Bedfordshire Nature and Wildlife Attractions

Bedfordshire Nature and Wildlife Reserves and Attractions, tourist and visitor information, many with brief details of disabled access. Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Bedfordshire Attractions and Heritage pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.


Bird of Prey Centre - over 300 birds, one of the largest bird of prey centres in britain, Flying Displays, Bird Experiences, Hawking days and courses - we have no disabled access info for this site - Biggleswade


Dunstable Downs, Chilterns Gateway Centre and Whipsnade Estate - Extensive chalk and grassland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Dunstable - Mobility parking, Grounds partly accessible on multi-user route Level access to Chilterns Gateway Centre Mobility toilets / Baby-changing rooms available available during opening hours All picnic benches have wheelchair access


Marston Vale Millennium Country Park - 250 hectares, wetlands, woodlands, meadows, lakes, two bird hides, willow sculptures, walking and cycling trails, play area, cycle hire - Marston Moretaine, Bedford - we have no disabled access info for this site


Mead Open Farm - Pony Grooming to Sheep Racing and Shaggy's Playworld, there is stacks of fun to choose from, High Ropes Course, Sky Tykes - Disabled & Pushchair friendly / baby changing please see website


Paradise Wildlife Park - over 400 animals, the best collection of big cats in the UK, penguins, crocodiles, gibbons, wolves, anacondas, meerkats, large indoor soft-play area, 3 adventure playgrounds, Dinosaur Woodland Railway, Crazy Golf, Paradise Lagoon paddling pool and the National Speedway Museum, - Broxbourne, Hertfordshire - Disabled (& Pushchair) friendly / facilities please see website -


The Lodge Nature Reserve (RSPB) - 180 hectares, 5 miles (8 km) of trails, gardens, bird hides, two ancient hill forts dating back to the Iron Age - Sandy - Disabled & Pushchair friendly / baby changing please see website


Whipsnade Wild Animal Park / ZSL Whipsnade Zoo - over 200 different species, daily events, feeds and demonstrations - Dunstable - Disabled & Pushchair friendly / baby changing but with some restrictions see website


Woburn Safari Park - drive your car through the animal enclosures, adventure playgrounds for children, animal experiences, demonstrations - Woburn Park, Bedfordshire - we have no disabled access info for this site


Woodside Animal Farm and Leisure Park - Play barn, Animal Encounters - Luton - Wheelchair hire (pre booked), baby changing


The Bedfordshire Wildlife Trust -


RSPB Berkshire -

East Berkshire RSPB Local Group

Reading RSPB Local Group

Thatcham RSPB Wildlife Explorers

Wokingham & Bracknell RSPB Local Group



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