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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2LF, England
01582 872 171
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Ranked #1 of 12 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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Hertfordshire, UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Before I went in I thought £23+ was a bit much for one adult in a park that in places is fairly shabby. Another example of how overpriced stuff is in the UK these days I guess. However, 6 hours later I've changed my mind - it's still expensive BUT we had a cracking day out ! I won't go... More

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Harrisburg, PA
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Whipsnade Zoo and Animal Park is a great day out from London, if you love wild animals. The Zoo has a great deal to offer. The animal enclosure are very large and natural. You can observe ring-tailed lemurs, hippos, elephants, giraffes, penguins, red pandas, wolves, big cats, and so much more. If you don't have a car, you can reach... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

WOW! I booked the Lookout Lodge experience for my boyfriend's 21st birthday. After reading nothing but positive reviews, I was very excited about the stay! The Lookout Lodge experience includes two day entrance to Whipsnade Zoo (with the choice of going to London Zoo the next day). We arrived at 11:00 and decided to take our time to wander around... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Wow, what an experience. Arrived before 5pm therefore had a quick glance at a few of the animals then met at lodge reception & a welcome drink :) After a quick talk we were taken to our lodge-compact but space for our things. Our first jaunt out was to dinner, a few stops on the way to see what the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Lovely Zoo, easy-to-read map & overall well set out. Highly recommended. Cafe sells good hot chocolate too!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

First time at this zoo and we loved it weather was nice and it was huge compared to our local zoo at Dudley. You can drive round or walk. There are 2 cafes but the later cafe you come to is better as it has warm food. There are a variety of animals and you can get close up to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Went for the day with my partner and our 7 1/2 month old baby. He was able to see a lot of the animals (when he was actually awake!!) and it was a perfect day out for me and my partner. We used their free car park. Used Tesco vouchers to get in and took a packed lunch. It was... More

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I have been visiting here for over 50 years & have always loved the place-despite some very cold & windy experiences. From a purely nostalgic view, Whipsnade has not changed too much over the decades. The great open paddocks, the steep escarpment at the edge of the Downs from the top of which are fabulous views away to Ivinghoe Beacon... More

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Beeston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This was simply the best experience of my life. The whole experience from start to finish was unbelievable and the hosts were amazing. We saw the zoo animals at their best and in ways you wouldn't normally get to see them. Being woken up very early by the Lions roaring was amazing. Food simply delicious and staff very attentive. I... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The overnight experience in a Lookout Lodge is highly recommended. Slightly disappointed that I didn't hear any wild noises during the night or first thing in the morning. However, the evening's and morning's escorted tours of the zoo made up for it. It felt special having the zoo to ourselves. The staff were very knowledgeable about the conservation issues and... More

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