About Woburn Safari Park
Woburn Safari Park is to be found in 3000 glorious acres of deer park at Woburn, Bedfordshire, close to another wonderful family attraction, Woburn Abbey stately home. After the Second World War, the 11th Duke of Bedford, President of the Zoological Society, introduced bison, Muntjac, Waipiti, Antelope, Lion and Tiger to the estate, and Woburn Safari Park was opened to the public by the 13th Duke of Bedford in 1970. Ticket holders can drive past numerous naturalistic animal enclosures as part of a fascinating family day out at one of the country’s leading conservation parks, which was the first ‘captive’ breeding facility to rescue a species from extinction in the wild – the Pere David deer.
A 45-60 minute Woburn Safari Park circular drive takes in powerful and rare White Rhino, as well as the biggest of the big cats “Tigers” and the kings and queens of the jungle, the Lions. Additionally, the open plains reserve features slender Giraffes (which reach up to 5.5. metres in height), addax, Eland, Oryx, Sable Antelope, Gemsbok, Ankole cattle with two-metre horns, majestic Grevy’s Zebra, Bongo, Congo Buffalo, Patas Monkeys and Barbary Apes.
Elsewhere, the family attraction has varieties of lemurs, wallabys, emus, and reptiles including lizards and snakes, and a public footpath grants ticket holders close-up access to many of the animal enclosures. Park for free in the leisure area and walk through our animal encounters, where you’ll see fascinating keeper talks and demonstrations. Make sure you check out amazing new attractions, including Sea Lion Cove – an indoor sea lion pool with a high-tech 3D cinema screen. You can go behind the scenes with Safari Park Adventure in 3D or undersea adventures with Deepo 3D.
The park is open daily (until 4th November) and you can look forward to lots of exciting new attractions, including a newly opened deer stop on the Great Woburn Railway and a desert-themed enclosure with meerkats, mongoose and porcupines. As well as our specially designed show ground where you’ll catch the elephant keeper’s daily meet and greet with Asian elephants and get close enough to touch! The Elephant Meadow gives our elephants space to bathe, dust and graze happily, whilst visitors have an excellent view of them enjoying their new meadow Plus, there are loads of indoor and outdoor activities, including a programme of talks and demonstrations, all of which are included in your ticket price. For great ticket deals, visit woburn.co.uk.
If you’re looking for a wild, fun and educational day, you’ve come to the right place. Fearless young adventurers can take on the new Treetops Action Trail – an amazing junior high ropes course. The Mammoth Play Ark is one of Bedfordshire’s biggest soft play centres, where kids can let off steam with slides, cargo nets, bridges and obstacles, plus it can be booked for special birthday parties, with loads of optional extras.
Land Of The Lemurs won the British & Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums Award for Best New Enclosure in 2004. Also you can walk among the playful squirrel monkeys in Monkey Business, which is guaranteed to bring a smile on a family day out. Woburn Safari Park additionally boasts the fullest programme of animal demonstrations and keeper talks in the country, with Animals and Birds in Action including free-flying parrots and Keeper talks at feeding time in Monkey Business, Land Of The Lemurs and Penguin World, where Humboldt penguins put on a show for ticket holders viewing them in their glass-sided pool.
Then there?s the Rainbow Landing indoor aviary, populated by lorikeets which fly down to visitors’ hands and drink from cups of nectar, making for an enchanting interlude on a family day out.