Safety at the park
Every precaution has been taken to keep you safe during your visit. Read all about the safety measures and face covering policy in place for visitors.
WHAT IS WOBURN SAFARI PARK?
Woburn Safari Park is a large 360 acre wild animal park, home to over 1,000 exotic and endangered animals, living in large drive-through enclosures.
You will drive onto the Woburn Estate and once past the ticket lanes, you enter the Road Safari which takes around an hour (or longer on a busy day). You can't get out of your car or open your car windows for your own safety, as wild animals live here.
There is also a Foot Safari and Leisure Area, where you can park for free and explore lots more animal enclosures, listen to keeper talks and demonstrations and enjoy the free indoor and outdoor play areas.
Click here to download a map of the park.
Read a handy guide to spending your day at the park here.
DO I NEED MY OWN VEHICLE?
Yes, you can only enter Woburn Safari Park in your own vehicle, you cannot enter the park if you are on foot.
Cabriolet and soft top convertible cars will NOT be allowed access into the Kingdom of Carnivores or African Forest for safety reasons.
There is no height or weight restriction on for vehicles entering the park, we often welcome double decker buses and coaches.
We don't allow drivers to enter the park, if they are driving an open backed vehicle (eg. open pickup cab) that has loose items or building materials in the back. These can be removed by the animals are have the potential to be harmful to the animals in the park.
BRINGING BICYCLES, ATTACHED TO YOUR CAR?
We don't allow bicycles into the park. If you have bikes attached to your car, these must be left at the bike rack near the toilets at the entrance (located near the stone lions), please return to collect them before the Road Safari closes (one hour before the park closing time).
More information on vehicle accessibility can be found here.
HOW DO I BOOK TICKETS?
PLEASE BOOK ONLINE:
Tickets are only available to book online in advance. You can use our secure site to purchase tickets, print your email order confirmation and bring it with you on arrival. If you don't have a printer, simply make a note of the order reference number.
Online tickets must be made at least one hour before arrival on the day of your visit. Click here to book online now!
Can I pay on arrival?
No, tickets are not available to purchase on the gate, on arrival at the park. We reserve the right to turn anyone away who does not have a ticket booked in advance.
IS THERE A FAMILY TICKET AVAILABLE?
No, these tickets are not available at the moment. We will be reviewing when these may go on sale again in future.
DO I NEED TO PRINT MY ONLINE TICKET?
If you don't have a printer, we can look up your online e-ticket by the booking reference. This may slow down the transaction time at the gate. There is no specific ticket lane for online tickets, we check each car in and you can join the queue at any available ticket lane/s on arrival.
CAN I CHANGE MY BOOKING DATE OR GET A REFUND?
Once purchased via the online booking facility, your admission ticket is valid for the date selected and specified on your booking. Should you wish to visit the park on a different date, you may do so but will no longer be eligible for the free guidebook offer. If the price you paid for your online ticket does not match the cost of gate admission on the date of your visit, you may be charged an upgrade fee.
In respect of cancelled bookings, if you require a refund a charge of £2.99 per transaction will be incurred to cover the cost of credit card charges.
If you want to change your booking to a new date, this will be subject to availability for the new visit date you require.
We are unable to issue refunds or transfer visit dates on the same day the tickets are booked for.
CAN I USE A PROMOTION CODE OR VOUCHER?
We occasionally have special discounts or vouchers, these are published on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion.
CAN I USE MY TESCO CLUBCARD POINTS?
Sorry, these are not currently available. These discounts will be reviewed and may be reintroduced later on.
I HAVEN'T GOT A CAR, CAN I WALK IN AND JUST DO THE FOOT SAFARI?
Woburn Safari Park is only accessible by vehicle and admission tickets are based on one or more individuals entering the park in a vehicle. Your ticket includes both Road Safari and Foot Safari areas of the park and we cannot grant access to the public on foot, as entry is via the wild animal reserves.
WE WANT TO DRIVE TO THE PARK SEPARATELY BUT USE ONE CAR IN THE ROAD SAFARI, WHERE CAN WE LEAVE THE OTHER CAR?
On arrival you will be directed to a car park in the leisure area, the best option is to park your car there, then just follow the re-entry route in the car you will be using.
CAN I FEED THE ANIMALS?
No, here at Woburn Safari Park the animals are given food and care that is as close to natural as possible, replicating how they would live in the wild. Their food and feeding patterns are designed to follow their natural behaviours, for example foraging, digging or diving. Food is specially controlled for each animal's diet, to keep them healthy!
In Rainbow Landing you can purchase small pots of nectar for only £1 to feed to the lorikeets and lories. They will be eager to fly down and take a drink from you!
Jump aboard the Great Woburn Railway miniature railway, and take a tour to Alpaca Outpost to see the alpaca herd and feed them a tasty treat for only 50p a pot. The train departs from Bison Halt Station, check the map for locations and the timetable you'll be given on arrival, for train times.
If you are interested in helping the keepers to feed some of the larger animals at the park, please see the VIP Experiences page. Book a special experience and help the team to muck out, feed the animals and learn all about the daily care routines.
ARE THE ANIMALS GOING TO DAMAGE MY CAR?
You enter the park at your own risk and drive alongside many large animals so there is always a small risk that your car could be damaged, however this is not a common occurrence. You are reminded to keep moving through each section to avoid any damage, particularly in the tigers and bears enclosures. Please remember to keep doors and windows closed.
WILL WE STILL SEE THE ANIMALS IF IT'S RAINING?
The animals are very used to our British weather as most were born in this climate in either the UK or Europe. The animals have the choice to be in day shelters alongside the Road Safari drive through, so they can have shelter if they need it.