings on Tripadvisor globally.
The trio of awards comes shortly after the Park won ‘Large Visitor Attraction of the Year’, at the Visit Worcestershire Awards in March.
The Park celebrated its 50th anniversary in April of this year, so staff are pleased that they continue to be recognised as one of the best attractions in the UK, for fantastic family days out, educational visits and luxury overnight stays.
Further information about West Midland Safari Park is available from the Park’s website www.wmsp.co.uk or by telephone 01299 402114. Find out more on the Safari Park’s official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/WestMidSafari