The other week we had a fantastic time meeting up with some lovely friends at Woburn Safari Park. I was very impressed with the park. We got to see so many animals, with some fantastic viewing. We went during the summer holidays and I did fear that it would be super busy and I really don’t like super busy. There were quite a few cars on the road safari, but not enough to slow us down. On the foot safari there weren’t too many people so I was happy. The atmosphere was very relaxed with enough to do for a whole day out with out feeling like we were missing out on something. We loved the road safari so much we even went back for round two!!
The most exciting bit for me was seeing a black bear. Probably because I’ve never seen a bear before and the fact we were so close. I sneakily popped down the window for a quick pic!
They have an enclosure on the road safari with loads of monkeys in. Now these monkeys are extremely cheeky and very playful. They are really good fun to watch, they jump on cars, roll around on the floor, jump in the trees and chase each other. If you are planning to go maybe don’t take your brand new car! We watched this monkey snap the ariel off the car in front of us, very cheeky!
On the foot safari we saw lemurs, seals, birds of paradise and giant tortoises, to name a few. Munashe had been excited about seeing the penguins. His favourite bit was watching them swim (fly) underwater. Hours of entertainment!
Zori got very upset about not being allowed on the pedalo swans. They are strict when it comes to there 1 meter rule! A tub of chocolate ice cream soon put her right!
When the rains came the children had a bounce and a slide. There’s a great area, all undercover, with 3 different bouncy castles. It’s restricted to under 5’s so our little munchkins had a whale of a time and expended some of that energy after being sat in the car for so long.
So all in all a great day out! I would love to hear your UK recommendations of great days out with little ones…please comment below.
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Glad you had a great time there. The last time we went to the zoo was two years ago. But that was in Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand though. It was great! I haven’t been to a UK zoo since I was a kid I’m afraid. I have to say I am very impressed with Woburn’s black bear and the rhino too. They have been looked after well there. 🙂
I would love to visit Thailand, maybe one day! I would really recommend the safari parks in the UK.
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Looks like a great day out for he family, lovely photo’s I cant believe that monkey I would of been so cross if that was my car. I like the idea of the drive though safaris but I’m not sure how the kids would deb if they were jumping all over the car Thanks for linking up to #kidscorner
Tee hee… naughty monkeys. Yes it was a great day 🙂
Oh my, that poor car!! We went recently and avoided the monkeys for that very reason! Thanks for sharing in #KidsCorner x
Very wise if you have a nice car!!
Woburn Safari Park looks like a great day out for a family, it’s great when you can get up close to all the animals in their own environment. I’ve been meaning to take my lot to Longleat and I’ve been advised by many to take the bus that’s available rather than risking any cars with it! Munashe looks totally enthralled by the penguins. Thanks for linking up with me on Country Kids.