A postcard from… Woburn Safari Park (April 2014)

Images taken at Woburn Safari Park. April 2014.

This was our third visit to the park and each time has been even better with new things we’ve discovered.

We learnt all about the Asian Elephants in Elephant Meadow, watched how their health checks are done and even got to stroke one! Later, from our swan boat ride we were lucky enough to spot them casually strolling past the picnic area back to their enclosure. We also saw the Birds of Prey demonstration, with Barney the Barn Owl (who was being a bit naughty and went for a longer flight than he was meant to), an Eagle Owl, two Harris Hawks and Diego the Seriema who demonstrated how he would catch and kill a snake!

One of the attractions we hadn’t noticed before was Rainbow Landing, a free flying aviary of Lories and Lorikeets, where you are able to purchase a pot of nectar to encourage the birds over to you. Not that they needed much encouragement – we all ended up with them landing on our heads at some point!  

There are plenty of places for the little ones to play, including a tiny tots bouncy castle for under 5’s, outdoor play areas and the Mammoth Play Ark – something we haven’t had chance to look at yet as there are so many other things to keep us occupied! We also caught the train to the Deer Stop and it was really nice to see the train was free as so many places charge extra for this.

The lions certainly stole the show and made our day a little more memorable when one decided to come over and have a nibble on the door handle… I think she’d spotted the camera and was after a close up!

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