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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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Address: Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2LF, England
Phone Number: +44 1582 872171
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Enjoy an epic day out at the UK's largest Zoo. Set in 600 acres of...
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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Had a great day with my children and loads of animals loads of activities friendly staff so much today spent the whole day here

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Claire19898
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a great day with my children and loads of animals loads of activities friendly staff so much today spent the whole day here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Fantastic value for money. Spent seven hours walking and watching so many animals all outdoors. Lots of cafes/ picnic areas and loos .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We come back to Whipsnade time and time again as we just love the range of animals and also the space that they have. A butterfly dome has now been added, which is great, but beware, it is VERY hot and humid in there - not great for if your hair tends to frizz at the mere mention of humidity!... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Used to visit this zoo as a child in the late 1960's early 1970's. The main entrance and gift shop is extremely tidy, modern and well presented as is the new butterfly house however the rest of the zoo looks very tired and it is obvious that investment in the park to make it inviting for visitors is not happening... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A well organised zoo separated into Europe, Africa, Asia and the base camp animals/attractions. We only attended the bird talk and that was extremely good with fantastic audience participation opportunities and knowledgable staff. Wouldn't recommend getting the train as you can walk around everywhere it goes and it's an extra £4.50. It's our favourite zoo and we will be returning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We live fairly locally to Whipsnade and have visited so many times that we have now set up membership. We go once a week and never get bored. There is a great range of animals and right now there are a fairly new elephant calf and a Pygmy hippo. The lemurs are a particular favourite and there are lots of... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Paid £86.00 for a family of four which was a bit on the pricey side we asked for a family ticket they said to book it online to get it cheaper which we should have done 😔 the kids found everything very interesting and all the animals where very easy to find loads of picnic areas food it very expensive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Have not been to the zoo for years but I must say what a lovely surprise. Plenty of large open spaces for the animals that are very clean and well maintained. The butterfly House is great and watching the elephants going for a walk around the zoo was amazing. Will be returning as there is so much to see and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Another great trip to Whipsnade. The new butterfly house is amazing. The lifecycle of butterflies is laid bare and because it is so short, there are many dead ones on the floor. But, at the same time there are new ones hatching from their cocoons as you watch. A very humbling but fascinating experience. The Bird show is great and... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The park in general was brilliant, animals have plenty of room and are well looked after! My only criticism is there is a sign which states no bike or skates BUT they allow in those kiddy scooters! So you spend the whole day either being bashed on the ankles OR jumping out the way to avoid them! Would have been... More 

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