The English School of Falconary
Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, SG18 9EX
Leighton Buzzard Railway
Billingtom Road, Leightom Buzzard LU7 4TN
A late Regency garden created by Lord Ongley in the 1820s. It is a unique example of English gardening with many exotic structures.
Shuttleworth Mansion, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, SG18 9EA
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Set in the beautiful Chiltern Hills, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is home to over 2500 rare and exotic species. Don´t miss out on the chance to go IN WITH THE LEMURS, the new Lemur walk-through experience (opens 30th March 2007!). Be amazed by the spectacular free-flying bird and sealion demonstrations or take a trip on the Jumbo Express to experience the elephants and rhinos close up!
Whipsnade, LU6 2LF
Mead Open Farm
A farm park where you have the chance to meet, feed and stroke cows, horses, goats, rabbits, sheep and guinea pigs, plus there are lots of fun places for the kids to work off any extra energy. Theres lots to do – you can walk up to all the animals to stroke them and even feed them from your hand. And if you don’t want to walk you can take a tractor ride around the farm to see all the animals too.
As well as the animals there is a big choice of activities including go-karts which kids and adults can have a go on, and a 9-hole crazy golf course, an adventure playground and loads of pedal tractors. Also, explore Shaggy’s Playworld – an indoor play centre with huge drop slides, climbing areas, ball ponds and net climbs was hugely popular. A popular highlight is the sheep racing which takes place from April to October. A dozen sheep, chosen for swiftness of foot, run in the ‘Lamb National’. The runners all have the most dreadful puns as names – Red Ram, Lambretta, Woolly Jumper…… You can bet on your favourite too, having listened to their current form. Cheer on your chosen mount and his jockey (a teddy bear), as they chase around the track to be rewarded at the finishing line by their much deserved lunch. If your sheep wins you get a badge too.
Mead Open Farm, Stanbridge Road, Billington, LU7 9JH
There’s so much to do at Wild Britain (formerly known as Bedford Butterfly Park). Safari Spot in the Butterfly Jungle, follow the Hedgehog Play Trail and get ‘hands on’.It’s one wild day out! WILD BRITAIN IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
Wild Britain, Renhold Road, Wilden, Bedfordshire, MK44 2PX
See the Fun Kids review on Wild Britain
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