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Big Cat Photography

Bedfordshire and Merseyside   

• Your chance to capture the big cats on camera
• Guidance from an experienced photography guide
• Close up photographic opportunities
• Access to the safari park after your session

What's Included

Woburn Safari Park, Bedfordshire
• Welcome greeting and safety briefing over refreshments by your guide
• Learn how to get the best results with your camera
• Two photography sessions (am or pm) around the reserves with special time allocated for the Lion Pride and Amur Tigers
• Other species of animal may be included in the workshop too including Bears, Wolves, Rhino, Antelope, Giraffes and Monkeys
• Plenty of close up photography opportunities
• Summary and analysis of the session
• Morning sessions start at 9.30am and finish at 12.30pm
• Afternoon sessions start at 1pm and finish at 4pm
• Participants may spend the rest of the day in the park (providing it is during opening times)
• You may be in a group of up to seven people

Knowsley Safari Park, Merseyside
• Welcome greeting and safety briefing over refreshments by your guide
• Learn how to get the best results with your camera
• Two photography sessions with exclusive access to Tigers and Lions
• Photography session with safari Drive and Baboon feed •Unique access with plenty of close up photography opportunities
• Summary and analysis of the session
• Sessions start at 9am and finish at 12 noon. Participants may spend the rest of the day in the park (providing it is during opening times)
•You may be in a group of up to seven people

What Can I Expect

Find yourself just a whisker-length away from these gorgeous species on our Big Cat Photography days! These experiences are a true privilege for any wildlife or photography fan, as you will enjoy a unique level of access to the big cats and other animals at either Woburn Abbey or Knowsley Safari Park.

What makes this photography day out even more special is that fact that you're not just taking pictures of big cats at close quarters, you'll also learn lots about photography, from composition and ISO settings, to histograms and JPEG vs RAW digital image formats. As well as the tutoring from your photographic guide, the keepers who look after the big cats will also be alongside you for the day, so you get a real insight into their work caring for these majestic animals.

At Woburn in Bedfordshire you and your camera will be snapping away as you are driven through the very large enclosures, home to prides of Lions and Amur Tigers. The cats may well be the biggest draw in the enclosure, but in a true safari style, expect to be photographing a sloth of bears, a pack of wolves, a tower of giraffes or even a crash of rhinoceroses.

Over in Merseyside at the Knowsley Safari Park, you'll be exploring over 200 hectares of countryside transformed into over five miles of safari drive. These wonderful reserves give you the opportunity to photograph families of big cats in their natural surroundings, with exclusive access sessions to the Lions and the Tigers who live at Knowsley. You will also have time to capture the comical Baboons on film too.

Every half day big cat photography workshop is fully guided and accompanied to ensure maximum safety, whilst still allowing you to get sufficiently close to the cats for some big impact portrait-style photos, as well as composing more landscape-based shots. Every step of the way you'll get help with creating and setting up the best possible shots and what technique to use to get the most impressive results.


• Available on selected dates throughout the year
• This experience may change according to weather conditions and availability of cats
• Please note the park is closed weekdays from November to March so guests cannot stay in the park after the event


• Woburn Safari Park, Bedfordshire
• Knowsley Safari Park, Merseyside

Suitable For

• Minimum age 14
• All under 16's must be accompanied by a participating adult
• This experience involves moderate walking over made up pathways
• The activity is suitable for all levels of photographic experience
• Good images should be achieved with cameras that have telephoto lenses
• Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear should be worn according to the season and terrain
• Waterproof coats and trousers are advisable especially in wet weather
• You must be able to carry all photographic equipment
• Fill in flash, tripods, charged batteries and extra memory cards are recommended


• This activity is not suitable for spectators

Anything Else

• The venue has good made up pathways and disabled toilet facilities and the main buildings has access ramps
• Snacks are drinks are available to purchase


Average Rating 4
Total Reviews 8
Recommend to Friend 8
about 4 years ago
Good communication of the event. Great photo opportunities though as you may expect, the fencing was a challenge. Would have preferred more chances to go where we wanted to in the park . Good advice on taking great shots. Thanks! !
Sonia Jones
about 4 years ago
got some great shots of all the animals .the driver was very good and turned the vehicle round so people on both sides got a clear view.very close to all the animals
john killeen
about 4 years ago
Good access to the big cats, I was able to get some great shots. The guides were really helpful in tuition, guidance and kept us safe. I really enjoyed the experience.
Eileen Jones
about 4 years ago
Great event got really close to the animals
Gavin Taylor
about 5 years ago
Although there was a light drizzle for part of the morning it did not detract from the overall experience which was outstanding. Close access to the cats was very good with excellent guidance from the WildArena staff and the ever present Knowsley Game Wardens. The only possible improvement could have been better weather but we can't control that. A very enjoyable experience.
Peter Farrington
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

All orders are sent in plain packaging so as not to ruin the surprise.

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Premium Gift Pack

Premium Gift Pack includes a brushed metal steel tin which will hold your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Premium Choice.

(incurs a £4.99 shipping charge)

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Standard Gift Pack

Standard Gift Pack Comes with a Smart envelope,your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Personal Choice.

(incurs a £1.95 shipping charge)

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The Into the Blue E-Voucher is an instant email option,it consists of a personalised email and a pdf download of your personalised gift voucher.The Instant Choice


Vouchers are usually valid for 20 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 23 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
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Big Cat Photography
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Total Price£129.00
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