Woburn Safari Park

“Woburn Safari Park continues to impress” - VisitEngland Assessor


Woburn, Bedfordshire

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Woburn Safari Park brings you the wild beauty of the African savannah - in the heart of Bedfordshire! Journey through over 300 acres of wildlife reserves, just a windscreen-width away from rhinos, giraffes, tigers, antelopes, lions, bears and more on the Road Safari. Continue the adventure on two feet in the Foot Safari, complete with fascinating talks and demonstrations with sea lions, meerkats, penguins, and many others. The Park celebrates its 50th anniversary throughout 2020 so look out for special events.

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Woburn Safari Park
Woburn Park, WOBURN, Bedfordshire, MK17 9QN


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
  • Facilities: Woburn Safari Park has done everything possible to ensure we offer a fully accessible park to people with disabilities and wheelchairs users. Visit https://www.woburnsafari.co.uk/plan/parking-accessibility/ for full details.
Opening times
  • Opening Times: From 24th February to 29th March, we are open from 10am to 4pm, closing at 5pm. From 30th March to 18th October, we are open from 10am to 5pm, closing at 6pm.

About the area

Discover Bedfordshire

At its most southern point, Bedfordshire is only 35 miles from London Waterloo, so there’s a good reason for the UK’s fifth busiest airport to be called London Luton Airport. The county is one of England’s smaller in terms of area, but more than makes up for it in terms of business HQs and visitor attractions. Among the most popular of these, and among the top attractions in the UK, is ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, founded in 1931, and now covering around 600 acres.

Along similar lines Woburn Safari Park opened more recently (in 1970) and is just over half the size. Fans of old flying machines or cars will enjoy a visit to the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden, a tiny village near Biggleswade. Among the oldest examples in the collection are a pioneering French Blériot XI from 1910, and a number of early French and German automobiles from the very late 19th century. 

Bedford itself is located on either side of the River Ouse, and has a large Italian population, descended from those who came to work at a local brick factory in the 1950s.

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