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Day at the Safari for Cambian Home Tree School


Cambian Home Tree School is an independent DfE-registered co-educational day school, which specialises in accommodating for young people who have social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties.


Some of our young people recently visited the Woburn Safari Park and had a lovely day learning about all the exotic animals and taking many exciting pictures! 


Here is an account of the day written by a young person, Annie* and their day at the safari!


“On Wednesday morning we set off to Woburn safari park and were so excited to get there, but did not know the journey would be that long!  After a very long drive, we finally got there and our excitement levels peaked!


From the car park, we saw big rhinos and after driving in further, we saw some oryx (which to me looked like deer).  I had never come across this animal and was very intrigued by it.  


We continued our drive further into the park and drove through the very large double gates where we saw wolves and bears; laying in a hole was a very cute baby bear waiting for his mother to return to the den.


Afterwards, we encountered another closure which was much more secure in comparison to the other animal areas and then I realised why, it was the home to all the tigers and lions!  It was the first time I had ever seen a lion or tiger so closely and it was very scary!


Close to the lions’ compound, was where the elephants and giraffes habituated and they were doing some very strange things e.g. licking the wooden post, which made us all giggle!


We were approaching the last leg of our journey and saw all different species of monkeys.  One monkey jumped on the car, which scared Karen a lot! We got out of the car and went for a walk where we saw wallabies with joeys in their pouches; they were so adorable!  It was then time to prepare for our long journey back home. 


It was fun to see all the different animals at Woburn Park and I thought it was a great day – I cannot wait to return!”


*Name has been changed