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.
Shuttle bus from Luton Railway station direct to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
A direct bus service from Luton Railway station / Interchange to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (via Dunstable, West Street) will be available every day in the summer school holidays (Saturday 21st July – Sunday 2nd September 2018). The fares for the subsidised service will be £2.50 return & £2.00 single. The 30-minute journey on the 200 bus route will drop you at the zoo at either 10.28am or 11.28am, and pick you up at 16.45pm or 17.45pm.
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Reviews
Stay Date: 07/2018, Emma W wrote this review.
The over night stay was great the cabin was cosy and comfortable we both slept very well. The tour was really good and the guides Emily, Hannah and Ellie were great they were knowledgeable and friendly. Meeting and feeding the animals was also great … See more
The over night stay was great the cabin was cosy and comfortable we both slept very well. The tour was really good and the guides Emily, Hannah and Ellie were great they were knowledgeable and friendly. Meeting and feeding the animals was also great you had the chance to see them in ways you wouldn't normally and even learnt new things about them. The zoo is well set out and worth taking your car in. The enclosures are very natural and the animals all seem happy and at ease not stressed at all. Some animals are harder to find than others but they are wild animals and it's great they have the opportunity to be wild. The butterfly house was amazing even for myself who is uncomfortable around them. The food on the tour was good and filling the only downfall for me was the ice cream as they do not advertise that it comes covered in cream which I don not like, trying to eat round it was difficult as the ice cream had been made earlier and stored back in the freezer, this does not make for nice ice cream as its frosty and does not taste the same, saying that I did not mention it to the staff I'm sure if I had of done they would have changed it for me. All round a great experience and worth the money. Collapse
Seems to had no investment for years
Stay Date: 07/2018, MB01621 wrote this review.
We very nearly didn’t go in; had it not been for the excitement of our 7 and 4 year old the outrageous entry price would have made me turn away. £125 to take your car in is an outrageous price to pay especially when you then have the food prices and … See more
We very nearly didn’t go in; had it not been for the excitement of our 7 and 4 year old the outrageous entry price would have made me turn away. £125 to take your car in is an outrageous price to pay especially when you then have the food prices and the train ride. I used to come to Whipsnade a lot in the 1980 and I don’t think parts of it have had any investment since! In parts it’s really tired. We live near Colchester Zoo and ok it’s a fraction of the size but it’s a better day - they are constantly improving the facilities - be it loos / play areas / food outlets it’s so much better. If we hadn’t had such a shock at the ticket price I probably wouldn’t be writing this review but when you pay £125 to get in you expect the zoo to deliver. It was packed today; they need to start investing some of the gate money in the infrastructure to improve the experience Could be amazing but it’s sadly dated and looks tired. Collapse
Brilliant day out.
Stay Date: 07/2018, Unox85 wrote this review.
We had a lovely day out when we visited recently. The weather was glorious and the animals were enjoying the sunshine.. We liked the fact that ZSL 'rangers' were situated around the park who would engage with visitors and explain points of interest a… See more
We had a lovely day out when we visited recently. The weather was glorious and the animals were enjoying the sunshine.. We liked the fact that ZSL 'rangers' were situated around the park who would engage with visitors and explain points of interest about the animals. We liked the layout of the park and the amount of space the animals had. We recently visited Longleat and it was interesting to make comparisons. Obviously ZSL's main objective is education and conservation, whilst with Longleat, although conservation is important, entertainment is the main objective. We thought Whipsnade had a lot in common with Longleat it feels more like a wildlife park than a Zoo. Now just a little criticism, the catering facilities could be improved, we had coffee and a snack at the visitor centre when we arrived. There were just two people serving and we had to wait despite the cafe being very quiet, also the tables were quite dirty as it seemed there was no one to clean them. We enquiried about the safari bus as I'm not as good at walking as I used to be but was told this only operates at weekends and during holidays. I suggest a continuous hop on, hop off service would be ideal for those less able as its quite a big park! Especially as it costs an extra £25 on top of the entrance fee to bring in your car! On our way round we stopped at Base Camp restaurant for a cold drink. The system of ordering things via a touch pad on each table was awful, we tried three different tables before we found one that worked and this had to be rebooted before we were able to pay - we almost gave up. Goodness knows what it would have been like if the place had been busy!! It gave the impression that they were trying to use technology to avoid paying real people!! I understand that the catering facilities are let out to third parties - I would suggest that ZSL look carefully are the quality of these suppliers if you are to avoid people being put off. Collapse
Stay Date: 07/2018, Glitzytalons wrote this review.
Whipsnade is a large zoo who work hard with Conservation. It is a bit pricey but worth the money. It isn’t really disabled friendly - paths very uneven for wheelchairs and lots of walking for those with mobility issues. We took our car in - free if… See more
Whipsnade is a large zoo who work hard with Conservation. It is a bit pricey but worth the money. It isn’t really disabled friendly - paths very uneven for wheelchairs and lots of walking for those with mobility issues. We took our car in - free if your disabled- but some areas were closed to cars so you had to walk - giraffes, lions, tigers to name a couple. This meant it was exhausting/painful for the disabled. Ate in the River Cottage deli, £5.50 for a roll but wow what a delicious roll, bit too pricey. Also the steam train is £4.50 each adult - again bit too pricey. Better signs, different routes for the very fit, and those with disability’s would be good. Enjoyable day, too much to do in one day. Collapse
Superb day out
Stay Date: 07/2018, Rachel E wrote this review.
We were really lucky to have such beautiful weather to visit. The zoo was quiet due to it being term time which was really nice. We were also really lucky that the animals were active and out and about! The zoo is clean and tidy and lots of bins to … See more
We were really lucky to have such beautiful weather to visit. The zoo was quiet due to it being term time which was really nice. We were also really lucky that the animals were active and out and about! The zoo is clean and tidy and lots of bins to put rubbish in and plenty of places to sit and enjoy a picnic. The views here are amazing. We can’t wait to come back! Collapse
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