Group of older children work on a long table in an indoor classroom dissecting owl pellets in an indoor educational classroom

SEN-friendly workshop days

Giraffe herd gathers in wooden shelter

SEN-FRIENDLY SESSIONS

Visit the Park for a day on safari that includes a 60 minute educational workshop designed for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Arrive at the Park any time after it opens and go on a self-guided adventure through the Road Safari and Foot Safari, before joining one of the rangers for an educational activity of your choice.

You can then spend the rest of your day enjoying the Park with unlimited repeat circuits of the Road Safari, or stay in the Foot Safari and take advantage of the numerous keeper talks and demonstrations or the leisure activities.

If you would like to book in an additional child or an additional adult then please contact us on 01525 290991 or education@woburnsafari.co.uk. 

ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE

Please note. It may be necessary to alter activities in the event of unforeseen extreme weather conditions or for animal welfare reasons.

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 Saturday 13th July

Time 10.30am-11:30am 11:45am-12:45pm 1:15pm-2:15pm 2:30pm-3:30pm
Activity

 

Mucking out

Learn about the importance of cleaning our animal enclosures and assist the rangers with mucking out the alpacas.

(Meet outside Junglies Gift Shop - Number 28 On Your Foot Safari Map)

 

Bees & Butterflies

Learn about the importance of bees and butterflies and how they pollinate.

 

(Meet outside Junglies Gift Shop - Number 28 On Your Foot Safari Map)

 

Feeding

Come and help the rangers give the wallabies some browse and learn all about their adaptations.

 

(Meet outside Junglies Gift Shop - Number 28 On Your Foot Safari Map)

 

Meerkat Behaviour Study

Come and help our rangers study the behaviour of our mob of meerkats.

 

(Meet at Desert springs number 26 on your Foot Safari Map)

 

Monday 12th August

Time 10.30am-11:30am 11:45am-12:45pm 1:15pm-2:15pm 2:30pm-3:30pm
Activity

 

Mucking out

Learn about the importance of cleaning our animal enclosures and assist the rangers with mucking out the lemurs.

(Meet outside Junglies Gift Shop - Number 28 On Your Foot Safari Map)

 

Penguins

Come and learn about the penguins and how to tell them apart.

 

(Meet outside Junglies Gift Shop - Number 28 On Your Foot Safari Map)

 

Enrichment Building

Come and help the rangers make scent enrichment for the meerkats.

 

(Meet inside the VEC number 15 on your Foot Safari Map)

 

 

Artefacts

Come along to see and touch our animal artefacts which includes items such as skulls and skins.

 

(Meet inside the VEC number 15 on your Foot Safari Map)

 

 

To book the educational activity on the day of your visit, just contact the education team once you have made your booking and they will book your preferred session!

Need more info? Download a social script for each activity here! 

 

 

How much are the SEN-friendly sessions?

  • One adult and one SEN child - £35.99 (two person ticket)

If you would like to book in more that one SEN child/an additional SEN child/an additional adult then please contact us.

Please note: Tickets include admission to the safari park and one educational activity per booking, to be booked on the day of your visit. Numbers will be limited per activity.

For further information, please contact the education team on 01525 290991 or education@woburnsafari.co.uk, or make a booking below!

What dates are available?

  • Saturday 13th July
  • Monday 12th August
Text Reads: My daughter is very animal orientated and it is amazing that you do the SEN workshops! My daughter finds it overwhelming when we attend workshops with non additional needs children. Image shows young girl interacting with a giant tortoise on the ground
Text Reads: My five year old daughter, myself and nan attended the sen workshop on saturday. Emily who ran the session was amazing with the children, she went at their pace and interacted with them. Image shows: education ranger emily smiling with two young workshop students
Text reads: Sarah and Akira were brilliant during the sen workshop, engaging us as well as understanding the needs of the children when they needed to breakaway from the group. Image shows education ranger holding a giraffe skull up to a young boy with his hood up

Download Resources Before Your Visit

Social Scripts

Social scripts are used to inform individuals about a social scenario, event or activity. They describe what will happen and use specific information about what might happen, why it happens and how it might make us feel. They are usually accompanied by images or symbols to help that person’s understanding. They can be an incredibly useful tool for autistic individuals or those with high levels of anxiety.

Click here to download yours before your visit! 

Communication Boards

There are five communication boards at Woburn Safari Park to help individuals communicate about a wide range of topics including the animals, leisure facilities, food and drink and self-care.

Click here to download and learn more about how communication boards work. 

British Sign Language Boards

In the UK, British Sign Language (BSL) is the most commonly used form of sign communication. It involves using a combination of hand movements, shapes and facial expressions to communicate. BSL is the language used by the Deaf community in the UK, and for many is their first language. 

There are many British Sign Language boards in the Foot Safari to help individuals learn BSL phrases related to their visit.

Click here to download yours before your visit!