Set in over 600 acres of parkland, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is home to more than 2,500 animals. Visitors can ride through wild animal territory on the Jumbo Express steam train (seasonal), park their car at designated spots around the zoo or see animals up close from the safari bus or on foot.
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is spearheading conservation and breeding activities and has daily shows featuring sea lions, tigers and exotic birds, a children's petting farm and the Hullabazoo play areas - giving youngsters the chance to run wild and test their animal abilities.
For those wanting a more ‘hands-on’ experience, visitors to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo can be a keeper for the day, helping with routine tasks, or stay overnight in a Lookout Lodge, surrounded by white rhinos, reindeer and wolves.
Please note: Your ticket helps ZSL secure a future for endangered animals by directly contributing to ZSL’s Conservation programmes
Escape the urban jungle and head for Whipsnade for the perfect family day out.
Escape on an adventure across acres of beautiful English countryside with fantastic views across the Chiltern Downs and watch lions, tigers, elephants, hippos and giraffes out and about in huge outdoor enclosures. Hop aboard the Jumbo Express train adventure or take a free Safari Bus as you make your way around the scenic Zoo, one of Europe's largest conservation centres. Travel back to a time when wild beats walked this land. Where bison herds grazed on England’s verdant pastures and wolf packs and bears hunted in our forests. This land was their home before it was ours and now they’re back!.
Meet the bears, European bison, wolves, lynx and moose that were once commonplace in Britain, along with the mystical wolverine at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo this Easter.
Wild Wild Whipsnade takes you on a journey of discovery and immerses you in a spell-binding story where you can experience the sights, sounds and awe-inspiring animals that once free roamed this country. Wild Wild Whipsnade allows you to escape to nature, re-live the mood of myths and legends and be confronted with some of weirdest, wildest and most wondrous beasts on earth.
Children under 16 will not be admitted without an adult.
July 23rd to 4th September: Something very big is coming to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo this summer…
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will be home to life-size animatronic dinosaurs as part of an immersive new exhibit where you can learn about the fascinating creatures that lived more than 65 million years ago. From the formidable tyrannosaurus rex to the gentle brachiosaurus, visitors will be transported to a prehistoric world where they can marvel at the giants that once roamed the earth.
There’s plenty of dinosaur-themed fun to keep the whole family entertained inside Zoorassic Park, with fossil digging activities, live dinosaur pop up talks from our presenters, ‘How to train your dinosaur’ daily shows and an education trail for the little ones. Visitors can also learn about the important work ZSL’s scientists and conservationists do in the lab and in the field, and how we can use our knowledge to help prevent other animals from going extinct. Don’t miss out on an unforgettable visit to Zoorassic Park this summer!
Entry to Zoorassic Park is included in your ticket to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
Dates & Times
||10.00 - 17.30
Last admission is one hour before advertised closing time.
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21 April 2017
Fantastic place to visit for families. Huge site so doesnt feel busy even in peak season. Lots to keep kids entertained
10 September 2016
27 August 2016
Very good value for money, would love to go back, didn't see all.
27 August 2016
Fantastic but exhausting day
16 August 2016
Excellent day out .. Bit pricey, but Granddaughter loved it .. Very well maintained and clean .. Staff always personable .. Would recommend.
7 May 2016
Perfect day out with the kids
23 April 2016
Great day out, you get really close to the animals and they look happy and healthy. The food in the café was far too expensive, so didn't bother eating.
8 September 2015
Great day out. Animals in a lively surrounding and seem quite content. We took our 4yr old and as it is a large area to cover found it worthwhile to pay the additional for car entry so you could go back and forwards at your will.
31 August 2015
Excellent family day out !
26 August 2015
Very happy with discount on tickets, we had a great day making some lovely memories, zoo is big and well maintained, advise to pay extra and take car in so you can drive round and stop where you want, fab day :)