Plan your Safe  Safari Adventure

Safely welcoming you to Woburn Safari Park

Woburn Safari Park is open daily and we have put a number of safety precautions in place at the park, including increased cleaning routines across all facilities.

From Saturday 8 August, you MUST wear a face covering in all enclosed spaces at Woburn Safari Park in line with Government guidance, unless you are exempt by law.  We strongly advise you bring a face covering with you to the park, so you don't miss out on any experiences during your visit!

Scroll down for full details of all the safety precautions we are taking, to keep you safe during your visit.

Please read this important information to help plan your day

Before you arrive

  • Once you have purchased your ticket. Please enter the park through the Ridgmont village gate - the postcode for your Sat Nav is MK43 0TU.
  • A patrol driver will be at the entrance to the Woburn estate, to ensure only ticket holders are allowed entry.
  • Please help our team by checking your car is in good working order before you set out, to reduce the possibility of a breakdown inside the Safari Park: 
    • Check your oil, water and tyre pressure 
    • Check you have your locking wheel nut
    • Check you have your tow bar / towing eye
  • There will be no toilet facilities at the Safari Park entrance, these will be only accessible inside the Park, in the leisure area. 

When you arrive

  • Arrive at the time slot you have selected when you purchase your tickets online. This helps staff maintain traffic flow at the ticket lanes and reduce contact with staff
  • Once you are ready to enter the Park, please proceed directly to the ticket lanes
  • The car park and toilets at the ticket lane entrance are closed (see below for more details). Toilets are only accessible once you have entered via Road Safari and are in the Leisure Area main courtyard or Safari Restaurant
  • Please have your tickets ready to show (either printed, or on your device) or have your booking reference ready, for the ticket lane staff,  in order to minimise interaction.
  • From the 22nd June, each car will receive a 100ml hand sanitiser, effective against 99.99% of germs, bacteria and viruses, for use during your visit (paying customers only, exclusions apply, subject to availability)
  • You may wish to remove your car aerial and put on your child car locks while you wait in the queue.
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DURING YOUR VISIT

 

  • The Road Safari circuit will take around an hour to complete.
  • Customers will be able to repeat the circuit as many times as they wish. The re-entry route is accessed via the one-way route, at the end of the Road Safari continue into the leisure area and head towards the flag pole in the concrete car park.
  • Patrol vehicles will be situated throughout the Road Safari drive-through to help guide people to the re-entry of the road safari or the exit.
  • Every car (containing paying customers, exclusions apply, subject to terms and availability) will be given a 100ml hand sanitiser to use during their visit, this kills 99.99% of all bacteria, germs AND viruses. 
ROAD SAFARI RULES
  • NO FEEDING or touching the animals.
  • Stay in your vehicle AT ALL TIMES throughout the Road Safari. 
  • It is ESSENTIAL for your safety to keep windows and doors closed throughout the Kingdom of Carnivores. 
  • Stay in your car at all times, if you get into difficulty or need help - sound your horn and wait for assistance.
  • Anyone caught feeding the animals will be asked to leave the Park immediately and no refund will be given.
  • The entrance to the Road Safari closes one hour before the park closes, and all vehicles must exit the park by closing time

 

  • 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. Farmyard Friends and Land of Lemurs are closed but you can see the animals from outside the enclosure). 
  • All talks and demonstrations are subject to weather and light conditions. Woburn Safari Park reserves the right to alter times on any given day for animal welfare or health issues. If this is the case, then we will try to replace the activity with another similar event.
  • The Foot Safari is operating via a one way system and there are social distancing signs throughout the Leisure Area and Foot Safari, as well as floor markings and queuing systems in all walk-through enclosures. Some of the narrow paths and smaller areas have also been closed to ensure visitors can mantain social distancing throughout their visit.

