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Safari park under two hours from Reading where you can meet Peppa Pig

todayJuly 25, 2022 20

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One of the difficult aspects of the summer holidays is trying to keep the kids entertained. It can also be exhausting to have to go to the same activity centres and parks all the time.

Luckily, there are quite a few exciting days out that are not too far away from Berkshire. One such place offers customers the opportunity to see exotic baby animals, lions, tigers and more.

Woburn Safari Park is a crowd favourite among families and as of next week, on Wednesday July 27, it will be offering visitors the opportunity to meet a TV legend:

The park is most well-known for its safari, where visitors can drive through sweeping green land to visit wild animals roaming around in the countryside. The road safari takes around 60 to 90 minutes to complete and finishes with an on-foot course where visitors can watch smaller mammals and sometimes take part in demonstrations.

On-site there are toilets alongside a restaurant, and Junglies Gift Shop. Tickets cost between £17.99 and £28.99 depending on factors including age.

The course boasts four different areas filled with a wide array of exotic animals. As visitors enter the site, the first part of the course they will make their way to is the ‘Northern Plains’. These are home to Przewalski’s horse, North American bison, brindled wildebeest, and Bactrian camel.

Following on from this is the ‘Savannah Grasslands’ which is home to Southern white rhino, Grevy’s zebra, ostrich, Ankole Cattle, dwarf forest buffalo, and sable antelope. The ‘Kingdom of the Carnivores’ is next and this stretch of the safari is made up of Amur tigers, North American black bears, Canadian timber wolves, and African lions.

Over the horizon, sits Giraffe Junction where visitors should be able to spot some much friendlier beasts. This section of the safari houses a herd of Rothschild’s Giraffe, who live alongside endangered Somali wild ass and scimitar-horned oryx. Young calves like to run around this stretch of the parkland and can reach top speeds of around 37kph.

While most people visit this park predominantly for the animals, other activities also take place. At the character event on July 27, kids will be able to meet Peppa Pig at select intervals of the day. Families can book this alongside a normal day ticket to the safari park.



Written by: Simone

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