Emma Weymouth reveals Longleat Safari Park will re-open next week

Viscountess Emma Weymouth reveals Longleat Safari Park will reopen its drive-through next week with strict hygiene and social distancing measures – but it may be tough to score a spot

  • Viscountess Emma Weymouth, 34, revealed Longleat Safari Park will reopen
  • Next week park will have strict hygiene and social distancing measures in place
  • Emma lives at Longleat’s 130-room home in Wiltshire with husband and children

Viscountess Emma Weymouth has revealed that Longleat Safari Park will reopen next week with strict social distancing measures in place. 

Emma, 34, lives at Longleat Safari’s 130-room home in Wiltshire with husband and heir Viscount Weymouth, 44, and their two children John and Henry, and took to Instagram to share the good news this week. 

In a lengthy post, the socialite explained how next week the well-loved safari park will open for Annual Pass Holders first, and then to the general public with slots given out on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Viscountess Emma Weymouth (pictured with husband and heir to Londleat Viscount Weymouth) has revealed that Longleat Safari Park will re-open next week with strict social distancing measures in place

The well-loved safari park will open for Annual Pass Holders first, and then to the general public with slots given out on a first come first serve basis, Emma told in a lengthy Instagram post (pictured) 

She penned: ‘We will be re-opening our safari park to visitors on Monday, 15th June!

‘As a gesture of thanks for their ongoing support, the first three days will be reserved for our Annual Pass Holders only. There will be a limit on daily capacity and all visitors will need to prebook online prior to arrival. 

‘Places will be available on a first come first served basis and there will be a 50p booking fee, with all monies raised going to good causes. 

‘In addition, we will be adding a five-month extension onto all original expiry dates for Annual Passes that expire on or after 1st March 2020.’ 

Emma, 34, lives at Longleat Safari’s 130-room home in Wiltshire with husband and heir Viscount Weymouth, 44, and their two children John and Henry

From Thursday, 18th June the drive through Safari Park will be open to all visitors; however everyone will need to purchase tickets in advance of their visit.  

The walk through animal areas around the House will remain closed until the 25th and 26th June, and in order to comply with hygiene standards, all card payment pads will be disinfected after each transaction and cash will not be handled.

Toilet facilities within the Safari Park will be continuously staffed and disinfected, with additional hand washing and sanitising facilities available for guests and takeaway food and drink is available at the start of the visit.  

Her husband, Ceawlin Thynn, Viscount Weymouth, who she married in June 2013, is due to inherit from the 7th Marquess of Bath, Alexander Thynn, 87. 

Emma splits her time between London and the sprawling Elizabethan stately pile in Wiltshire’s famous safari park Longleat with her husband and their two sons

Emma splits her time between London and the sprawling Elizabethan stately pile in Wiltshire’s famous safari park Longleat with her husband and their two sons.  

The mother-of-two’s Instagram account, to which she shares regular updates with her 67,000 followers. 

Prior to lockdown, her page boasted a life of opulent dresses and glamorous dinner parties in the mansion’s stunning rooms, contrasted with wholesome days exploring the wildlife park, and helping to feed the 500 animals spread over 9,000 acres.

In 2015, Emma launched Emma’s Kitchen at Longleat, a space for her to share her love of food and cooking using the backdrop of the original kitchens within Longleat House. 

Emma is an active philanthropist and is particularly involved in Longleat’s project to help save the Northern White Rhino and its work with the charity TUSK.  

Prior to lockdown, her Instagram page boasted a life of opulent dresses and glamorous dinner parties in the mansion’s stunning rooms

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