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Address: Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2LF, England
Phone Number: +44 1582 872171
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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I really like this zoo. It's big open spaces for the animals really helps to show in the zoo in the right light. It has the feel of a in the middle of nowhere type zoo but with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I really like this zoo. It's big open spaces for the animals really helps to show in the zoo in the right light. It has the feel of a in the middle of nowhere type zoo but with the expertise of keepers that you expect from zsl. Really friendly and informed staff. Don't just spend 45 minutes here. Spend all... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having not visited for about 30 years this seemed like a good place for a day out to celebrate my birthday. We went in a group of 6 friends and thanks to Tesco Clubcard vouchers got in very cheaply. The weather was a bit damp to start with but the butterfly house was warm and certainly cheered us up and... More 

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

took a group of 11 young people (aged 8-12) here for the day. Giraffes entertained us for ages. Great well looked after animals with plenty of space for them. We managed to see everything :) There was a lot of walking involved but well worth it. Awesome coffee served near the play area whilst our young people played. Highly recommended... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The most incredible experience and day of my life. I'm 23 years old and received a meet and greet with the elephants for my birthday. It was an amazing experience which I would do again and again. You can meet lots of different animals including the Tigers and lions! The zoo keepers are friendly and full of information. They take... More 

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An amazingly beautiful zoo, where the animals have all the room to walk around, run and play. Yes, this has the consequence that sometimes you do not see an animal (like we did not see tigers), but just think that the animals also like to decide when they want people to stare at them ;-) Foodwise we were a bit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited today with 10 family members including adults, young children and teenagers. We all enjoyed our day and were there for 6hrs and didn't see it all. The lemurs were great and I was really pleased that the enclosures were of a good size and seemed better than at other zoo's I had seen. The animals seemed well looked after... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic day ..great seeing all new improvements well done Animals relaxed an well cared for ..keep up the GOOD WORK .X

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Plenty to do here- lots of animals obviously but also play areas for children. Lovely to see baby animals- the zoo has great breeding/conservation programmes. It can be a long walk (though there is a bus or you can pay to take car) but it is great that the animals have so much space. I love it so much that... More 

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a nice but not too hot so the animals weren't hiding. Lovely say out with the grandchildren.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Whipsnade in April this year with our 3 your children. Unfortunately the weather wasn't on our side and it rained for most of our visit. After paying for our tickets to get in, we assumed as the weather was awful we'd be able to take our car round but they charged the equivalent of our tickets again (how... More 

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