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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Arrived at 9.50am there was already quite a queue . The zoo opened at 10am and the queue went down pretty quickly. First impression the toilet and shop facilities werd old dated and a bit tatty..particularly the toilets. The park itself is great well spaced out ..plenty to see..found the signage poor and map inaccurate. However we had a great... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have been to a lot of zoos and are very lucky to have one of the best on our doorstep ! ( colchester zoo). We had a great day out and loved the place,but I do feel it's very expensive to get in. Perhaps like a lot of other attractions they should offer family tickets ? We were a... More

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

When we arrived at the zoo there was a massive queue. We were told if we book it online we would skip the queue. So we got our phones out and booked it over the internet and missed out on a 50 minute wait in the queue. But apart from that it was a brilliant day . We saw all... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We went as a party of 2 adults and 4 children, aged 6 to 11, on a very wet day. The zoo is an amazing place, absolutely huge with enormous spacious enclosures for the animals. It is in beautiful countryside with fantastic views, (especially by the penguins.) There are loads of animals to see, all looking very well cared for,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Whipsnade must be miserable on a cold, wet day. But when it is dry and pleasant it is the perfect place. Lots of fresh air and not too big. Views out over the Vale of Aylesbuty are magnificent. The talks by the keepers were brilliant. I particularly liked the bear one (I won't spoil it for you but I now... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We travelled for 3 hours specifically to visit Whipsnade after hearing such good things about it. We used the Tesco days out voucher scheme and although the zoo was a little expensive to enter, I would says it is well worth the money! We saw a huge range of animals, all with purpose built enclosures which suited their needs. It... More

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I booked this as a surprise for my Animal loving partner and we were not disappointed, from start to finish .The Zoo guides can't do enough for you and they are so knowledgeable and friendly.The lodges are great fun and the food is good too.I will never forget seeing the Lions close up in the middle of the night and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Visited on Sunday august bank holiday. We have been to numerous zoo's all across the country. This is the best by far. Despite not being a safari park, it appears that the zoo is very well maintained and the conditions the animals are kept in are much better than I had anticipated. The range of animals is also vast. If... More

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London, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Pre booked our tickets and came bank holiday Monday - the day it rained non stop all day long. Despite this fact we had a super day. The animals were cold and wet and mostly huddled together but it also meant there weren't very many people there.So we had more of a leisurely wander around crowd free! The keepers were... More

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Staines, England, United Kingdom
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Visited last week with 7yr old grandson we all loved this place, so much room for animals and humans, and the talks about the animals were excellent. There is no need to take your car in £20.00 extra, unless you are elderly or can't walk too well, as this is not a safari park and you can only park in... More

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