Pokémon GO Safari Zone

We’re excited to announce that this Safari Zone event will take place with several modifications made to ensure safe gameplay. Ticket holders are invited to either join the in-person Safari Zone event hosted in Sefton Park or participate in event gameplay from wherever they are in the world!

All event content is limited to those who have purchased tickets. No additional tickets will be sold. In-person attendees will need to RSVP ahead of the event. City Explorer Passes will be refunded in full. Stay tuned for more info.

Check the blog for additional details here.

General Information

The event is being organised by Liverpool City Council (LCC), working in partnership with Niantic Inc.

Parking and Directions

To start your journey, make your way to Sefton Park located at Mossley Hill Dr, Liverpool L17 0ES , United Kingdom.

There will be two (2) entrances to Pokémon GO Safari Zone Liverpool: North Gate & South Gate. Exact addresses to be provided at a later date.

North Gate: Aigburth Drive, L17 3BD South Gate: Mossley Hill Drive, L17 0ES.

Please note that your ticket purchase designates your starting point (North or South). You MUST start your day at the assigned entry point noted on your ticket. The user experience is designed based on your starting point.

Please note that your ticket purchase designates your starting time (10:00 AM or 12:00 PM). You WILL NOT be able to check in before your assigned time.


Here are some different transportation methods to help you come and go from Pokémon GO Safari Zone Liverpool.


The major airport in Liverpool and in close proximity to Sefton Park is: Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) located at Speke Hall Ave, Speke, Liverpool L24 1YD, United Kingdom. This is approximately 20 min from Sefton Park.

Public Transportation

Trips can be planned through the MerseyRail website: https://www.merseyrail.org/

Bus travel in and around Liverpool is a green, convenient and cost-effective way to explore the destination. The bus network is managed by Merseytravel, with two main city centre bus terminal – Liverpool ONE and Queen Square – complete with helpful staff who can provide personal travel advice. Most buses are fully accessible, with various ticket options ensuring the very best value travel.


Grab a cab or an Uber and get dropped off at Sefton Park, located at Mossley Hill Dr, Liverpool L17 1AJ, United Kingdom.


Bicycles may not be ridden along the Pokémon GO Safari Zone Liverpool course, but they are a great way to reach Sefton Park. You can also hire an e-scooter through voi. Please ensure you take the necessary safety precautions for safe travel. https://www.voiscooters.com/how-to-voi/


Sefton Park is a 30 - 45 mins walk from the city centre depending on where you are staying.

Plan Your Journey

Go to merseytravel.gov.uk to plan the best route to the park.

Ticket Information

No additional tickets for this event will be sold.

For an overview of how in-app ticketing works for Pokémon GO Safari Zone Liverpool, see our Help Center.


The City Explorer Pass experience has been removed from this event, and those who purchased this add-on will have it refunded. Niantic will initiate all refunds by October 2, 2021.


All ticket holders who would like to join the event in-person at Sefton Park must RSVP. This is so that we have an accurate count of those who plan to attend in-person, and to make sure we keep the event space safe for distanced gathering.

Ticket holders have been emailed instructions on how to RSVP.


To begin your Pokémon GO Safari Zone Liverpool experience, simply arrive at the assigned entrance/starting point at Sefton Park on the date and time of your purchased ticket. Ticket holders may only attend one day of the event. Trainers who do not have a valid ticket will be unable to see or interact with Pokémon within the park.


All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who is also a ticket holder.

If you do not have a ticket to the Pokémon GO Safari Zone Liverpool, you will not be able to see any gameplay in Sefton Park.


Not only will this event take place in Sefton Park as originally planned, but ticket holders will be able to participate no matter where they are in the world. Global event hours will be based on each participant’s local time; for example, a Friday Early Access ticket will grant event access on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time. Ticket holders will be able to enjoy the following features, whether they participate at Sefton Park or play in their local neighborhood:

  • Featured Pokémon will be appearing in the wild and attracted to Incense.
  • You’ll be able to complete event-exclusive Special Research and Field Research tasks.
  • Incense activated during event hours will last for eight hours.
  • Lure Modules activated during event hours will last for four hours.
  • Special 2 km Eggs will be available.
Health & Safety

This event follows UK Government guidance. Face masks are not mandatory during your visit but are recommended. Ensure you understand and practice healthy hygiene during your visit. Whenever possible, please keep socially distanced from other players.

There are still cases of COVID19 in England and there is a risk you could catch or pass on the virus, even once you are fully vaccinated. This means it is important that you understand and consider the risks of catching or spreading COVID19 in all situations, including attending this event. While no situation is risk free, there are easy and effective actions we can take to protect ourselves and others around us. More information here. We advise that Players follow local government guidance and reduce risk of exposure wherever possible. Latest UK Government guidance can be found here: www.gov.uk/coronavirus

If you are showing any COVID19 symptoms, please do not attend this event and follow government guidance on self isolation to protect yourself and other players.

Guest Services

There will be a Help Desk for technical issues and Information Booths for general event information located within the event. Stop by to get answers to your questions, receive registration help, learn about our accessibility plan, return found items or look for lost items, and learn more about Pokémon GO!


Pokémon GO Safari Zone is proud to support nursing parents during the event. Private nursing facilities are available in the park.


How can I make sure, as a visitor from outside the United Kingdom, that there are no issues with my mobile data connection at the event?

Attending Pokémon Go Safari Zone Liverpool from outside of the United Kingdom? Make sure to check with your home carrier to set up international data roaming to ensure you don’t have any issues on event day. Alternatively, Trainers can purchase a SIM card from one of the United Kingdom’s major cellular companies: EE, Three, Telefonica, or Vodafone. SIM cards are offered at stores throughout the city of Liverpool.


