ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Ticket & Hotel Deals
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, Dunstable, LU6 2LF.
- ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is home to 3313 animals
- ZSL Whipsnade was one of the sets for ITV's Primeval TV programme
- A great family-friendly attraction with exciting live demonstrations!
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Whipsnade Zoo is the UK’s largest zoo and is a great day out for animal lovers.
About ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is home to a menagerie of animals, and visitors can see them in their huge outdoor enclosures and wander around the many fantastic animal exhibits. You can see the many beasts that walked our land in ‘Wild Wild Whipsnade’, featuring bears, moose lynx and reindeer, or you can head over to see the big cats in the ‘Lions of Serengeti’, as well as beasts and cats, you can meet the chimps in the ‘Chimpanasium’. There are also many more animal exhibits, including 'Elephant Herd', 'Cheetah Rock' and 'Birds of the World'. In addition to the larger outdoor exhibits, there is also a smaller indoor 'Discover Centre' exhibit which houses a number of smaller, exotic animals such as snakes, spiders and chameleons.
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Highlights
- Make friends with many animals, including elephants, giraffes, lions, tigers and rhinos
- Learn all about your favourite animals at the daily shows, feeds and demonstrations
- Don’t miss the fun-packed, acrobatic Sealion Splash show which takes place daily at 12pm
- Take a ride on the zoo's Jumbo Express; a steam engine which explores the territories of some of the most inspiring animals
What Makes it Super
A great day out for all the family, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo offers something for all ages. There is big fun for little ones at the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s family festival, and there is a fun-filled summer festival which includes giant games, bouncy castle, storytelling and face painting. The zoo will also be hosting a spooky Boo at the Zoo for Halloween 2016; the zoo will be Halloween themed and there will be plenty of activities including pumpkin carving, crafts and a ghost trail.This February half term, enjoy a range of talks and activities about the team of Vets at London Zoo including hands on activities for kids
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Reviews
Lovely afternoon spent at the Zoo
Stay Date: 02/2017, Sue R wrote this review.
My daughter and two grandson spent a late morning and afternoon at the Zoophile the children were on Half Term. We had a lovely time wondering around the day was bright and the views wonderful. Animals delightful and enjoyable. Children enjoyed finis… See more
My daughter and two grandson spent a late morning and afternoon at the Zoophile the children were on Half Term. We had a lovely time wondering around the day was bright and the views wonderful. Animals delightful and enjoyable. Children enjoyed finishing the afternoon in the play area. Great visit Collapse
Really Enjoyable day
Stay Date: 02/2017, relambert800 wrote this review.
I feel like this is a really good zoo with a good bunch of animals. Some animals were in nice large cages, some were a little bit too small. I think there needs to be better food facilities, better seating facillities and the biggest problem is that … See more
I feel like this is a really good zoo with a good bunch of animals. Some animals were in nice large cages, some were a little bit too small. I think there needs to be better food facilities, better seating facillities and the biggest problem is that the enclosures are very space out from each other which makes it hard to get around, but part of that comes from the lack of signposts. I think the work the zoo does to breed wildlife and teach the public is brilliant and I do think it's a good zoo. Collapse
Stay Date: 02/2017, stevespeggy wrote this review.
Well , after paying £56 for the two of us to get in, we commented that it better be good........and it wasnt.........it was AMAZING.....it was cold and snowy, but I loved every second of the 4 hours we took to walk round. It was the great, we had a s… See more
Well , after paying £56 for the two of us to get in, we commented that it better be good........and it wasnt.........it was AMAZING.....it was cold and snowy, but I loved every second of the 4 hours we took to walk round. It was the great, we had a snack in one of the cafes, lovely food and service, there was a young girl clearing tables, she was smiling all the time we were in there, she seemed lovely, polite when cleared our table,I will definately be going again when its better weather, gonna take a picnic, and make a day of it . Collapse
Very disappointing zoo! The worst we ever visited! The cars allowed to drive through the zoo creating an unsafe place
Stay Date: 02/2017, Anna S wrote this review.
This was planned as a special trip as my daughter wanted to see red panda but it was highly disappointing as we have paid over £50 for 2 tickets and have not seen as many animals as we were hoping to! Also, cars were allowed to drive through the park… See more
This was planned as a special trip as my daughter wanted to see red panda but it was highly disappointing as we have paid over £50 for 2 tickets and have not seen as many animals as we were hoping to! Also, cars were allowed to drive through the park creating an unsafe place for children. The park is situated in a very nice location and the animals are spaced out, but you can walk for ages and ages to see any animals and there are not so many! Lots of coffee shops though.. Just disappointing! Collapse
Stay Date: 02/2017, Daisymoo86 wrote this review.
Where to start? Well I was lucky enough to win free tickets to the zoo in a school raffle. So before my visit I did a bit of online research on what to expect at the Zoo. I didn't find the zoo's website particularly helpful and found that I got most … See more
Where to start? Well I was lucky enough to win free tickets to the zoo in a school raffle. So before my visit I did a bit of online research on what to expect at the Zoo. I didn't find the zoo's website particularly helpful and found that I got most answers here on tripadvisor. I wanted answers re the car parking, as I found the zoo website confusing on this point. Anyway, after some reading we decided not to take the car into the zoo, and am glad we didn't, I feel we would have missed some of the animals had we been in a car driving from point to point. I also wanted information on what would be going on on the day. I found some info on their website re talk times etc and a zoo map, so this helped is in planning our day. I did however come across on tripadvisor and youtube details of an elephant walk, unfortunately I could find no information about this on the zoo website and it wasn't advertised when at the zoo so presume it doesn't happen at this time of year. Maybe in the summer if we are lucky to go back we could see that. Once we arrived at the zoo the free car parking was easily signed, and it was a short walk under the tunnel to the zoo entrance. Once inside the zoo I did find the signage to be quite poor as to where to go to next, the map was helpful, but other zoos do have better signage on site for ease of getting around and making sure not to miss anything. The enclosures themselves were large and the animals appeared to have plenty of natural habitat to roam in. Given the winter months, there was quite a lot of work going on in some of the enclosures, which is understandable so it would be nice to see when there wasn't so much going off and the animals can be where they are supposed to be. As it was a winter month, not all of the food facilities were open. Those that were were very busy with no indoor seats available for a restbite away from the cold. So we passed on eating at the zoo, had a hot choc from the hulabazoo café and sat on a bench to warm up. It had been quite wet, so the ground was very muddy in places. This also meant that the elephants were not out on the grass paddock. It made them quite difficult to view at only one limited place. As a keen am photographer, i struggled to get a shot of the elephants clear of the bars. I much prefer the opportunity to photograph the animals in a paddock, but i understand completely that the conditions were just not suitable for them at that time. We saw the zoo train go round a few times, that looked fun but we didn't try ourselves. The shop was very busy at the exit which made it difficult to peruse so we didn't end up buying anything. Overall a good day and we will definitely return. We spent the whole day there as the zoo is large with plenty to see. Collapse
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