Summer of love…

West Midland Safari Park will be spending the summer fundraising for some of the most vulnerable and endangered species on the planet.

The park’s annual Summer Nights event will this year focus on raising awareness for different animals each week, including bumblebees, Sumatran tigers, penguins, Grévy’s zebras and African elephants.

All five campaigns aim to highlight the plight of each animal in the wild and will be working alongside charities who strive to educate, conserve and protect these magnificent creatures.

To raise as much awareness as possible, there will be various activities taking place during Summer Nights. Guests can take part in competitions, write a message on the Conservation Wish Tree and enjoy animal-related crafts in the Safari Academy.

Additionally, there will be a chance to win a VIP Experience related to each animal every week. These exclusive experiences are a great opportunity to get up close and personal to these fantastic animals and to learn more about their daily routines and personalities.

Summer Nights will run from 28 July to 2 September with extended opening hours of 9.30am to 8.30pm (last entry at 6pm). The group admission charge for groups of 10 or more is £10.50 for adults, £9.50 for children aged 3-15 and £10 for concessions. Children under the age of three go free. Adventure Theme Park rides are charged extra. For more details see www.wmsp.co.uk or call 01299 402114.