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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2LF, England
+44 1582 872171
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Dunstable
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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
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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I think that whipsnade zoo has happier animals and bigger enclosures for the animals while having less exotic birds and not many more species. However it has elephants,rhinos,chimpanzees and brown bears which london zoo don't. But the penguin enclosure while set in a nice enviroment has a very shallow pool for the penguins and it will be nice if they... More 

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We tend to visit Whipsnade once or twice a year. We stopped going during the main season as we refuse to pay £20 to take the car into the park and it's a hassle using the free bus with two buggies. It's annoying having to pay £8 during the winter season when two years ago it used to be free!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We've been to Whipsnade a couple of times now. Always a nice day out. A fair few animals to look at and the steam train ride if good fun. It's better going on a nice day as there isn't much shelter when it's raining so you can get soaked. I would prefer the zoo to have a few more animals... More 

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Picked a crisp winter dry day for our visit to avoid the crowds and it was great. Only downside was that the train was closed. We took the bus as there was a 2 for 1 offer with a bus ticket, the zoo opening times didn't line up with the bus times though and we were stranded in the dark... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I enjoyed the zoo, sad to see them caged, but there would be a few dead people if they were not. A well kept zoo with plenty of interest. Visited about 4 times over the years. ignore the date of visit , it only allows this year, my last visit was about 4 years ago.

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Basildon, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Really good day out even with a buggy. Both my children aged 5 and 3 had a great time and got to see loads of animals will be going back again

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a great place to go if you want a fantastic day out, lots to see and do for all age groups, we go with the whole family at least once a year if not more.

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bedford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

set in great country side , well worth the money, great pinic places if you don't want to buy the food on site

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We've got one of the annual passes so visit the zoo quite regularly. I have to say the annual pass is well worth the money. The zoo is a great day out for kids and adults. There's plenty to do and see in any weathers. It's very spread out so you can drive round or get the bus if you... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

loved this place. We went on a wet and cold day, the boys loved it. there were lots on, we loved the birds of the world display. And the seals were entertaining!

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