The Woburn Abbey Deer Park covers over 3000 acres, making it one of the largest private conservation parks in Europe. Within the park there are nine free roaming species of deer numbering over 1200 individuals in total. Whilst the Red and Fallow Deer are native to the UK, the other seven species originate from Asia – including the extremely rare Milu (also known as Pere David’s Deer).
Join the Deer Keepers for a 1.5 hour tour of the Woburn Abbey Deer Park where you will able to get up close to the beautiful deer. In groups of up to 25 people, you will be guided by two of our experienced and knowlegeable deer keepers, who will tell you more about these deer, their habitat and behaviours whilst taking you off-road in a tractor and trailer across the Deer Park.
October is also the breeding season (the rut) for many species, with dramatic clashes between stags to win dominant control of their herds. For you to encounter these magnificent animals as close up as possible, the deer keepers will take you into areas of the Deer Park closed to the public. This is the perfect opportunity for keen photographers to take the ultimate picture.
This year the tours will be on the following dates:
Friday 5th October 7.00am
Saturday 6th October 7.00am and 4.30pm
Sunday 7th October 7.00am and 4.30pm
Friday 12th October 7.00am
Saturday 13th October 7.00am and 4.30pm
Sunday 14th October 7.00am and 4.30pm
The early morning tours aim to catch the sunrise and the late afternoon tours aim to catch the sun setting over Woburn Abbey Deer Park.
The tour includes travel around Woburn Abbey Deer Park in tractor and trailer with opportunities to get out to observe the deer at particular locations. Tours will go ahead in all but the worst weather. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear and remember to bring your own camera and binoculars.
£30.00 per person
To find out more and to reserve your place
Telephone: 01525 290333 ext 262
Limited availability, bookings taken on a first come, first served basis. Dogs are not permitted. Minimum age to take part is 14 years old and 14 to 17 year olds must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years old or over.