1. Woburn Safari, Bedfordshire
A trip to Woburn Safari is an interactive experience, and many a visitor has had to repair their car’s windscreen wipers after passing through the monkey enclosure too slowly. The so-called safari ‘stars’ include porcupines, tortoises, elephants, white rhinos, and black bears. There are also lions, tigers, wolves, giraffes and zebras too, among many many more exotic species. Best of all, Woburn Safari is but an hour and a half from London. Winner.