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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Address: Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2LF, England
Phone Number: +44 1582 872171
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Dunstable
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Enjoy an epic day out at the UK's largest Zoo. Set in 600 acres of panoramic scenery and rolling...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Enjoy an epic day out at the UK's largest Zoo. Set in 600 acres of panoramic scenery and rolling Chiltern Hills, and with over 2,741 unique animals and 193 different species ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is a group adventure you will never forget! 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!
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We love it here, especially during the week when there are fewer people. Its a fantastic day out if you have visitors and need to get a change of scenery (my mother-in-law!).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We found a voucher that gave us 2 for 1 so it ended up being amazing value for money. The zoo is huge, which is lovely because it means the animals have lots of room to roam around. There are also some stunning views of the surrounding country side. I would recommend the train tour, you learn lots and get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Whipsnade makes for a good day out. It certainly is worth taking your car, with some long walks if you don't. Be warned that if its muddy you'll need boots and take something along to stop your car getting filthy. The train is fun to take, and the site is well serviced. It's fun if you get to meet the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We visited Whipsnade purely by chance we were in the area and decided to go and have a look. We went into the first car park we came to and walked in on foot not realising it was a drive around zoo.We're glad we did this as we felt you could experience alot more the zoo had to offer! Other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We have spent many hours here as a family, we return as often as possible and during the school holidays managed 3 long day trips. It's a great setting, especially for young families, it really does cater for everyone's needs. You can pay extra to take the car - for those little or tired legs. We never do and always... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great place for kids and adults as well !!! We thought is maybe big but it was HUGE!!! Lots of animals not only monkeys but giraffes, lions, tigers elephants (good show) Shows are on time and you have to be there other wise You will mist that

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

After hearing lots of good things about Whipsnade I was left feeling slightly disappointed after my visit. The zoo felt a bit tired and in my opinion a bit overpriced for a 'January' visit as lots of the animals weren't in their enclosures. However I can imagine on a lovely spring/summer day it would still be a good day out!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We were in the area for the weekend and came for a visit, the zoo was well signposted but the car park was a bit of a maze and gets full up quickly. We went in a time when they were doing allot of building work though they weren't actively building so noise was not a problem they were loads... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Whipsnade is a good zoo with a lot of animals spread over a wide area. The displays are good and informative. You definitely need your walking shoes on as there is a lot of walking to be done between exhibits. The main issue is that at the moment there is a lot of building work going on in the entrance... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Haven't been here in years but it was worth a visit. It's a good day walking around the whole park and there's a lot to see. The Tigers were great along with the Rhino and Giraffe platforms that really give you a close up and personal view of these animals. There were baby elephants playing around, it's universally when we... More 

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