Primary Schools

Customer update

Due to the unprecedented situation of COVID-19, Woburn Safari Park is now TEMPORARILY CLOSED. We have made this decision based on the current advice from the Government and with the best interests of our staff and the public.

This means that we are currently unable to take any educational bookings. If you would like to find out any more about booking a school trip in the future, please email the team at education@woburn.co.uk. 

At the heart of Woburn Safari Park are the twin roles of education and conservation.

A visit to the Park provides primary school children with a wonderful opportunity to see and get close to many endangered species, with over 1,000 wild animals living in wide open parkland reserves.

Why visit Woburn on a school trip?

  • Safari adventures by coach or bus as you travel through the Road Safari, coming face-to-face with a host of majestic animals
  • Discover more in the Foot Safari and get up close to the animals in their walk-through enclosures
  • Brand new outdoor classroom for 'al fresco' learning experiences
  • Watch a full programme of talks and demonstrations with sea lions, penguins, wallabies and birds of prey
  • Let off steam in the Mammoth Play Ark or in one of the other fantastic play areas
  • The only wildlife attraction with a 'free contact' elephant meet and greet

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE 

You can choose your own adventure with great flexibility to choose a school trip package and cost option that suits you. All of our educational sessions can be adapted to suit the needs of your students.

AFRICAN ADVENTURE

Join us for an African Adventure in our outdoor classroom, where you can find out more about the Rothschild's giraffe and other animals in their savannah habitat.  This fascinating session enables you to get close to our Rothschild's giraffe in their paddock, the largest herd in the UK.  This session is suitable for EYFS-Key Stage 2.

SAFARI TOUR GUIDE

Take a safari tour guide on a board with you, as you travel through the Road Safari Reserves. Journey alongside rhino, giraffe, lions, bears and tigers, and learn about some of the most endangered wildlife on the planet. Your guide will give you some valuable insights into the lives of the magnificent animals living at Woburn Safari Park. Enjoy an interactive commentary with loads of fascinating facts. This option is available with the Enhanced Package only. Please note: the Birds of Prey activity does not involve any direct contact with Birds of Prey.

All our educational sessions can be adapted to your groups particular needs.  Please contact the education team to disuss your requirements.

VISITOR ENRICHMENT CENTRE SESSIONS

You can opt for a 30 minute teaching session in our Visitor Enrichment Centre. These interactive sessions are curriculum-linked, using multimedia and animal artefacts. Choose from one of the following topics:

FOUNDATION STAGE:

  • All About Animals
  • Story Time

KEY STAGE 1 AND 2:

  • Fur, Feathers, Scales and Skin
  • Habitats and Adaptations (choose from grasslands, oceans and rainforests)
  • Sensing and Moving
  • Who eats who?
  • Animals in danger

EDUCATIONAL TALKS

Opt for a fascinating educational talk for your school group, at a choice of animal enclosures:

  • Meet one of the UK's largest mobs of meerkats, a pair of yellow mongoose called Basil and Sybil and a prickle of porcupines, in their walk through enclosure, Desert Springs.
  • Meet four species of endangered Madagascan primates in Land of Lemurs and find out about the animals of the outback in Australian Walkabout.
  • Meet the animals in the Dissscovery Zone and find out more about reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.
  • Meet the predators, with an amazing Bird of Prey interactive talk, taking you up close to the owls, learning about how they catch their prey.

FEEDING TIME

When it gets to 'feeding-time' there is a self-service restaurant and plenty of outdoor picnic areas. An indoor picnic area is also available for schools, please reserve spaces when you book.  You can pre-order your ice lollies for £1 per child from our catering team.  

SOUVENIRS

Junglies Gift Shop is open for students to buy an animal themed souvenir of their visit and to pick up novelties, sweets, toys and gifts.

You can pre-order souvenir packs for your group by calling 01525 290826.

Booking your school trip

BASIC OPTION

£8.49 per child (nursery to Year 6)
£6.95 per child aged 2

One adult free with every 5 children (primary school age)
One adult free with every 2 children for SEN schools
Additional adults £9.95 each

(All prices include VAT)

Choose ONE of the following:

  • 30 minute teaching session in the Visitor Enrichment Centre on a topic of your choice
  • Sea Lion Cove 3D Cinema - indoor sea lion demonstration and 3D mini movie
  • 30 minute educational talk at a choice of Desert Springs (meerkats, porcupines and mongoose), Land of Lemurs, Dissscovery Zone or Birds of Prey (pellet dissection and looking at feathers)*

*only available for key stage 1 and above

ENHANCED OPTION

£9.49 per child (nursery to Year 6)
£7.95 per child aged 2

One adult free with every 5 children (primary school age)
One adult free with every 2 children for SEN schools
Additional adults £9.95 each

(All prices include VAT)

Choose TWO of the following:

  • A tour guide for your coach as you travel through the Road Safari
  • Outdoor classroom session, in a brand new environment alongside
  • Giraffe Junction - taking learning into the wild outdoors
  • 30 minute teaching session in the Visitor Enrichment Centre on a topic of your choice
  • Sea Lion Cove 3D Cinema - indoor sea lion demonstration and 3D mini movie
  • 30 minute educational talk at a choice of Desert Springs (meerkats, porcupines and mongoose), Land of the Lemurs, Dissscovery Zone or Birds of Prey

HOW TO BOOK

 

To book your school trip to Woburn Safari Park call the dedicated education team on 01525 290991 or email education@woburn.co.uk to start planning your trip.

Payment will be required one month before the date of your trip.

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