Review: Woburn Safari Park

Last week we went on a little day out to Woburn Safari Park – We had some Tesco vouchers to use up and love a trip to the zoo! It’s about an hour away from us and we hadn’t been since before kids and so we thought it would be a nice family day out.

Woburn Safari Park has drive through ticket booths that were simple and quick although only one booth was open it wasn’t very busy at all. You then drive into the park and are directed to either the drive through safari or the on foot part of the park. I think most people go straight through the drive through safari but as it was nearly lunch time we decided to go to the on foot part, have a picnic and a wander around before doing the drive through safari and then heading home.

Woburn Safari Park

There seemed to be quite a lot of development work going on at Woburn Safari Park at the moment so when we stopped for a picnic there were a few areas that were fenced off with workmen inside. This was off putting so we walked further to find somewhere quieter and prettier to eat our lunch. We then went for a wander through the lemur enclosure, past the penguins, seeing giant tortoises, lazy pigs laying in the sun and sea lions showing off for the tourists!

Woburn Safari Park

Woburn Safari Park

Woburn Safari Park

Woburn Safari Park

Woburn Safari Park

There was also a walk through squirrel monkey enclosure, an Australian outback walk through and a petting farm part with lots of goats. There were places everywhere to wash your hands if you’d touched animals or their enclosures. One great thing about visiting any zoo at this time of year is that there are baby animals everywhere – Tiny squirrel monkeys, baby wallabies in pouches and the smallest lemurs I have ever seen. A really great time to visit an animal park!

Woburn Safari Park

Woburn Safari Park

It took us a couple of hours to walk through the on foot parts and we then stopped for ice cream before heading back to the car – Not the cheapest of ice cream, or the cheapest of gift shops but the prices are as you would expect from any tourist attraction and the ice cream was lovely!

Woburn Safari Park

We then went back to the car and headed for the drive through safari. The safari took around an hour and it was a nice leisurely drive past rhinos, giraffes, zebras, bears, wolves, tigers, lions and more. I’m glad we saved the drive through until last as the kids were sleepy and happy to be in their car seats, not anxious to get out, none of us were hungry and we were all quite happy to just drive through at our own pace.

Woburn Safari Park

Woburn Safari Park

Woburn Safari Park

Woburn Safari Park

Overall Woburn Safari Park was a lovely day out. There were enough animals to see along a lovely walk and drive as well as a soft play area and adventure playgrounds to make sure the visit is one that will suit all members of the family. As with all tourist attractions I’m glad we can come on a weekday during term time at the moment as it was lovely to experience somewhere without the queues and crowds of people – Although there were a few coaches of school children!

Woburn Safari Park

Disclosure: We were not asked to write this post or compensated in any way. We used Tesco vouchers to pay for the trip.

7 thoughts on “Review: Woburn Safari Park

  1. Ahhh this bought back memories, we used to go here as a kid I can always remember the monkeys tearing my poor dad’s car apart! Sounds like you had a great day, it’s really close to us so may have to pay a visit!

  2. This looks like such a wonderful day trip and like you had loads of fun. I love the photos -they are fab! It is lovely to try and do things like this during term time and in the week – if possible. We have an annual pass for London Zoo and taking the little ones is such a joy. They love it! I love watching them watch the animals. It’s too cute 🙂
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  3. It looks like a fun day! We have a safari park quite near to us which I love. It’s great when the kids get a bit older and they are happy to sit back and take it all in. I like that you can go and touch some of the animals, that’s always the best bit for children! xx
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