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Woburn Safari Park - Things to Know Before Visiting

Crawley Rd, Woburn, Ridgmont, Bedford MK43 0TU, UK

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About Woburn Safari Park

Woburn Safari Park is a drive-through wild animal park. Set in over 300 acres of beautiful Bedfordshire parkland, just off junction 13 of the M1, the park offers visitors a memorable day out on safari with some of the most endangered wild animals in the world. It was opened in 1970 by the 13th Duke of Bedford.

Attractions Near Woburn Safari Park

Go Ape Woburn (Treetop Challenge, Zip Lines, High Ropes)

Go Ape! is an outdoor adventure company which runs tree top ropes courses under the names Tree Top Challenge, Tree Top Adventure and Zip Trekking, as well as ground-based Forest Segway Safaris.

Woburn Abbey and Gardens - Closed until Easter 2022 for major refurbishment project..

Woburn Abbey and Gardens is a beautiful garden which was comprises lake, a serpentine river, an American Garden, extensive planting, a bridge, and a Thornery. Woburn Abbey has a hornbeam maze, herbaceous borders, ponds, a woodland garden and a Chinese dairy overlooking a pool.

Forest of Marston Vale
Forest of Marston Vale6.84km from Woburn Safari Park

a perfect day out for the family! It brings up to 30% tree cover, transforming the landscape and making it a thriving place to live, work and play. The Forest of Marston Vale is one of twelve of community forest projects in the United Kingdom. The total area covered is 61 square miles, but most of this land is in private ownership. There are incentives for landowners to plant trees, and the target for community forests, in general, is to reach 30% tree cover.

Houghton House
Houghton House7.53km from Woburn Safari Park

Houghton House is a ruined mansion house in the parish of Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire. It was built in the early 17th century by Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, as an elaborate hunting lodge. The house is reputed to have been the model for the ‘Palace Beautiful’ in John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress, published in 1678.

Stockgrove Country Park
Stockgrove Country Park8.24km from Woburn Safari Park

A huge country park which comprises 80 acres. It has an interesting history dating back to medieval times. It has a visitor center and a variety of habitats including a lake, ancient woodland conifer plantations, meadows, and heath. One of the best sites in the county which provides A pleasant stroll around water bodies & woodland with bat detectors, while keeping a record of bat activity. The park is partly in the Kings and Bakers Woods and Heaths Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Caldecotte Lake
Caldecotte Lake8.43km from Woburn Safari Park

Caldecotte Lake lies off the H10 Bletcham Way, between the V10 Brickhill Street and the A5. There’s the lake where you can feed the ducks, a nice park and also just behind the Caldecotte Arms is one of MK’s hidden gems – the Caldecotte Miniature Railway. It costs just £1 a ride and the train goes round a track twice. IT was one of the iconic attraction where you can spend some nice time.

Where is Woburn Safari Park

Discover More Attractions in Bedfordshire, Where Woburn Safari Park Is Located

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Bedfordshire is not only a wonderful county to live in, but also to visit and enjoy with all the family. Bedfordshire is the ideal location for a day trip, especially from the neighbouring areas of London, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire. There is so much to do, you’ll wish you were staying longer, so be sure to make a list of all the places.