LOCATION Park Farm, Knowsley Safari Park, Merseyside
TIME 09:00 to 10:30
Group Size 3
Guide for Event David or Janet
Fitness Level Light walking, little walking is needed as you are based on the studio for the duration of the session
Camera Experience Intermediate, a good general understanding of cameras and macro is needed for this course. If you are new to macro try the macro workshop first
Disability Access The studio is on ground level but there are 3/4 steps up to the training room and toilets. Please contact us for more information
Suitability Wild Arena workshops are not suitable for children under the age of 14 years old and an adult must accompany any under 16’s
  • Fully Escorted by Wild Arena Guides
  • Unusual picture opportunities
  • Targeted Harvest Mouse session
  • Entrance to Knowsley Safari Park
  • Refreshments
  • Loan Canon macro Lens (please request before event)
  • Follow on PDF of learning
Not Included
  •  Camera
  • Spectators
Time of Year All year round
What we aim to cover We try to tailor all our sessions to suit our guests, so we do not always cover all the topics depending on the individual needs. Typical topics we can cover in this session are; use of sets, studio lighting, capturing the moment.

Harvest Mice are one of our most popular subjects here at the studio, so we’ve decided to dedicate a whole session just to these wonderful little guys. We’ve also given them a bit of a makeover with unusual sets, which will enable you to have some truly unique Harvest Mice pictures and we’ll continue working on these ideas to keep the pictures looking fresh.

With a small group size of only 3 people and with a whole number of different family groups of mice, there should be plenty of time to get some really great pictures. The Wild Arena guide will be on hand to set up the lighting, set-ups and backgrounds and to ensure you have the knowledge to get the pictures. The mice are super quick however, so you might have to be patient and wait to capture that moment when they strike a great pose!

Wild Arena at Knowsley Safari Park

Knowsley Safari Park is home to Wild Arena, and this session will take place in their training room and studio, within their headquarters of ‘Park Farm’. Situated in the middle of the safari reserves, the historic Park Farm buildings offer not only a comfortable space for our groups, and a fully equipped studio space, but also great views across the Africa and Asia sections of the park.


09:00 Arrival & welcome tea/coffee introductory briefing

09:15 Studio session with Harvest Mice

10:30 Close and de-brief

Guests will have the remainder of the day to spend at leisure in the Safari Park, if it is open. (It is possible that during the winter season, the park may not be open to the public, so non escorted access outside of the event timings will not be possible).
PLEASE NOTE: Our itineraries are listed as a guide and we may need to alter them depending on unforeseen circumstances, weather conditions or the availability of the subjects. Start and finish times are fixed to enable transport planning.

28.01.22 fully booked





23.05.22 fully booked

How to Book

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 3 reviews
July 4, 2020

Attended a harvest mouse workshop this morning and it was great, the mice were in top form with plenty of pics taken and it’s totally covid 19 compliment with plenty of safeguards in place to ensure the studio is totally coronavirus safe

October 26, 2021

I attended this workshop yesterday morning. There was only one other attendee so there was more scope for taking pictures. You may think, "What can I achieve in 90 minutes?" Well actually quite a lot. We had 5 different set ups for the mice and I took well over 200 images and I am extremely satisfied with quite a few of them. The studio is Covid compliant and David the tutor was patient and very helpful. This isn't my normal genre of photography but I enjoyed it immensely. If you are thinking about attending. Don't think! Just book it. You will not be disappointed!

November 1, 2021

Did a bitesize today -pouring with rain outside but warm and dry inside. The harvest mice behaved perfectly and David was there to move the props and rotate them as the mice moved around. Many thanks to you and your organisation. Lots of good photos

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