I love to share local, shop local and stay local so in this article I am sharing February fun for everyone at Woburn Safari Park. This February is set to be a busy month at Woburn Safari Park as the team gets ready to host some fabulous events for the school half term. Families, friends and loved ones can spend quality time with each other as well as the Park’s wonderful array of animals.
Giraffe lovers can go behind-the-scenes to see how life is for these long-legged animals and children will be given the chance to meet their hero Chase from Paw Patrol. Visitors can explore the Foot Safari and jump on the Great Woburn Railway to visit the brand new Alpaca Outpost attraction where they’ll meet the friendly herd. Spot three super-cute Capybara pups and try all the indoor and outdoor activities included in your ticket price.
Valentine’s Afternoon Tea + Giraffe Mini VIP Experience
Woburn has created a unique experience to celebrate Valentine’s Day. One ticket includes the admission to the park, a delicious Valentines-themed Afternoon Tea and a Mini Giraffe VIP Experience, to visit the giraffe herd in their house.
Tickets can be booked in advance online, for every Saturday and Sunday from 2nd February to 24th February and are priced at £59.00 per adult and £45.00 per child (aged 8+ years). Go to woburnsafari.co.uk/valentines-afternoon-tea for more information.
It’s an Afternoon Tea with a difference at the Lookout Café, located at the heart of Animal Encounters. Enjoy a delicious selection of sandwiches, cakes and pastries, washed down with a pot of tea, while taking in the panoramic view of Farmyard Friends, Himalayan Heights and Penguin World.
This experience includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes guided tour of the giraffe house. The keeper guide will give guests a fascinating insight into the care and welfare of the giraffe herd and they’ll get the opportunity to hand feed them. It’s the perfect time to visit as recently three adorable giraffe calves joined the herd. Visitors will need to move fast on this special offer as it is only available for 16 people a day and is suitable for children 8+ years only.
Herd over on Safari this half term
A new species has recently joined the Park and for the first time, Woburn is home to a herd of friendly alpacas!
The alpaca herd consists of 10 individuals, with one breeding male named Amoro, three more males and six females. The herd will be a little shy at first, but the keepers are introducing them to new people, to build up their confidence, so they will soon be happy hand-feeding from visitors.
They will move from temporary accommodation in the Road Safari paddock (on the left just after Giraffe Junction), to a new permanent home, which will be Woburn Safari Park’s newest animal attraction, Alpaca Outpost.
Opening this February half term, visitors will be able to take a ride on the Great Woburn Railway, then alight at Alpaca Outpost to meet the herd.
Half-term hero activity with Chase from Paw Patrol
Children will be able to meet Chase from hit preschool series PAW Patrol, as seen on Nick Jr., at intervals on Saturday 16th February.
After heading off on a fantastic safari adventure to see wonderful wild animals in the Road Safari, children will be invited to head down to the decking of the Mammoth Play Ark in the Foot Safari to see Chase from PAW Patrol.
The heroic police pup will be meeting his fans at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.
Children can see Chase at no extra cost to standard admission. Event tickets are available to purchase online in advance, visitors will be given a flyer with details of how to join a priority queue for a time slot to meet Chase.
Recent baby boom in the Foot Safari
January saw the birth of three adorable capybara pups, Mum Mavis is a mature parent and since the arrival of her three pups, has been quite relaxed about the whole family situation. She has been letting keepers get close enough to check on her and the pups, but the team are keeping a respectful distance, to allow her and the pups the valuable bonding time they need in the first few days.
Capybaras are the largest living rodent species and they have webbed toes for a semi-aquatic habitat. The pups closely resemble large-eyed guinea pigs at this age, but any males in the litter might grow up to 65kg as an adult.
The birth of two adorable Asian short-clawed otter pups was born on 8th January to mum Kelani and dad Kovu. They are currently residing in their cosy nest box with Mum whom they’ll be dependent on for warmth and milk over the next 6-8 weeks.
While Kelani stays with her new-borns, Kovu and the older pups are responsible for sharing and providing plenty of their food. In caring for their younger siblings they’ll also learn how to be great parents later on.