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.Special Easter holiday events - join Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol to celebrate the opening of the new hunting dog exhibit. On the 8th and 9th of April 2017 come along and meet the pups and even show off your doggy dance moves with a Pup Pup Boogie session!
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Reviews
Not impressed .
Stay Date: 01/2018, MatthewVH wrote this review.
Didnt really enjoy our visit , Not enough animals , shortage of toilet facilities , catering facilities poor and very overpriced , and thought it fairly expensive ..The only plus side was the free car parking , been to far better zoo,s
Didnt really enjoy our visit , Not enough animals , shortage of toilet facilities , catering facilities poor and very overpriced , and thought it fairly expensive ..The only plus side was the free car parking , been to far better zoo,s Collapse
Stay Date: 01/2018, Sammy-stardust wrote this review.
After coming twice in as many months I decided to get a membership. My family love Whipsnade zoo and no matter how many times we come we always see something different. It’s so interesting to see the animals at different times of the year and even di… See more
After coming twice in as many months I decided to get a membership. My family love Whipsnade zoo and no matter how many times we come we always see something different. It’s so interesting to see the animals at different times of the year and even different times of the day! I love the amount of space the animals have in the zoo, but despite the fact they have the freedom to roam I still feel like we can get so close. The animals look well looked after and staff are always so friendly. The butterfly house is not to be missed. My only slight negative is I wish there were more sections like the butterfly house. My toddler loves London Zoo because there are environments that he can walk around whereas there aren’t so many in Whipsnade... but then Whipsnade have the bigger animals. Would highly recommend both ZSL zoos. No visit is ever the same Collapse
Well worth visiting
Stay Date: 01/2018, Pengor wrote this review.
We have just taken out membership which is a cost effective option if you wish to visit frequently. To see the whole zoo in one visit is not really an option so we intend frequent visits to see the animals being fed and to hear the talks. It is ve… See more
We have just taken out membership which is a cost effective option if you wish to visit frequently. To see the whole zoo in one visit is not really an option so we intend frequent visits to see the animals being fed and to hear the talks. It is very muddy at the moment and pretty chilly. Wrap up well and wear walking boots if possible. There is plenty to see for all ages and there are various cafes and food outlets throughout the park although we did not visit one on this occasion. Collapse
Despite the fog and wet still a brilliant zoo visit
Stay Date: 01/2018, Alan P wrote this review.
We are ZSL Fellows and take advantage of our membership to visit at least twice a month and are constantly amazed by the hard work that is always going on to improve the many aspects of the zoo, from the welfare of the animals through to providing a … See more
We are ZSL Fellows and take advantage of our membership to visit at least twice a month and are constantly amazed by the hard work that is always going on to improve the many aspects of the zoo, from the welfare of the animals through to providing a great visitor experience. We discover something new on every visit. We recommend the new River Cttage Restaurant which replaced the rather worn out Look Out facility as it provides something new and different in healthy food choices at a reasonable price. We ate with our family there on Christmas Eve and it was a bit chaotic having just recently opened and it suffered a bit at that time from the closure of the Wild Bite Cafe for refurbishment with some families expecting to be able to eat their picnics there or to get their fish and chips or sausages and chips type of meal which isn't available on the menu so I suspect some folk were a little disgruntled at the time despite the great lengths the staff went to explaining where the other food outlets were around the zoo. However on this visit we found it much less frenetic and the staff were just as helpful and the food just as good. I am sure that once the refurbished Wild Bite opens next month everyone's eating choices will be well catered for again. The new Bear enclosure is real hit for us now that the undergrowth has been cleared and the family of 4 bears are easily spotted and as others have said the elephant centre is also brilliant, but with so much to see and as the weather improves our regular visits will continue to be enjoyed. We must also compliment the information desk team who are so enthusiastic and knowledgible and have never failed to provide us with answers to our questions about who is who around the zoo animals and what is happening with the various exhibits. Having visited many zoo's around the UK and Europe ZSL Whipsnade is for us the best place to visit. Collapse
Nice zoo, but a bit overpriced
Stay Date: 01/2018, Tim D wrote this review.
My wife and I are keen zoo visitors, and whilst we enjoyed our day at Whipsnade, it is not the best we have visited. We possibly picked the wrong time to go - we visited on a cold, wet day in Jan and some parts of the zoo were only open at certain ti… See more
My wife and I are keen zoo visitors, and whilst we enjoyed our day at Whipsnade, it is not the best we have visited. We possibly picked the wrong time to go - we visited on a cold, wet day in Jan and some parts of the zoo were only open at certain times (the lemur section, for example, was only between 2 and 3pm). But I also couldn't help feeling that Whipsnade was overpriced - the entrance fee was £24 per person when somewhere like Chester Zoo, which seems much bigger, is slightly less, and a baguette was £5 (and a self-service latte £2.75). However, that aside, we had a nice day. It was great to see the lions up and about (they are normally sleeping when we visited zoos!) and Whipsnade has a large collection of penguins. My highlight was the recently built Centre for Elephant Care, which is home to 9 Asian elephants. We enjoyed a very informative talk from Katie there and were able to watch the elephants eat and play. Collapse
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