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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Type:Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2LF

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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is the UK’s biggest Zoo

Set over 600 acres on the picturesque Chiltern Hills and home to almost 3000 animals, including lions, tigers, rhinos, hippos, brown bears, giraffes, zebras, penguins and a herd of Asian elephants, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo makes for a magical day for visitors young and old. From the furry and feathered to the jumbo and majestic, there are amazing animal exhibits, talks, feeds and demonstrations every day.

Visitors can get around the UK’s largest zoo on foot, bus and car or even by hopping aboard the Whipsnade Steam Railway. The Birds of the World demonstration is not to be missed, while the lively Sea Lion talk is a fantastic way to learn about these marine mammals.

The Zoo’s immersive In with the Lemurs experience allows visitors to see the curious primates close-up, while those wanting an even closer encounter can book a special Meet the Animals experience and come face-to-face with elephants, lions, giraffes or tigers.

The Zoo’s Butterfly House, one of the largest butterfly biomes of any UK zoo, allows visitors to immerse themselves in a tropical environment whilst marvelling at hundreds of colourful butterflies and moths (and a ‘bask’ of West African dwarf crocodiles!).

Another treat is spotting the many ‘free-roaming’ animals such as wallabies and mara that happily bounce around the site. Several cafés and refreshment stops will keep you stocked up on hot food, drinks and snacks.

Children will love the Hullabazoo Indoor and Outdoor Play area, as well as the chance to pet pygmy goats, bunnies and more at Hullabazoo Farm.

Book online to receive a 10% discount when purchasing tickets in advance.

Book now or find out more about visiting ZSL Whipsnade Zoo at zsl.org/WhipsnadeZoo.

Site features – UK’s biggest Zoo, large outdoor spaces, Indoor and outdoor animal exhibits, Steam Train

 

 

 

 

 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£24.45 per adult
Child£18.50 per adult
Concession£22.91 per adult

Save 10% if you book online - Prices valid until 28 October 2018 inclusive

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • Picnic site

Children

  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Grounds for outdoor activities

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Public Transport: Combined entrance and bus ticket available from staffed rail stations. Take the X31 or 60 bus from the station. 40 minute journey. By Road: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is just north of London in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. For detailed directions, see their website www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo

Awards

  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2018

Opening Times

Open New Year
Opening hours 10am to 6pm (25 Mar 2018 - 2 Sept 2018)
Opening hours 10am to 5.30pm (3 Sept 2018 - 19 Oct 2018)
Opening Hours 10am to 5pm (20 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018)
Opening hours 10am to 4pm (28 Oct 2018 - 15 Feb 2019)
Opening hours 10 am to 5.30 pm (19 Feb 2019 - 24 Mar 2019)

* Open every day except Christmas Day

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