Woburn Safari Park

Woburn Safari Park: Hours, Address, Woburn Safari Park Reviews: 4/5

Woburn Safari Park
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9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
About
For a day packed with animal encounters and wonderful wildlife, visit Woburn with over 80+ species of exotic and wild animals including lions, tigers and bears. Today, it is an award winning attraction which makes a valuable contribution to conservation. Most of all, it is a place where families can enjoy being together and seeing animals in a beautiful environment. Your day out includes unlimited repeat circuits of the Road Safari drive through animal reserves, followed by adventures in the Foot Safari with a fantastic daily programme of keeper talks and demonstrations. Most of the leisure activities at Woburn Safari Park are included in your great value ticket price.
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VLRC10
Rochester, UK3 contributions
Amazing experience - highly recommend
Nov 2021
An excellent day out - made even better by our brilliant guide Bob who made the VIP experience better than we could have expected. He really went out of his way to make it memorable - thank you Bob! P.S Bob, we saw the wolf!
Written November 29, 2021
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T S
London, UK31 contributions
Woeful Safari Park
Nov 2021 • Family
On a cold, wet, winter day there was little of interest to see. The animals were mostly soggy and hidden behind rain covered windows. ‘The train’ was suspiciously out of action due to ‘maintenance’ that was supposedly due to ‘the engine’ being broken. The rest of the site only adds to the feel of a day out in Pripyat.
Written November 27, 2021
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kwhitworth11
Wisbech, UK24 contributions
Absolutely brilliant Woburn vip
Nov 2021
What an amazing day....it was brilliant, funny, informative I could go on but don’t think there will be enough space lol 😂 our tour guide Richard was a sweetheart, seriously made the experience go up another level, he is brilliant, knowledgeable, funny, and made our Amanda’s day in fact all of our days by seeing the giraffes wow she was sooooo excited it’s been her life long dream...we got up close to all the animals, we will be going again so go on book this now loved it...thank u Richard u need a pay rise lol 😂
Written November 22, 2021
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Da Ron
Croydon, UK335 contributions
Amazing experience
Nov 2021 • Family
What an amazing experience. It was magical and we had the best day ever . So much to see and do . Get so close to the animals .
Great to see such young people with a passion for their job working here .
We will definitely be back
Written November 9, 2021
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Julie D
4 contributions
Woburn safari experience
Nov 2021 • Couples
The amount of space the animals have is amazing and there is lots to see and do.you can do the road safari as many times as you want and each trip is different.the staff are wonderful and if I could rate this out of 10 it would be a 12
Written November 9, 2021
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Dear T8010YEjulied, Thank you for your five-star review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed seeing the animals roaming freely in their large enclosures and that you made the most of being able to enjoy unlimited circuits of the Road Safari during your visit too! As you have said, each time you complete the circuit you have the chance of seeing the animals in different areas and exhibiting different behaviours. Thank you for your kind comments about our staff too. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your day at the Park so much and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, Shannon (Marketing Executive)
Written November 15, 2021
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Jayne M
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Sensational! A perfect, PERFECT day!
Oct 2021
Words can't really express how amazing our day at Woburn Safari Park was. We arrived in the morning and had an easy check in for our VIP Experience which would come later at 2pm. In the meantime, we drove slowly around the park, and none of us could contain our joy - each encounter just kept getting better and better! It's a beautiful landscape, and it's just incredible that you can come so close to those beautiful animals, roaming at large. Driving through a herd of zebras was amazing, and then the majestic elephants took our breath away! My 94 year old mother entertained us with her wonderful tales of her safari in Kenya in 1961, and actually we saw far more wild animals than she'd seen even back then. It was fantastic, we were captivated by a tiger striding up and down, clearly fixated on something, then we were in awe of a pride of lions casually relaxing right beside the roadway, and wow the excitement of the monkeys scrambling over the car! (No damage to the car, by the way, we'd removed our aerial!)

We met up with the rest of our party at the main restaurant area and all had a picnic that we'd brought with us, at one of the outside tables, which was great.

Then we met our charismatic Ranger, Bob, at the Elephant Meadow, in his big orange safari bus. Normally the VIP tour is for four people in a landrover but they kindly accommodated our whole party in this vehicle. From that moment on, our whole day became even more magical! Bob was fun and knowledgeable, extolling the stories of each set of animals and giving us great insights. He drove us completely off road so that we got the chance to 'meet the animals' - from feeding the elegant giraffes, to getting up close and personal with the funny ostriches, to hunting for the tiger (who, once we found her, started hunting us! - Bob raced off at that point! When we got to the lions, we had similarly heart-thumping moments, in amongst lots of lions, when a young male stalked us and was about to pounce! Hugely thrilling. Then, the monkeys.... the vehicle had a glass top, so we were able to see them just above our heads, all jumping on and interacting with each other - absolutely fascinating!

A quick race round on foot afterwards to see the penguins, just finished off an incredible day!!

