After the recent announcement regarding photography studio’s and then the change to allow the reopening of Zoo’s and Safari Parks, we can now welcome you back.

We have made significant changes to the way we work and to our studio, for a full breakdown of this please follow the link here for our Guest roadmap.

We will only currently be running one to one events which you can find by clicking here and more will be added in the next few days. As the majority of our workshops involve vehicles these are still currently on hold but we will keep you updated.

Just like many other businesses, We have obviously had a quiet 8 weeks or so following the ‘lock down’ guidance of the UK government. Fortunately the overall situation seems be be steadily improving and yesterday the government suggested, all being well, photography studios together with all retail stores and other ancillary activities should be able to re-open on June 15th. Needless to say there will still be restrictions and social distancing guidelines in place to make this safe, but, for us, it is welcome news of the prospect of starting to see customers again.

Whilst the situation continues to be dynamic, our intention is to re-open on a limited basis on June 15th, assuming this fully complies with the government advice at that time. Initially the plan is to open with 1-2-1’s and new events, but essentially only having a group size of just 1 customer at a time (or up to 2 guests, providing they are members of the same household). It is also fair to say this will depend on Knowsley Safari Park (within which we are based) also being re-opened for business.

It is also very important to note that we are working on a whole range of measures to ensure this can happen with our customers safety being paramount. Our studio, meeting room, vehicles and bathroom facilities have all been adapted to allow for social distancing and high levels of virus protection. Initially this will be made easier by limiting our activities to only 1 guide and 1 customer for each event.

It is our plan to keep everyone updated via e-mail, social media and the website with more details as this date approaches but fingers crossed we will get the green light to take bookings from June 15th. Watch this space!

Following the Government’s further extension to the lockdown we are now postponing events scheduled for June 2020.  We are very much hoping that the 4th July will see a restart but we will obviously keep a close eye on developments as they happen, and respond accordingly.

All Wild Arena Events – Updated (13.05.20)

In light of the Governments requirement for continued social distancing we have now postponed all events at all venues until the end of June.  We are aware that this may cause disappointment and complications and we therefore have scheduled further alternative dates in July and August to provide customers with alternatives, for events at Knowsley Safari Park and Wild Arena.  Unfortunately Woburn Safari Park are currently not open and so we are not going to be able to get any additional dates agreed until they do reopen, we have however, requested extra dates for July and August to provide customers with alternatives.  

Today we catch up on the animals in the park, with Eland Antelope youngsters and a Giraffe close-up encounter! Don’t forget to let us know what you think and what else you would like us to cover!

Today our daily update includes European bison, how we work safely in the current virus situation and developments in our very own Bat ‘murder mystery’!

After a day of technical issues yesterday, we are back up and running with another episode. Once again we headed out into the park to see what we could find.

Wild Arena & Covid 19 – 24th March 2020

Following the Government statement yesterday (23rd March 2020) and the constantly evolving advice we are receiving, we have now modified our business operation plans for the next 6 weeks (17/03/20 – 30/04/20).

Events at Wild Arena and Knowsley Safari Park. – Updated (24.03.20)

In light of the Governments requirement for complete social isolation for the next 3 weeks we have now also postponed all events held at both Wild Arena and Knowsley Safari Park until 30/04/20.  We are aware that this may cause disappointment and complications and we will as soon as we are able schedule further alternative dates in May, June, July and September to provide customers with alternatives.

All customers affected by these changes will be contacted directly as quickly as possible.

Events at Woburn Safari Park.

Following conversations with our colleagues at Woburn and in light of Woburn’s relative proximity to London, we have decided to postpone all dates that have been scheduled during the above period. We are aware that this may cause disappointment and complications and we are in the process of scheduling an unprecedented number of alternative weekend dates in May, June and September to provide customers with alternatives.

All customers affected by these changes will be contacted directly as quickly as possible.

Events at other locations. – Updated (24.03.20)

As per the Government instructions for complete social isolation we will now be postponing all other events until 30/04/20.

All customers affected by these changes will be contracted directly as quickly as possible for alternative dates to be arranged.

In summary if you have not been contacted directly to advise of your event needing to be postponed it should still be running. Again, any customers who have concerns about this can contact us to discuss these arrangements.

We will obviously continue to monitor the latest Government health advice and may update these arrangements in the coming weeks as necessary.

Ongoing precautions at Wild Arena.

Our guides:

We will of course be monitoring our guides for any signs of the virus and removing and isolating them and other guides they have had contact with, should the need arise. We do run tours but currently none of our guides have been out of the country in the last 4 weeks.

Vehicle Based Workshops:

Tissues will be available for all customers.  Each vehicle will have a lidded rubbish bin within it for the disposal of used tissues, which will be emptied between each event.  Each vehicle will also have a supply of hand sanitiser fluid for customers to use as appropriate.  Each vehicle will also have a supply of disinfectant wipes (biodegradable where possible) for customers to use if they wish. Please also wear appropriate outdoor/warm clothing as the vehicle windows will be open for as much of the time as possible.

We will disinfect all regularly used surfaces between events.

Studio Based Workshops:

Tissues will be available for all customers.  The studio is equipped with a lidded rubbish bin for the disposal of used tissues, which will be emptied between each event.  There will also be a supply of hand sanitiser fluid available in the studio for customers to use as appropriate.  There are also hand washing facilities available in the W.C.

We will disinfect all regularly used surfaces between each use of the studio.