Woburn Safari Park
“Woburn Safari Park continues to impress” - VisitEngland Assessor
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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About the area
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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