£1m Ice Age attraction opens at West Midland Safari Park

Visitors to West Midland Safari Park can step back in time when a new Ice Age experience opens on Friday (March 30).

The £1.25 million project has three time zones and features a rumbling volcano and ice cave, both of which can be walked through by visitors.

Complementing Land of the Living Dinosaurs that opened in 2015, Ice Age shows life on Earth after dinosaurs became extinct.

It begins at the start of the Cenozoic Era nearly 65 million years ago and features more than 20 life-sized species of prehistoric mammals, most of which are animatronic.

Neil James, project manager, said: “We have called upon international expert manufacturers and sculptors to create these magnificent creatures and their animatronic attributes, making them seem as life-like as possible.”

Visitors will be able to experience the significant climate changes the planet underwent millions of years ago and see how plants, animals and geography have changed – including the effect of man’s influence.

Ice Age is included in the standard admission charge.