 

  • Toilet facilities will ONLY BE AVAILABLE for paying visitors, once inside the Park, in the Leisure Area.
  • Toilets are located in the main courtyard and in the Safari Restaurant, in the leisure area, and are clearly signposted.
  • If you wish to proceed directly to the toilets on arrival at the park - please proceed directly straight on through the Road Safari, until you reach a mini roundabout, turn right until you reach a concrete car park and head into the central courtyard, toilets are on your right.
  • Toilets will be cleaned continuously throughout the day with anti-bacterial and virucidal cleaning products, for the highest levels of safety and hygience, by the cleaning operatives at the park.

 

  • The Safari Restaurant is open for takeaway only, with social distancing queuing in place for all customers.
  • Some additional kiosks in the leisure area will be open selling hot dogs and ice cream. Please note. Some kiosks take cash payment only. 
  • Bring your own food and enjoy a picnic on one of the benches, overlooking the scenic Swan Lake, alongside the Great Woburn Railway 'Bison Halt' station. 

 

We strongly suggest you bring a face covering with you to the park.

As per government guidelines, face coverings are mandatory for customers in shops and takeaway restaurants, all visitors MUST wear a face covering inside Junglies Gift Shop and inside all catering and food outlets. 

Face coverings are mandatory for visitors to any indoor or enclosed area of the Safari Park, this includes (but not limited to) Rainbow Landing aviary, Mammoth Play Ark and Sea Lion Cove (indoor sea lion pool).

All adults must wear a face covering at all times inside the Mammoth Play Ark 

Exemptions apply for young children and also in the following cases. A person does not need to wear a face covering if they have a legitimate reason, including:

  • young children under the age of 11
  • not being able to put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability
  • if putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will causes severe distress
  • if they are travelling with or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading to communicate
  • to avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury, to themselves or others
  • to avoid injury, or to escape a risk of harm, and they do not have a face covering with them
  • to eat or drink, but only if they need to
  • to take medication
  • if a police officer or other official requests the person remove their face covering

There are also scenarios when you are permitted to remove a face covering when asked:

  • If asked to do so by shop staff for the purpose of age identification
  • If speaking with people who rely on lip reading, facial expressions and clear sound, when asked either verbally or in writing, to remove a covering to help with communication.

Precautions:

Woburn Safari Park is taking every necessary precaution to safeguard the health and wellbeing of staff, visitors and animals, and can assure visitors of the following precautions will be in place when we re-open:

  • Every car (containing paying customers, exclusions apply, subject to terms and availability) will be given a 100ml hand sanitiser to use during their visit, this kills 99.99% of all bacteria, germs AND viruses. 

  • Entry to the park with be through our Ridgmont Gate entrance (Sat Nav MK43 0TU), a patrol driver will be at the gate to ensure only Woburn Safari Park visitors with a booking are allowed entry. 

  • Visitors are only able to enter the park, travelling in your own vehicle, as you are able to self-isolate within your car or in the wide open spaces of the Foot Safari, thus maintaining social distancing, as per Government guidelines.

  • The lead driver or visitor in each car will be asked to read a notice and confirm they have no symptoms of Covid-19 before they enter the park. 

  • Tickets are only available to purchase online to reduce all unnecessary contact with our cashiers.

  • Tickets are strictly limited to maintain safe volumes of cars in the Road Safari and the number of people in the Foot Safari, or using toilet facilities.

  • Foot Safari and Leisure Area walkways have been closed where too narrow, or changed to a one-way system, and marked for social distancing as appropriate.

  • Face covering policy in place throughout indoor areas at the park, including the Mammoth Play Ark, Safari Restaurant, Rainbow Landing and Junglies Gift Shop.

 

By doing all of the above, we hope that you will have confidence to visit the Park, in the knowledge that we are doing all we can to create a safe and enjoyable place to visit.

Day tickets are on sale for visit dates up to 14th October and are valid for both the Road Safari drive through animal reserves and your adventure continues in the Foot Safari where you can park for free and picnic alongside your car on the large grass car park.  

See below for ticket prices and click here for more details on how to plan your visit

Most areas of the Foot Safari and leisure area are open to visitors, including Rainbow Landing, Sea Lion Cove, the Great Woburn Railway and all outdoor play areas! 

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