The elephant herd can usually be seen spending their mornings in the pastures alongside the Road Safari. The herd and keepers walk down to Elephant Meadow for a 'meet and greet' session to see visitors and then in the afternoon, will enjoy a walk across the estate with their keepers.
Visitors will love the clever design at Elephant Meadow, which gives an uninterrupted view of the elephants as they enjoy their grass reserve, with the clever use of an invisible barrier (known as a ha-ha).
The females of the Asian elephant herd love this extended space, as Elephant Meadow is a first for UK zoos, with a generous 6,000 square metres for the three female elephants of the herd.
Meet the Elephants and get close enough to touch!
Visitors can join the keepers daily* at 1.30pm for very special ‘Meet & Greet’ sessions, which allows individuals the chance to see these animals and learn more about them from their keepers.
At the end of the demonstration, one of the females may walk past the barrier, to allow visitors to touch them. The elephant may refuse to participate and will never be forced to do anything she does not want to do. If the elephant is happy to participate, keepers will walk along the barrier twice only. Please be courteous to people behind you and allow them access, once you have had the opportunity to touch the elephant. Thank you!
Please be sure to use the hand washing stations after any contact with the animals.
Woburn Safari Park is the only wildlife park in the UK where you can get this close to the elephants!
During winter (October to early Feb) the elephant demo usually takes place at weekends only.
On certain days, the elephant meet and greet demonstration may not take place for health and safety reasons, or during particularly bad weather. Please check the website home page, we aim to show a notification from 9am each day, if / when it is not taking place.
Elephant Meadow is home to Asian Elephants.