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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 2013
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, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was an expensive day out, over £100 to get in, 2 adults, 2 children. Then £5 for booklet, and £20 to get in with car which we thought was to drive around some of the park. The drive through bit was about 3 different animals so we were not HAPPY. The place has really bad signs and a one... More

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A lovely zoo to visit in the spring / summer months. You have the option of taking the car in but there is a lovely train which goes round the zoo, which you can use to hop on and off. Some of the animals and peacocks roam around freely and the show with the sea lions is a treat. There... More

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Fantastic place for walks as well as wildlife. Good children's exhibits and play areas plus the train which is a favourite with all the family. Lovely to see the animals have large areas in which to roam.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

My mum bought membership as a Christmas gift for our whole family... We go once a month or so as it is fairly local. This has been the case for the last 3 years. Our children are 2, 4 and 9. All of them love a visit to the zoo! There is something for everyone and no day has ever... More

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The visit was very good. Plenty of walking if you want or catch a free bus and get off where you want. Also you can take your car in for £20. Plenty of places to eat. Loved the lions and elephants. Well worthwhile

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Croydon, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Definitely the best of ZSL. Fantastic family day out for all ages. Huge open areas and some animals allowed to roam freely throughout the park. Not cheap to get in but affordable if you look for deals - we use Tesco Clubcard vouchers. There's a lot of walking but you can take your car in and drive between displays. The... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It was a beautiful day, most animals were out, if they weren't.. I don't blame them! People need to remember the enclosures are the animals homes.. If they want to sit inside and not be gawped at by onlookers.. Then they can! Don't complain about it! The bird and sea lion shows were absolutely fantastic! And the brown bears were... More

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I love whipsnade and have a pass but a visit is quite expensive if you don't have one. Have to go for a whole day to get value. Take a pushchair for little ones - the distances are huge for little legs. There are free buses but never there when you want one! Lions, giraffes, hippos and elephants - every... More

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oxfordshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Best zoo in my opinion plenty too see and do,my advice is take a picnic food can be expensive for a family,quite dear to get in more if u take car in,so make the most of the day stay all day.can get chilly up on the hill too.great zoo tho.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Its easy to park and around £80 for two adults/two children, although the steam train to avoid a long walk to see a few camels and a couple of elephants was around £12 for us for a 15 min ride, which was not that interesting. Highlights were: Red pandas, Meerkats, Brown Bears, Otters, Lemurs,Sea lion show and Bird show. That... More

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