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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2LF, England
01582 872 171
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Dunstable
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Enjoy and epic day out at the UK’s biggest ZooSet in 600 acres of panoramic scenery and rolling Chiltern Hills, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is a group adventure... more » Owner description: Enjoy and epic day out at the UK’s biggest ZooSet in 600 acres of panoramic scenery and rolling Chiltern Hills, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is a group adventure on an altogether different scale…See the elephants on their daily walk around the Zoo, view the majestic rhino in their huge paddock, meet our lion pride, spot the cheetahs as they speed by and don’t forget to look up our lofty giraffes too! « less
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North York Moors National Park, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Visited this place after seeing it on the TV and was very impressed with the place. It was a lot bigger then we thought it would be and did actually run out of time from seeing everything and doing everything! We had planned on going on the train around part of the Zoo but unfortunately it had broken down (shame).... More

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Gravesend, Kent. England
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Best birthday pressie evet. You get to feed loads of animals up close, rhino, hippos, elephants, boar, hogs, otters, giraffes and you go in with the lemurs to feed them. You get breakfast and lunch and a t shirt and you travel in a people carrier so its not too tiring. Pricey at nearly £300 but a day never to... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I am not a zoo lover but I was very impressed with Whipsnade. The animals were cared for in an exceptional manner, the surroundings were relaxing and the visitor facilities excellent. We had a lovely day strolling around with my goddaughters enjoying seeing the animals and reading all about them. My only negative of this place is the fact that... More

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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I wrote a review the other day which has not been published. You have thanked me or my review of being a zoo keeper for a day. I did not review this as I have not experienced this.

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The zoo was easy to get to and parking hassle free. We paid entry and didn't mind the prices as it supports many of the projects the zoo supports. It turns out the fee was worth every penny anyway! The park is large and beautiful to explore, offering a wide variety of animals from around the world. We listened to... More

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The day trip was planned but the opportunity to stay overnight seemed to be of great interest. And indeed it was. Visiting out of the school holiday means a quieter visit and plenty of time to cover the whole zoo. The experience of staying over night in one of 9 lodges was well worth it. Well organised and informative. The... More

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SupporterServices, Supporter Services at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I've passed over all your kind complements to each department and hope we can welcome you back soon. More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. For the money you pay you essentially get 2 days entry to Whipsnade zoo and entry to london zoo on your day of departure as well, and also 2 meals, overnight lodging, and private out-of-hours tours around some of the zoo. The vegetarian dinner option was great, it was beautifully presented and... More

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

As an animal lover I'm often wary when visiting zoos as often I find them sad, depressing places. I'm happy to say that when I visited whipsnade with my family this summer, that wasn't the case. We were all extremely impressed with all the animal enclosures. They were all spacious and the animals need had clearly been considered. The animals... More

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Myself, my husband, our 10 month old and my parents had an awesome day at Whipsnade last week. It was a bonus being able to go in the week when there were hardly any children there and was not busy at all (only a couple of school groups). The entry price is very reasonable for a days outing, people want... More

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hertford
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This zoo is the opposite of the norm,large open spaces with what seems like not many animals! The petting area has nothing to pet! The double decker buses run at the zoos discretion! The train ride is not included in the entry price, which is not cheap! The best part is the view from Lookout Cafe which is not to... More

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SupporterServices, Supporter Services at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, we appreciate all feedback so we can make improvements where necessary. Our enclosures are very large to give the animals as much space as possible. I'm sorry to hear you were uanble to pet any animals, the farm area has been open and welcoming visitors. Our... More

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