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
Massive zoo with lots of animals
Stay Date: 03/2017, Matthew S wrote this review.
Visited midweek in March. Thankfully we used tesco vouchers as without them it would be £28 per adult which is a tad on the high side, especially when you look at places like Yorkshire Wildlife Park or Colchester which, although smaller in acreage, I… See more
Visited midweek in March. Thankfully we used tesco vouchers as without them it would be £28 per adult which is a tad on the high side, especially when you look at places like Yorkshire Wildlife Park or Colchester which, although smaller in acreage, I would say are similar in terms of animals. Be prepared for a walk if you don't take your car in (which is another £25 if you want to do that, but there is a free car park over the road). There is a free bus that goes around the park but it only picks up every 30 mins. We were there 5 hours and walked the lot (8 miles according to my pedometer) which was about our limit for the day. Positives are everything related to the animals really, great enclosures, lots of space (I'd rather see animals have lots of space than moan they aren't close enough to see) and some good viewing opportunities. Highlights were the penguins which had a great view over the countryside, the butterfly house which had an enormous variety inside, and the cheetah enclosure which allows some good views through glass and over fences. We spent ages at all the enclosure watching the animals enjoying themselves. There were however a few negatives that we noticed. First was the lack of clarity about how to get around. Even with the map, some paths didn't appear to match the map, one was closed which required backtracking, and there were hardly any signs telling you were to go. There were some odd 'paths to nowhere' which they could join up to make things more logical. Even if they just spent a bit on putting up some basic signs it would make things a lot easier to get around the park. As it is so big this would help visitors I would think. It is also disappointing to pay full price but they weren't running the train as it was midweek, so if you didn't pay to take your car in, you didn't get to see a whole portion of the asia part. Not sure why they make this choice without reducing the entrance fee as appropriate. Thirdly, and up there with a low-cost suggestion like the signs, is to put some more bins around the park. We walked about 10 mins before we found a bin to put our rubbish in, others might not be so patient and drop litter which could then blow into enclosures. The only other negative which isn't really the parks fault was the lack of control over children in the butterfly house... blowing on the butterflys to get them to move, and picking them up by their wings as well. Most other zoos that have butterfly houses have at least a volunteer supervising things. Maybe they do in the busier season? All in all not a bad day, just needs a tiny bit of tlc to make it a great zoo. Collapse
Sunday in march
Stay Date: 03/2017, maxwellrm wrote this review.
As members we go quite regularly at the weekends and had another great day today animals were very active today and also see the chimps bedtime for the 1st and also their dinner amazing animals so clever and staff very knowledgeable on the animals lo… See more
As members we go quite regularly at the weekends and had another great day today animals were very active today and also see the chimps bedtime for the 1st and also their dinner amazing animals so clever and staff very knowledgeable on the animals looking forward to the wild dog pack arriving and new elephant enclosure opening! Collapse
A great day out
Stay Date: 03/2017, ladylianne_25 wrote this review.
My family bought my membership for the zoo as a birthday gift so visited for the first time since I was a child at the weekend. We had our young son with us (18 months) so due to his napping schedule we didn't go for the whole day, just tge morning … See more
My family bought my membership for the zoo as a birthday gift so visited for the first time since I was a child at the weekend. We had our young son with us (18 months) so due to his napping schedule we didn't go for the whole day, just tge morning but we weren't disappointed as we got a good idea of what the zoo has to offer. The zoo is pretty big so you really do need a whole day there to get good value for money. If you are lucky enough to have membership though it might be worth picking an area to visit each time you go so that you really see everything. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and all the animals had lots of space and seemed well looked after which is a good sign. There is a fantastic shop and several cafes. We were a bit disappointed with the selection of food to buy so we will take a picnic next time. We can't wait to go back. Fingers crossed for a good summer! Collapse
Family ads st the zoo
Stay Date: 09/2016, edwardcdias wrote this review.
A great day out ! So much to see free parking is a bonus a little bit pricey but a fun day for all The train was a great way to see the whole park but next time we will plan the day so we get to see more of the park
A great day out ! So much to see free parking is a bonus a little bit pricey but a fun day for all The train was a great way to see the whole park but next time we will plan the day so we get to see more of the park Collapse
Stay Date: 08/2016, EmzyP wrote this review.
What a lovely zoo set in a very picturesque place. There is so much to see that we ran out of time. The animals are well looked after and have plenty of space. I would recommend to take a picnic and you definitely need a full day here if you want to … See more
What a lovely zoo set in a very picturesque place. There is so much to see that we ran out of time. The animals are well looked after and have plenty of space. I would recommend to take a picnic and you definitely need a full day here if you want to see some of the shows as well which are well worth it and play at the plqy area. The train is overpriced considering how much they charge to get in. Collapse
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