Main Season (14 February-3 November):
Open daily from 10am to 5pm (last entry). The Wild World Leisure Area closes at 6 pm.
Winter Season (5 Nov-Feb):
Open weekends only (except 25/26 Dec, plus daily 27 Dec-3 Jan and Feb half term) from 11am to 3pm (last entry). The Wild World Leisure Area closes at 4pm.
Discounted online booking (family tickets are only available online), group rates and annual passes also available; see zoo's website for details.
Part of the 3,000 acre estate, Woburn Safari Park was founded in 1970 by the Duke of Bedford and Jimmy Chipperfield.
The reserves at Woburn Safari Park provide wide open spaces for the Park's animals to roam freely and behave naturally and of course offer visitors the chance to get up close to the many endangered and exotic animals here. Woburn Safari Park is committed to conservation and education.
Drive through the reserves in your own vehicle as many time as you like (each circuit takes about 1 hour) and you will see a wide variety of animals including White Rhino, Tigers, Lions, Giraffes, Zebras, Elephants, Congo Buffalo, Bison, Camels, and a number of other species. The Navajo Trail section features bears and wolves running together, just as they would have done in Britain around 1000 years ago. The primate reserve is Europe's most diverse, with Barbary Apes, Drills and Grass and Patas Monkeys.
The Wild World Leisure Area is explored on foot and features a variety of other animals including Penguins, European Lynx, Marmosets, Snakes, Red River Hogs, Ponies and Donkeys. This area also has several walk-through enclosures and hosts a full daily programme of animal encounters, shows and demonstrations. The Park's children's play facilities and the Safari Restaurant, which offers a range of meals and snacks, are also in this area.
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Safari Restaurant, Snack Kiosks and Picnic Areas.
Mammoth Play Ark indoor playground
Tree Tops Action Trail assault course
Tiny Tots Safari Trail (under 5s)
Badger Valley (under 5s)
Bobcat Run slide
baby changing facilities
Disabled toilets, wheelchair hire (advisable to book in advance - 01525 290826), most areas of the Park are accessible by wheelchair.
You can only enter Woburn Safari Park in your own vehicle; it is not otherwise possible to reach the Wild World Leisure Area.
No pets, motorbikes, or barbecues are allowed in the park. Soft-top or convertible cars are also not allowed into certain drivethrough enclosures.
Mammals, Birds, Amphibians
Note: The animal pictures on this page are merely representative of this type of attraction; they do not mean that the animals can be found at this specific attraction.
Lions, White Rhino, Tigers, Giraffes, Bears, Wolves, Zebra, Elephant, Camel, Bison, Monkeys and many, many more.
Road Safari and Foot Safari areas. Drive through the reserves in your own vehicle and go though as many time as you like. Then explore the Foot Safari area where you will find enclosures such as
Land of the Lemurs: award-winning walk-through enclosure with raised walkways;
Monkey Business: walk-through enclosure with Squirrel Monkey;
Rainbow Landing: walk-through indoor aviary;
together with the Animal Fables show, birds of prey flying demonstrations, animals and birds in action, keeper talks and feeding times, and indoor or outdoor playgrounds.
Go Ape: the high wire forest adventure - professionally supervised, hence extra cost applies and pre-booking essential. See official website for details.
Great Woburn Railway: free ride through one of the reserve paddocks.
Adopt an animal
Special extra cost experiences such as Shadow a Ranger, VIP tour, Carnivore Experience; see official website for details.
How To Get There:
Woburn Safari Park is located between Milton Keynes and Luton, just off the M1 at junction 13; follow the brown tourist signs.
From London & M25:
Follow the M1 north to junction 13 (Milton Keynes south). Turn left onto A507 and follow it past the junction with A4012 (from Woburn Village). The entrance to the Safari Park will then be on your right after less than 1 mile, just before entering the village of Ridgmont.
From Midlands and M1 north:
Follow the M1 south past Milton Keynes to junction 13. Turn right onto A507 and follow it past the junction with A4012 (from Woburn Village). The entrance to the Safari Park will then be on your right after less than 1 mile, just before entering the village of Ridgmont.
Take the A428 west, then join the A1 south at St. Neots. Just past the Black Cat Services, turn right onto the A421 towards Bedford. Continue south west on the A421 around Bedford, to junction 13 of the M1. Continue forwards onto the A507 and follow it past the junction with A4012 (from Woburn Village). The entrance to the Safari Park will then be on your right after less than 1 mile, just before entering the village of Ridgmont.
From Banbury (and M40 junction 11):
Follow the A422 east past Brackley and through Buckingham, towards Milton Keynes. Turn right at roundabout, on the far side of Buckingham, onto A413 towards Aylesbury. After about 1 mile, turn left at roundabout onto A421 towards Milton Keyes. Follow the A421 through Bletchley, then turn right and join the A5 south towards Dunstable. Continue south on the A5 to the (bypassed) village of Little Brickhill. Leave the A5 dual carriageway here, and turn left onto unclassified road towards Woburn village. Follow the signs to and into Woburn Village. Turn left at crossroads onto A5130 towards Milton Keynes, then turn right at the edge of the village onto A4012. After about 2 miles, turn right onto A507, and the entrance to the Safari Park will then be on your right after less than 1 mile, just before entering the village of Ridgmont.
Data on this page last updated: Apr 13 2014