Foot safari walk through 

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Due to the unprecedented situation of COVID-19, Woburn Safari Park is TEMPORARILY CLOSED. We have made this decision based on the current advice from the Government and with the best interests of our staff and the public in mind. 

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

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

Meet Madagascar’s endangered primates in the new Land of the Lemurs walk-through, where you will see three species of friendly lemurs and look inside their house. 

Take a walk on the wild side!



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

The elephants usually walk from their large grassland pasture in the Road Safari down to Elephant Meadow, ready for the 1.30pm keeper

Check your timetable for this fascinating insight into the Asian elephant species and meet the females of the herd - Yu Zin, Chandrika, Damini and youngster Tarli. Keepers demonstrate how they undertake daily care and health check routines with the elephants; checking their teeth, ears and feet. At the end of the keeper talk, you might even get close enough to touch them!

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sea lion cove

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

This specially designed indoor auditorium enables keepers to give educational talks to visitors and provide a programme of sea lion demonstrations every day.

Check the timetable (you are handed on arrival) for demo times and learn more about these clever aquatic mammals.

Sea Lion Cove is the indoor demonstration pool and is home to Californian sea lions.



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

land of lemurs

Here you'll find three species of these endangered mammals - spot the black and white ruffed lemurs (the most friendly), red-bellied lemurs and ring-tailed lemurs, as you walk through their wooded enclosure.  

Catch the daily talks and demonstrations for a chance to see the keepers give them their daily feed.  These are held three times a day in the main season at the park (Feb to October).

Land of the Lemurs is home to ring-tailed lemursred-bellied lemurs and black and white ruffed lemurs.

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.

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.

Visitors can walk through the habitat under cover and catch the feeding times and keeper talks each day - check your timetable for more details.

Desert Springs is home to yellow mongoosemeerkats and cape porcupines.

Sea Lion Beach

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 CovePenguin keeper talks and feeds will take place as usual at Sea Lion Beach, until they return to their own home - see your timetable of daily talks here.

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.


birds of prey

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 and see the smallest - Digger and Dodger, the burrowing owls, to the largest bird - Goran the Steppe Eagle, weighing in at a huge 3kgs.

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.

Birds in action

Join the keepers for one of two daily shows 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.

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.

Australian walkabout

Wander with wallabies and meet the elegant rhea in the Australian Walkabout.

You can catch daily feed times 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.

The dissscovery zone

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.

Come and meet the keepers, where they will be more than happy to show you some of the residents up close and tell you all about them.

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.


rainbow landing

Feed the birds! Buy a pot of nectar at the entrance to Rainbow Landing and you'll soon be making friends with these colourful birds. Meet the lories and lorikeets - brightly feathered parrots who are specially equipped for their diet of nectar, with a brush-like tongue.

Rainbow Landing is home to red lories, dusky lories, and rainbow lorikeets.

chelonia pathways

Chelonia Pathways is home to a group of Aldabra giant tortoises. Their new enclosure enables visitors to almost walk amongst them thanks to a specially designed bridge

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 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. 

Due to this species being semi-aquatic, in the warmer months, they will often be seen spending more time close by to the water.

Otter Falls

Otter Falls is home to a family 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 for a chance to see the keepers give them their daily feed.  These are held three times a day in the main season at the park (Feb to October).

ready tostart your adventure?

Your great value admission ticket includes access to the Road Safari, Foot and loads of fun free leisure activities, like the Great Woburn Railway and the Mammoth Play Ark.

Book your tickets online and in advance to take advantage of the best discounts available

Head over to the special booking site, where you'll see all the fantastic ticket options, it's the best place to get the lowest ticket prices!

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