A group of children enjoy an educational session in Woburn Safari Park's outdoor classroom

Holiday workshops

Week on the wild side 2021

Specially designed for children aged 8-13 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.

Course Dates

  • 2nd - 6th August 2021

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. 

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SAFARI ACADEMY

Specialist week for students aged 14 - 17 years, looking for a career with animals.

Woburn Safari Park is running a four-day non residential course for students aged 14 - 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

Course Dates:

  • 9th - 12th August 2021

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.