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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2LF, England
+44 1582 872171
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Dunstable
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
38 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This is another zoo apart from Woburn near milton keynes. But this is zoo only and not a safari park. Compare to ZSL london I find less animals here but still nice experience at this place. Even thought this is not safari you can take your car in the zoo and there are various scenic place where you can relax... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Wow what a day, if you like walking then this is the zoo for you, since I was a child I've been coming to this zoo it's so nice to see the animals with room to run not just in tiny little enclosures, as you can expect the food is a fortune but it's so nice to have a picnic.

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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Great zoo to visit, I particularly like it because you are allowed to drive around in your own vehicle. It's a massive zoo and would take ages to walk round. A bus is laid on to take you around the zoo. The animal enclosures are so much nicer than your usual zoo, they are much larger and a lot are... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Firstly, this is not a cheap day out, so invest in Tescos vouchers or a zoo membership if you plan to be a regular visitor. However, the money clearly goes towards maintaining the animals and their environment. I personally feel it is best not to take your car in as it can get congested. Park it in the car park... More

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69 reviews 69 reviews
7 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We visited the zoo a couple of weeks ago. What a great day out for children and adults alike. It is brilliant to be able to walk round the zoo, taking in lots of opportunities to see animals being fed, flying display, steam train, childrens playground etc. The bus was great too, providing a welcome rest for toddlers' tired legs.... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I recently visited Whipsnade Zoo and I can safely say I won't be going back. I took my daughter and grandson and it cost £52 for the three of us to get in. I accept that there is nothing to be done about the weather and it was cold with intermittent rain but the Zoo must know that in those... More

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Young and old alike. We (Family and friends) went for my Grandsons 2nd birthday and he adored every minute from the new baby Giraffe, the big roaring Tigers and the march of the Elephants. The magical steam train ride was a joy for everyone. December magic

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

HAD A GREAT DAY OUT AT THE ZOO USED TESCO VOUCHERS GOOD VALUE , ANIMMALS LOOKED WELL CARED , TOILETS WERE CLEAN SHOP PRICES WERE AVERAGE FOR THIS TYPE OF ATTRACTION good access for wheel chairs or people with buggies staff polite and friendly gave good talks about the animals, bird display very good staff member was excellent all in... More

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I went with my husband, daughter son in law and 10 month old baby. We used Tesco tokens to pay for it. We did not take the car inside there was no need. We planned what animals we wanted to see fed and worked the day around that. We were especially lucky because there was hardly any people there, we... More

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South East UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Went here in the summer had a fantastic day out. Saw all the animal shows and bird shows, which were particularly interesting and informative. The keepers were very approachable, and the birds flying doing varies tasks and exercises were fantastic. Maggie the crane was something different from the normal bird show well worth seeing, children loved it. There's a bus... More

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