Honestly, I can't possibly do the whole day justice in this review, it was spectacular! I haven't even mentioned all the other animals we saw, just fabulous! And oh! Such amazing photographs!!! Everyone loved it and we can't wait to go again!! Thank you to the wonderful Bob and all the other rangers who contributed to make the day PERFECT!
Written November 5, 2021
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Dear jaynemT7600XP, Thank you very much for your fantastic review, it's wonderful to receive such an amazing and detailed response from a customer, following a day out at the park. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your VIP Experience so much and that the rest of your day was equally as enjoyable! The staff and keepers are dedicated to caring for the animal residents and are always happy to take our guests behind the scenes to learn more about them and their daily care. Thank you also for your positive comments about our staff; we have passed your review to the VIP Team so that Bob can see your feedback too. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, Shannon (Marketing Executive)
Written November 15, 2021
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Rahul T
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Amazing experience with a special thanks to Bob!
Nov 2021 • Family
We had a great experience visiting the safari. They’ve maintained it very well and really take care of all the animals. For a moment we thought we’re in the middle of Africa as all the animals are so free and happy. There are no cages or ill treatment of animals in any way. A special thanks to Bob for making our experience (VIP lion experience) a very memorable one. He has immense knowledge about the animals and goes above and beyond to make sure everyone has fun (He even spoke and greeted us in our native language - Hindi!). We will definitely be visiting again!
Written November 3, 2021
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Dear rahultZ2441KN, Thank you for your five-star review! We were delighted that you enjoyed the experience of animals roaming freely within the safari drive-through. We are delighted to be able to offer our guests special experiences to get close to the amazing animals. Thank you also for your positive comments about our staff; we have passed your review to the VIP Team so that Bob can see your feedback too. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, Shannon (Marketing Executive)
Written November 15, 2021
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104diane
Bedford, UK12 contributions
Amazing VIP off road safari experience
Oct 2021
Visited Woburn Safari Park for a birthday treat on the VIP Safari Road Experience. Absolutely fantastic, and would so recommend it. It is pricey but it is so worth it. Our guide took us off road and up close to all the animals and she gave us some stories and insight into the animals and their personal names. Stroked a Zebra which was amazing. We even got to feed the giraffes at the end of the tour with their favourite leaves. Overall a fantastic day out, thoroughly enjoyable, no disappointment whatsoever and the guide was a very lovely lady who went out of her way to make sure we saw all the animals up close and personal. Nothing was rushed and would we do it again, definitely!
Written November 1, 2021
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Dear 104diane, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your five-star review! The staff and keepers are dedicated to caring for the animal residents and are always happy to take our guests behind the scenes to learn more about them and their daily care. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your VIP Experience so much, and to hear that you enjoyed getting to know the individual animals that live at the Park. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, Shannon (Marketing Executive)
Written November 2, 2021
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Jennifer W
Tring, UK11 contributions
Fabulous day out
Oct 2021
What a wonderful afternoon we had. so clean and spacious. the staff were so friendly and informative.
So lucky to see a lots of the big animals up close.
Such a lovely experience for us, and a great way to spend a whole afternoon. We would have been there earlier but had other commitments.
The cafe was nice too again friendly helpful staff. A welcome stop after going around the safari twice.
We then enjoyed the walk around the lake and displays before the park closed.
We will definitely be coming again.
Thank you Woburn <3
Written October 31, 2021
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Dear jennywood63, Thank you for your lovely, five-star review! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your afternoon at the Park so much. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the experience of seeing the animals up close in the Road Safari. We are pleased to know that you took up the opportunity to enjoy unlimited circuits of the Road Safari and that you enjoyed some of the free talks and demonstrations that run throughout the day in the Foot Safari during your visit too! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind regards, Shannon (Marketing Executive)
Written November 2, 2021
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NichaUk
UK1,175 contributions
Road safari excellent, other areas room for improvement
Oct 2021 • Family
The highlight has to be the road safari. The kids loved being up close to the animals, especially the monkeys. We went round twice, once in the morning, then later in the afternoon. We'd recommend this as animals are more active at different times.
As for the foot safari if I'm being honest it wasn't as impressive. Some enclosures also seemed sparse of animals. All staff were very friendly though.
The real let down was the main restaurant. Long queue, slow service and food quality not great. Worse, I saw them bring out fresh pasta so opted for this. Next thing a dried up version came instead from the kitchen with the server advising they had to use that up first!! I strongly suggest bringing your own food, cheaper and better quality.
Written October 29, 2021
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Dear NichaUk, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We were sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the food. We prepare food fresh onsite daily using locally sourced produce and aim to create a fantastic dining experience for our guests. However, guests are very welcome to bring a picnic if they choose. There is always a supervisor in the restaurant to deal with any issues and they would have been happy to address anything raised at the time of your visit, to ensure you were satisfied with your experience. We are also sorry that you felt that there weren't many animals living in the Foot Safari, all of the animals across the Park have access to shelters that they are free to use whenever they wish throughout the day. You haven't mentioned if you watched any of the daily talks and demonstrations that take place throughout the day - this is a great way to see and meet the animals and their keepers, including penguins, lemurs, sea lions, meerkats, and much more. We are really pleased to hear that you found our staff friendly though, and to know that seeing the animals free-roaming within their large enclosures in the Road Safari was a highlight for you. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, Shannon (Marketing Executive)
Written November 2, 2021
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