Flying to another country might not be an option right now, but flying into another COUNTY is! Head off on a safari adventure in our neighbouring county of Bedfordshire this half term at Woburn Safari Park!
The safari park provides an adventure through 300 acres of stunning parkland with amazing wildlife, taking you up close to some of the most beautiful and endangered animals on the planet, including elephants, lions, tigers, rhinos, bears, giraffes and monkeys.
The new lass at the safari park
Woburn Safari Park recently welcomed Bonnie, a four-year-old Southern white rhino, to the ‘crash’ at the Park.
Bonnie arrived from Blair Drummond Safari Park in Scotland and has settled in incredibly well. Visitors can already enjoy watching her explore her new surroundings, alongside resident female rhinos Mkuzi and Mirijam, in the Savannah Grasslands drive-through reserve.
Catch a glimpse of the new baby bear
Visitors to the Park this half term can also enjoy trying to catch a glimpse of the newest North American black bear cub – an extra special holiday treat!
Born to Indiana at the end of February, the cub just loves to explore! Some eagle-eyed visitors may have already spotted the latest adorable arrival as they drive through the bears’ woodland home on the Road Safari.
Described by keepers as confident and playful, it’s not unusual to see the youngster clambering onto Indiana’s back before taking a ride around their enclosure. Visitors might also be able to see the cub perched on top of it’s favourite log as they drive past.
Making a splash: the penguins move into their new home
Over at the Foot Safari, you can enjoy watching the penguins in their newly expanded and redeveloped enclosure, Humboldt Harbour, which was designed by the penguin keepers.
Make sure you take a peek through the special viewing windows at the back of the enclosure for a unique insight into their intricate burrowing system. Look, too, through the large underwater viewing windows, perfect for watching the penguins as they dive and play beneath the surface of the water!
Plan your safe day out at the Park
Visitors can undertake as many circuits of the Road Safari as they wish in order to fully experience the wonders of the open road while enjoying close-up sightings of the Park’s precious wild animals, before continuing the adventure in the fresh air of the Foot Safari.
Covid-safe measures in place include limiting ticket purchases to online only, reducing the number of tickets available each day to ensuring a safe, workable number of visitors in the Park. The Safari Restaurant, Junglies Gift Shop and the toilets in the courtyard by the car park will be open for visitors to use and will be cleaned thoroughly throughout the day, using anti-bacterial and virucidal cleaning products. This ensures the highest levels of safety and hygiene, while visitors and staff are also required to wear masks in all indoor areas.
Each vehicle will also receive a free 55ml bottle of virucidal hand sanitiser for use during their visit, as well as an antimicrobial-treated guidebook, full of photos and information on the animal residents!