The students staying at Yarnton Manor have only just come down from cloud nine after last nights exciting escapes at the Cherwell Boathouse, but the fun doesn’t stop there! Today they all hopped on the bus and voyaged to the Woburn Abbey and Wildlife Park.
Originally built to house a small community of Cistercian monks, the 12th-century house later became the seat of the Duke of Bedford in 1547. The house boasts a large, eclectic collection of artwork throughout the beautiful halls, including pieces by Poussin, Rembrandt and Holbein – whilst also being one of the finest pieces of British architecture itself. Students were guided through the house by an expert tour guide, simultaneously answering quiz questions to ensure the students fully engaged with the experience.
Students spent the afternoon exploring the beautiful gardens surrounding the country house, losing themselves in the hedge maze and playing 40-40 over the lunch hour. The students hopped on the coach to be taken through various animal enclosures on the safari, including lions, bears and tigers, a valuable opportunity to come perilously close to animals never usually seen at such a distance. The students also disembarked visited smaller animals such as penguins, monkeys and many species of birds.