Woburn Safari Park, Woburn
Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Choose your safari style at Woburn Safari Park. Hop in a car to see bison, zebras, and wild horses in Northern Plains, white rhinos and blue wildebeests in Savannah Grassland, and lions, tigers, and bears in Kingdom of the Carnivores. Navigate on foot to watch meerkats and mongooses in Desert Springs, elephants in Elephant Meadow, and sea lions in Sea Lion Cove. These are just a few of the many species you'll find in the park. Kids ages 5-12 can take in views of the venue from the Treetops Action Trail and then zipline back down to ground level. Check the schedule of keeper talks and demonstrations to see if any of the themes interest you. If you get hungry, head to the Safari Restaurant or 2x2 Restaurant. Put Woburn Safari Park into our Woburn vacation route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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It's not the Serengeti but in the heart of England it's a relatively unique experience to drive 3ft from a lion and stare into its eyes. If you want to see a rhino it's better than wipsnade. Recommend... read more »
We have never been to a safari. It was a great experience to see these animals up close. Amur tiger was awesome patrolling the little park, marking it's territory was a joy to watch. The timber Wolves... read more »
If you can, you must visit this place. It's amazing you can drive with your car along with the bears and the tigers and all of the animals. They sit beside the road and you you're just passing beside ... read more »
What a brilliant place to visit. Having never had the opportunity to go to a safari Park before it was an absolute delight to drive around witnessing these majestic animals roaming about freely. Typical British weather it was raining the day I went but I still loved every minute. The sea lion show was also fantastic. It was a lovely show and every member of staff was delightful. The cafe food was also good value. Highly recommend for anyone of any age.
Hasan Tayub Mahmood
If there was an option for 0 stars that would have been my first choice. I am sorry to say that Woburn Safari park was woeful at the very least! The only excitement that was achieved was going off-road on gravel to end the tour quickly. Unfortunately the park ranger did get annoyed stating ridiculous excuses of us getting lost in a titchy park, I mean seriously? The car we were travelling in was a 2016 plate land rover defender, where we have been travelling in the rugged lands of Scotland, does this ranger seriously think we will be getting lost in a 2 mile safari park? The same car used for VIP treatments by the ranger if you have extra cash to waste! However the sheer annoyance on the rangers face did not top those of my 3 cousin aged between 1-3, children should never have been this bored at a safari park with the possibility of seeing the big 5. In comparison to many other Safari parks that I have visited Woburn would be at the bottom of the pile. Upon entering you have animals before you have paid for the tour which is a tad confusing. The Bactrian camel, one of the best creatures for excitement purpose was non existent, constantly being instructed to keep our windows up in a scorching heat (30 degrees) especially when the animals have a private moat protecting us from them supposedly attacking us and half the animals had been dead for many a century. Furthermore the tour was very short in comparison to other parks visited. After the tour there is an onsite train that is faster than it initially seems however the purpose baffles me; rather than showing us animals its main function is to show us the car park and some dead deer's opposite the car parks. In the past, I believe there was an option to stop at the deer section to feed them but that was not available, rather it took us to the swan boats. This was a pointless 15 minutes of my time when I could have walked it there in 5 minutes with the option of looking at all the stunning Jaguars, Jeeps and Audi's. The walking safari was a bit interesting at first but that too did get boring after a while. There were nothing of great interesting except the elephant preforming. Animal cruelty campaigners would not be amused but it was harmless fun. There are no rides in the park except for some 5 year old swing and slide and a giant near vertical slide for older children which was a tad enjoyable except the queue. The swan boats did provide some entertainment but in the heat and the pedalling it was a bit fatiguing. To improve I would suggest an expansion to the lake and more boats as 10 minutes does seem long and the queue was never ending. Living in the midlands I have always gone to West Midlands Safari park in Kidderminster, and after visiting Woburn I believe there is no better place than there that is also conveniently near to us. The animals are more livelier, you have the ability to feed the creatures with food purchased or if your rebellious like us with some tangerines or banana. the experience there is much better as the animals come right close to the cars giraffes, rhino, camels, zebra. Unfortunately the Elephants are behind cages because of their size and safety factors. Furthermore the variety of creatures and the length of the safari is greater. After the safari there is more to see and do, ending it off with some rides and attractions. The only advantage that Woburn has over West Midlands is that there are monkeys but to conclude I would not be visiting Woburn safari park again until standards improve. ://HTM
Didn't see many animals at all so it really wasn't worth the money. Lots of people stopping for ages in the dangerous animals area to take photos even though the wardens were shouting at them to keep moving - they caused lots of long tailback. Ended up leaving after seeing just half the park thanks to nitwits spoiling it. (And we wasn't the only ones to bolt for the exit) I'm sure the park is great on quieter days but more control of the wild public is needed on busy days.
If you go on a day that's not too busy this is a good day out, although it's a bit pricey. You can get close to the animals from the car as you drive around, but it can be a bit hit or miss to actually see all of the animals up close. There are no real time restrictions for driving around the park, and you can always drive round again later if you wanted. There is also a place to park and walk around some other attractions (smaller animals, place to eat, shows and more).
Robert Diamond Merritt
Not been for years what has happened all the animals escaped. Spot the animal. It was like being stick on the A14 jammed up with cars. We see 4 tigers laying down in the distance 1 Lion. Then about 10 monkeys in the trees then the monkey world see 3 littlet ones up in trees . Before there was loads and they interacted with ppl. More monkeys us to jump all over cars . Bears didn't see one. I was shocked and disappointed how few animals we saw for the advertising. It was much better 15 yearange ago I remember going. This was a total let down. Definitely won't go again until you stock up with animals. . .
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