We are fans of last minute plans. We’d been toying with the idea of a day out to Woburn Safari Park and decided to just go for it and book a night away in a hotel too. Everything was booked at 4:30pm the night before.
Woburn Safari Park is in Bedfordshire, East Anglia. It is not far off the M1 and only a few minutes from Milton Keynes, which is where we decided to stay for the night.
None of us had been to Woburn Safari Park before and looking online it seemed to be a good place to visit on a very cold winter’s day. Mostly because of the ‘road safari’. They are open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday up until February half term. Then they are open daily from the 9th Feb – 5th Nov. We bought our tickets online in advance. We paid £71.96 online in advance for 2 adults, 1 child and 1 senior. This saved us £4. It is £2 cheaper a ticket to visit in the winter.
We live in Lincolnshire and it took us about 2 hours to get there. We got a little confused finding the ‘foot safari’ area for a drink and cake but that’s just us. It was fun driving in as we spotted quite a few animals along the way. Including the elephants which had I known I’d have photographed there and then as they weren’t around later in the day. Jamie seemed rather impressed. (when he actually admitted that he could see them)
After our pit stop we decided to start with the ‘road safari’ as it was only just above freezing. What fun it was. There are three separate areas to drive round. We were astounded by the animals you get to drive amongst. Who needs to go to Kenya. We had a tiger size up our 4×4 and try to mount it. Queue a ranger driving very fast at it to scare it off. Exciting does not sum it up! This tiger literally was right behind our car stalking us….
This is a guest post by Entertaining Jamie and you can read more on Woburn Safari Park in Winter by clicking here to read the original post.
NB: Photo Credit to Dave Crosby
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