ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Ticket & Hotel Deals
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, Dunstable, LU6 2LF.
- ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is home to over 3000 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. At Whipsnade Zoo in 2018, meet the zoo's newest animals including Cinderella and Snow White, two brown bears and Hodor the baby hippopotamus.
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Reviews
Stay Date: 02/2019, sorryishardtosay wrote this review.
A big zoo however not many animals to see. A good walk round however sparse areas ....not many places to sit and eat and grab a coffee ...prefer colchester zoo Chester zoo and port Lynmp zoo because there are more animals to see and have more places … See more
A big zoo however not many animals to see. A good walk round however sparse areas ....not many places to sit and eat and grab a coffee ...prefer colchester zoo Chester zoo and port Lynmp zoo because there are more animals to see and have more places to eat the place needs to invest in more places to dine and invest in more animals and reptiles etc Collapse
Go to Colchester or the West Midlands
Stay Date: 02/2019, Alirosieandmartyn wrote this review.
Been here many moons ago and brought the kids back. Very disappointed, bus not working which is a shame as the grounds are massive, especially when you end up back tracking with poor maps, and not impressed that it appears there is an extra cost of t… See more
Been here many moons ago and brought the kids back. Very disappointed, bus not working which is a shame as the grounds are massive, especially when you end up back tracking with poor maps, and not impressed that it appears there is an extra cost of the safari ( which is very difficult to find ) especially as this is more expensive already than most of the other safari parks in the country. Unfortunately would not recommend, sorry. Collapse
Good quality but not worth the money!
Stay Date: 02/2019, AGGlasgow wrote this review.
Genuinely the most expensive zoo/ safari i've ever been to - at £28 a ticket per adult! Yes this includes a "voluntary" 10% (£3) donation, but it is rare that people will refuse this and therefor it is substantially expensive. Not only that, but ever… See more
Genuinely the most expensive zoo/ safari i've ever been to - at £28 a ticket per adult! Yes this includes a "voluntary" 10% (£3) donation, but it is rare that people will refuse this and therefor it is substantially expensive. Not only that, but everything inside is very expensive to! The train ride is not even included in the park ticket - that's an additional £4.50 per adult! The restaurant was a wait to be seated type scenario - also very rare for a establishment of this kind. Usually its grab a hot dog and fight for a seat! The food was nice, but £13 for burger and chips is a bit high end and not what you expect to pay on this sort of day out. Not really any option though unless you want to just eat ice cream all day. The walking - each person on the trip walked about 20k steps this day, and we didn't even see all the exhibits! Mostly because we couldn't find them - the map is clear but when you get in the layout barely resembles the map and there internal sign posts are very sparse. The zoo is placed in a huge peice of land and you have to walk a long way to get to the next place with nothing in between. Also you will be walking on a road most of the time - its like its planned as a safari and not really suitable for walking. I think children would be absolutely exhausted to walk the full length of this. Some animals were more active than i've seen before in other zoo's, however the enclosures weren't up to much and there was no other entertainment for kids - play parks etc. Also there was an option to drive through the specific safari, however there was absolutely no indication as to how you were supposed to get your car there, considering they are parked in a field miles away from the entrance to the park. In general I think this place is a complete rip off. For what we got out of the day I am really not happy considering how much we spent. Would not recommend. Collapse
Stay Date: 02/2019, _judi_cameron2 wrote this review.
Husband and I took our granddaughter to Whipsnade today, once again an enjoyable visit. The steam train is really worth it and just long enough for little ones, however its best to plan ahead if a visit is planned.Sturdy footwear is essential as even… See more
Husband and I took our granddaughter to Whipsnade today, once again an enjoyable visit. The steam train is really worth it and just long enough for little ones, however its best to plan ahead if a visit is planned.Sturdy footwear is essential as even if the weather is good there's muddy areas, the carparks are a good 10 minutes walk from the entrance.Also on each of our visits there's also been a chilly wind so I'd take a sweater or two. Try and work out a rough programme as to the best times to visit certain animals, as after feeding they usually sleep! The butterfly house is a treat especially when they switch on the mist as it seems to excite these lovely creatures and they become very active which is really enjoyable to watch and delighted our granddaughter. Whilst buggies are an nuisance they're essential for parents with little ones and I appreciate that, we had one with us,but the Zoo needs to be stricter with parents when they're asked to leave them at the designated buggy areas, also since when has it been acceptable for older children to be allowed in with micro scooters?? these unsupervised children were tearing around regardless of who or what was in their way it could have spoilt our day but didn't however I do feel that the Zoo needs to rethink this policy. Collapse
Very poor experience this time
Stay Date: 02/2019, dig-dug-dan wrote this review.
Well the zoo for me has gone downhill in many ways. I found some of the staff at serving points quite abrupt and rude, which is a shame. The car parks have potholes all over them, and the one by the elephant house is a mud bath. Not good. Discovery c… See more
Well the zoo for me has gone downhill in many ways. I found some of the staff at serving points quite abrupt and rude, which is a shame. The car parks have potholes all over them, and the one by the elephant house is a mud bath. Not good. Discovery centre closed, with no information as to whats going on. Now here comes the worse bit. We headed over to the lookout cafe. Somewhere to sit, have a nice lunch with the little ones, and grab a simple snack or sandwich. Oh dear. Ohe dear oh dear. Its now called river cottage. Firstly, its not a cottage, secondly, there is no river, and not likely to be on top of one of the biggest hills in bedfordshire. They have split it into two areas. The 'deli', as they call it, and it shoudnt be called that as there isnt one there, consists of some fancy crisps, water in cans the odd piece of fruit, and pompous sandwiches. All the kids sandwiches gone, and the adult sandwiches are neatly £6 a pop, and consist of fillings in an attempt to go upmarket. Whats wrong with ham, cheese, tuna etc? Then if you are lucky enough to find a sandwich that the kids will like, or even yourself, expect a 15min queue to pay, as only one member of staff available. Then, dont expect to be able to sit down inside, there is no room. So, what about next door? Well thats a sit down restraunt, totally out of keeping with a family environment. You cannot sit down in there if you have purchased food from the 'deli'. They are trying to bring posh upmarket nosh into an environment that does not warrant it, nor is it asked for. Keep that for the high street or london, not here. I have nothing against this hugh fearnley guy, and if he wants to serve up placenta on a bed of rocket with a beetrot coolis, let him, but thats not for me or a normal zoo visiting family. So, bring back normal food, properly priced, and get rid of trying to be upmarket. It doesnt work. My advice, take your own lunch! Collapse
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