Ever find yourself wanting to walk on the wild side and explore? At Woburn Safari Parkin Bedfordshire, you can do more than just walk through safaris – you can drive a vehicle, ride the Great Woburn Railway, or even ride a swan boat.
On the road safari, you can travel through the Northern Plains, Savannah Grasslands, Kingdom of the Carnivores, Giraffe Junction and the African Forest, where you can find monkeys, giraffes, rhinos, lions, zebras and bisons.
Alternatively, you can go on the foot safari to meet some meerkats, elephants, sea lions, deers, and birds.
If you’re bringing kids and find yourself a bit knackered, you can take them to the indoor soft play area or even the outdoor play areas while you take some time to relax – perhaps at one of the many events available.
The park lets animals roam freely while visitors drive through their enclosures. The species held in the park include Southern white rhinos, elands, Scimitar horned oryxes, Addaxes, Gemsboks, Ankoles, Zebras, African wild asses, Asian elephants, Bactrian camels, North American bison, bongos, African lions, Pere David's deer, Canadian timber wolves, black bears, Patas Monkeys and Barbary monkeys.
The park also has a 40-acre (16 ha) leisure area featuring animal talks, petting zones, a gift shop, family restaurant and a Go Ape! course. Animals in the leisure park include lemurs, squirrel monkeys, wallabies, rheas, penguins, goats, ponies, reptiles, red panda and marmosets. There is also a soft play centre called the Mammoth Play Ark.
The Road Safari is split into various sections, which house many species of animal, and visitors are able to drive around all five areas. The Northern Plains are home to Chapman's Zebra, North American Bison, Przewalksi's horses, Bactrian camels, and Vietnamese sika deer. Visitors can see these animals as they approach the ticket lanes at the entrance to the Park.
The Savannah Grasslands is located in 40 acres of grounds. Animals within this section of the Road Safari include Southern White Rhino, Eland, Ankole cattle, Dwarf forest buffaloes, Brindled Wildebeests, Sable antelopes and Ostriches. Next, visitors can enter The Kingdom of the Carnivores, which sits amongst 71 acres, with animals within this section including Amur Tiger, North American black bears, Canadian timber wolves, and African lions.
In the warmer months, Giraffe Junction is home to Rothschild's giraffes, Grevy's zebras, Scimitar Horned oryxes, Somali wild asses, and Addax. The African Forest houses two species of monkey; Barbary Macaques, and Patas Monkeys. They share this enclosure with the critically endangered Eastern Mountain Bongo and Kudu.