Foot safari walk through 

Continue your adventure on two feet through the Foot Safari, where you'll explore the walk-through habitats of a host of smaller mammals and birds

Catch a daily programme of keeper talks and demonstrations with many of the animals, including red pandas, birds of prey, meerkats and penguins.

A few walk-through areas of the Foot Safari remain closed due to the social distancing regulations (Dissscovery Zone is closed and Land of Lemurs is closed but you can see the lemurs from outside the enclosure). 

Take a walk on the wild side!


Himalayan heights

This innovative enclosure has been specially designed to suit the adaptations of the park's adorable red pandas. Opened in 2017, when this beautiful russet-coated species became resident at Woburn Safari Park for the first time ever. 

The red pandas have a house with large viewing windows for visitors, with an overhead tunnel leading out into their spacious enclosure, filled with a rope ladders, nest boxes and bushes to hide in! 

Read more about the red panda

Sea Lion Beach (penguins)

temporary home to Woburn's penguins

This Spring, the outdoor pool at Sea Lion Beach will be populated by the penguins, as their home at Penguin World goes under construction for an exciting redevelopment. During this time the sea lions have access to their six indoor pools in Sea Lion Cove

Penguin keeper talks and feeds will take place as usual at Sea Lion Beach, until they return to their own refurbished home - watch the daily penguin feed and keeper talk at 11.45am and 2.45pm. 

Catch one of two daily talk and feeds with the dedicated keepers of the park and learn more about the breeding pairs of penguins that live at the park. 

Sea Lion Beach is no.17 on your Safari Park map.


sea lion cove

Sea Lion Cove is the indoor sea lion house and home to Woburn's Californian sea lions.  

Catch one of two demonstrations per day - at 12.30pm and 3.30pm, with reduced seating for social distancing. Please purchase your tickets with cash as you enter Sea Lion Cove for only £1 per person.  

Sea lion demonstrations are purely at the whim of our sea lions and we never ask them to do anything they don't want to do, we only encourage them with their favourite foods. Dedicated keepers will give a fascinating talk and encourage them to give a demonstration of their natural talents and skills in and out of the water. 


Birds in action

Join the keepers for one of two daily shows at 1pm and 3pm where the birds show off their natural talents - flying, swooping and diving over the heads of the audience.  

In the heart of the leisure area, the amphitheatre is overlooked by large open grassy areas and picnic benches. Please respect the 2m social distancing guidelines when picking somewhere to sit or stand to watch the demo.

Learn more about these beautiful birds, their origins and their adaptations to their environment in the daily talk and demonstration. 

Birds in Action is home to blue and gold macaw, military macawgreen-winged macaw, greater sulphur crested cockatoo, and the lesser cockatoo.

desert springs

Discover a troop of mischievious meerkats in their specially created habitat, designed to encourage natural foraging, burrowing and breeding behaviour. Spot the nocturnal porcupines, snoozing happily in their enclosure and meet a family of yellow mongooses.

Visitors can walk through the habitat under cover and catch the feeding times and keeper talks each day at 10.30am, 12.45pm and 3.15pm

The sandy sanctuary mimics the animals' natural desert environment, with rocky areas and artificial termite mounds.  Keepers will spread feeds around the area, encouraging the animals' natural curiosity to forage out food. Each species has their own special house, where they can retreat into a burrow or den, suited to their natural preferences for sleeping.

Please note that the meerkat enclosure is currently closed for essential maintenance. 

Desert Springs is home to yellow mongoosemeerkats and cape porcupines.

Australian walkabout

Wander with wallabies and meet the elegant rhea in the Australian Walkabout.  The entrance is opposite Elephant Meadow in the concrete car park and please note, a one way system is in place to ensure social distancing guidelines can be followed by all visitors. 

You can catch daily feed at 2pm with keepers and spend time close up to these fascinating animals.

Each Spring you'll be able to spot the precious baby joeys, snugly protected in their mother's pouch. Did you know wallabies are only pregnant for one month and give birth to a joey the size of a bumble bee!

Australian Walkabout is home to greater rhea and red necked wallabies.

birds of prey

22nd September: There will be no Birds of Prey demonstration today, due to essential maintenance

The Birds of Prey is an impressive and memorable part of the Foot Safari, so make sure you catch the fantastic display of flying and hunting skills from the highly trained display team.

Catch the daily keeper talk and demonstration at 2.15pm and see the smallest - Digger and Dodger, the burrowing owls, to the largest showing off their natural prowess in the air above your head.

Walk around the aviaries to visit the home of an African spotted eagle owl, red legged seriema, harris hawk, brown wood owl, common buzzard, great grey owl, Turkmenian eagle owl, burrowing owls, and lanner falcon.

chelonia pathways

Chelonia Pathways is an outdoor habitat, home to a group of Aldabra giant tortoises. Their enclosure enables visitors to see the tortoises' outdoor and indoor home, thanks to a specially designed bridge and viewing windows

Whether rain or shine, visitors can enjoy these majestic animals thanks to a viewing window into their home. Don't miss the daily talk and feed at 11am and 4pm with these animals where visitors can learn lots more about these animals from their keepers. 


Capybara Caves

Capybara Caves is home to a group of adorable capybara. These South American rodents can be seen running around the enclosure, in and out of their house and burrows, as well as taking a dip in their specially designed pool. 

Catch the daily keeper feed and talk at 11.15am and 2pm to learn more about this semi-aquatic species. In the warmer months, they will often be seen spending more time in and around their pool.

Otter Falls

Otter Falls is home to a bachelor family group of Asian short-clawed otters. You can see them playing in and around their cascading waterfall in their purpose built enclosure.

Catch the daily talks and demonstrations at 10.45am and 12.30pm, for a chance to see the keepers give them their daily feed.

land of lemurs - temporarily closed

You'll still be able to see some of the lemurs from outside the enclosure, over the fence, but unfortunately we are not allowed to open any primate enclosures for the safety of the animals.

Land of Lemurs is home to three species of these endangered mammalsring-tailed lemursred-bellied lemurs and black and white ruffed lemurs.

ELEPHANT MEADOW - temporarily closed

Elephant Meadow is a large enclosure with grandstand seating, where visitors would normally sit and listen to keepers at the daily talk and demonstration.

You will still be able to see the elephants grazing in their Road Safari paddock, as you enjoy the Road Safari. 

However, these are temporarily cancelled while we put safe precautions for social distancing in place in the Foot Safari.

Click here to find out more about the Asian elephants living at Woburn Safari Park.

rainbow landing

Rainbow Landing is where can meet the lories and lorikeets. These brightly feathered parrots are specially equipped for their diet of nectar, with a brush-like tongue. Please respect the one way system in place. Unfortunately, visitors aren't currently able to feed the birds in this enclosure. 

Find out more about the residents of Rainbow Landing - the red lories, dusky lories, and rainbow lorikeets.

The dissscovery zone - temporarily closed

This exhibit has been specially created to to give visitors the opportunity to learn all about the fantastic cold bloodied species of the Foot Safari see reptiles, invertebrates and amphibians up close.

The Dissscovery Zone is home to several snake species, cockroaches, scorpions, lizards, giant snails and the critically endangered Mantella golden frogs. Designed with custom built vivariums and terrariums to meet the needs of its exotic habitants. Each species requires its own perfect temperatures and lighting, all of which are catered for in this development.

The Dissscovery Zone is home to the Madagascan hissing cockroach, royal pythons, Utila spiny-tailed iguana, bearded dragons, White's tree frogs, golden mantella frogs, boa constrictor, and giant African land snails.


Giraffe herd grazing
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