Holiday workshops

A range of holiday workshops for children aged 8 to 17 years, perfect for children with a passion for animals and conservation.

Week on the wild side 2022

Specially designed for children aged 8 to 12 years of age. Come along for a hands-on encounter and enjoy a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at Woburn Safari Park during the school holidays.

The week includes:

  • Hands on animal experiences
  • A behind the scenes look at the exhibits
  • Fun games and the opportunity to make new friends
  • Meeting the keepers and ask them your questions
  • Learning how the animals are cared for
  • A journal & certificate of attendance

This unique experience gives children the chance to learn more about the resident animals and their daily care routines, using hands on activities.

2022 Course Dates

  • Monday 25th July - Friday 29th July
  • Monday 22nd – Friday 26th August

Week on the Wild Side runs from 9.00am - 3pm with numbers limited to ensure an amazing experience for everyone. This course costs £200 per child (lunch not included). 

Please contact the Education Department on 01525 290991 or email education@woburnsafari.co.uk for further information. 

We are pleased to be working in conjunction with Central Bedfordshire Council to offer places to children with a HAF registration number.  If your child is in receipt of free school meals in Central Bedfordshire, don’t forget to register for your HAF number.  In order to book your child onto the workshop, please contact the education office directly on 01525 290991.

Safari Academy

Specialist week for students aged 13 to 17 years, looking for a career with animals.

Woburn Safari Park is running a four-day non-residential course for students aged 13 to 17 years old. This course has been designed to assist students thinking of entering a career with animals such as keepers, zoologists or behaviourists. The week will be made up of practical experience as well as seminars giving background information. Please be aware that this week is not designed as a 'fun' workshop, all the activities will reflect true working practises of the Park therefore hands-on contact will be limited.

Activities include:

  • Daily husbandry tasks such as mucking out, food preparation, and animal handling
  • Sessions learning about different types of animals and their specific care
  • Off-road and behind the scenes tours of the Park's facilities
  • Career advice and guidance
  • The ability to build a portfolio of experience
  • Certificate of completion

2022 Course Dates:

  • Tuesday 16th - Friday 19th August 
  • Tuesday 30th August – Friday 2nd September

Each day will last from 9am - 4pm and participation is limited to a maximum of 20 students. The experience costs £300 per student (lunch not included). 

Please contact the Education Department on 01525 290991 or email education@woburnsafari.co.uk for further information.

We are pleased to be working in conjunction with Central Bedfordshire Council to offer places to children with a HAF registration number.  If your child is in receipt of free school meals in Central Bedfordshire, don’t forget to register for your HAF number.  In order to book your child onto the workshop, please contact the education office directly on 01525 290991.