Plan Ahead and Prepare

Think about what you bring. Pack a refillable water bottle and take advantage of convenient water refilling stations. Choose reusable bags or totes for your supplies and souvenir items to help eliminate plastic bag waste. Avoid buying one-time use items and disposing of them while in the park.

Stick to the Path

While playing, make sure to stick to designated paths and avoid any areas that are closed off. When vegetation is trampled, there is a greater chance that either weeds will grow back in its place or nothing will grow back at all. If everyone taking part in Pokémon GO Safari Zone strayed from the path, our host park could suffer severe impacts, so help us take care of the park by sticking to dedicated paths and trails.

Pack it in, Pack it out

Our goal for Pokémon GO Safari Zone is to leave the park better than we found it. As much as possible, things you bring into the park should leave with you, too. For other trash, Pokémon GO Safari Zone will have waste stations around the park for your use. Even leftover biodegradable materials, such as food scraps, should be disposed of. Though these items are biodegradable, they are not native to the host city and can create an eyesore for others. A general rule of thumb is to ask yourself, “Would this be here if I wasn’t?” If the answer is no, then the best practice is to pack it out with you and dispose of it properly.

Keep Wildlife Wild

Observe wildlife from a distance and never feed them human food. Animals can become dependent on leftover food or trash and become aggressive as a result. By sticking to paths and not approaching wildlife, you avoid stressing animals or damaging their habitat.

Leave It As You Find It

If each visitor picked a flower, collected a rock, or didn’t properly dispose of waste, then the natural habitat would be depleted. Leave the parks and city as you find them to protect the habitat of plants and animals, as well as the outdoor experiences of millions of visitors. Even better, with the help of fellow Trainers, we can leave our host city better than we found it.

Trash Disposal

Waste/refuse collection and disposal is ultimately the responsibility of everyone. Any and all refuse generated must be properly disposed of in bins located throughout the park. Please dispose of your waste in the correct receptacles.

Exit & Re-Entry Policy

All ticket holders are allowed to re-enter the event throughout the day. Only ticket holders will be able to participate in the Pokémon GO Safari Zone Liverpool gameplay experience and specialized elements.

Allowed & Prohibited Items

The following items are ALLOWED:

  • Standard school-sized backpacks only
  • Binoculars
  • Blankets, Sheets, Towels
  • Cameras (basic point and shoot consumer-grade cameras)
  • Sealed sunscreen lotion (no aerosol containers)
  • Empty hydration packs and water bottles (plastic or aluminum) Max size 36oz.
  • Pre-packaged food
  • Factory sealed bottles of water or empty reusable water bottles (free water filling stations are available onsite)
  • Collapsible Umbrella
  • Strollers

The following items are PROHIBITED:

  • Large backpacks (no frames or camping gear)
  • Cigarettes, E-Cigs or Vaping devices
  • Aerosol containers (including sunscreen and personal beauty products)
  • Any glass containers or bottles
  • Any and all professional audio recording equipment
  • Any and all professional video equipment
  • Camera accessories, such as selfie sticks, tripods, monopods, GoPro mounts and attachments, or other commercial equipment
  • Drones or any other remote flying device
  • Totems, Flags, Banners
  • Coolers of any kind (exceptions may be made for medical use)
  • Framed backpacks
  • Hammocks
  • Weapons or explosives of any kind (including firearms, pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc.)
  • Water or squirt guns
  • Illegal and Illicit substances of any kind
  • Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Alcohol of any kind
  • Professional-grade radios or walkie-talkies
  • Skateboards, scooters, bicycles, wagons, carts (including red wagons) or any personal motorized vehicles
  • Tents, canopies, or shade structures of any kind
  • Preparation or cooking of food onsite
  • Anything that requires being affixed to park features, such as trees or shrubs
  • Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, giveaways, samples, etc.
  • No chairs of any kind
Disability Access Accommodations

Pokémon GO Safari Zone Liverpool is an accessible event, featuring accessible entrances and restrooms. For more information, patrons are directed to visit an Information Booth during operational hours. Services offered at Information Booths include, but are not limited to:

  • Information relevant to our patrons with disabilities
  • Power outlets for recharging powered mobility devices
Medical Support

A patron requiring insulin is allowed to bring their medically necessary materials and medications provided all medicine has a prescription label with the patron’s name. Out of concern for the festival staff who handle the waste, patrons are expected to dispose of medical waste and syringes in the proper disposal located at the medical area. Please do not dispose of these items in other waste bins at the event.

If additional support is required, please check-in at the medical area.

Food & Beverage

Prepackaged food and bottled water is allowed in the festival. There will also be food vendors on-site, if you’d like to purchase food.


Free water filling stations are located throughout Sefton Park. We recommend Trainers bring their own reusable water bottle.

Dietary Needs

Pokémon GO Safari Zone Liverpool will have food vendors that provide special dietary options. Please visit an Information Booth for a full list of vendors and further information.

Inclement Weather

The event will take place rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. No refunds will be given due to inclement weather. In the case of extreme weather, directions to the nearest shelters will be communicated via email and text to the attendees. Shelter locations will also be listed on the event map.


To apply for press credentials, please reach out to press@nianticlabs.com

Additional Information

Check out Visit Liverpool for more information

Security & Assistance

Need help? Are you lost? Security guards located throughout Sefton Park can provide assistance.

In an emergency, please call 9-9-9 and you will be connected to the emergency services.

Pets & Service Animals

Sefton Park is a dog friendly park. Dogs are however not permitted within any fenced and enclosed areas (e.g. playgrounds).