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Address: Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2LF, England
Phone Number: 443442251826
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 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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Great anytime of the year

I'm fortunate that Whipsnade is only a short drive from where I live and I have yearly membership. We often pop up just to walk around to get some exercise and must always have a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thought that it was just ok, nothing special prefer Woburn Abbey. Animals seemed to be generally well looked after. Amenities were all clean and tidy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm fortunate that Whipsnade is only a short drive from where I live and I have yearly membership. We often pop up just to walk around to get some exercise and must always have a piece of cake and a hot chocolate, definitely needed on a cold day. Only negative is the cost of entry if your a family and... More 

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Thank Al A
Supporter-Services, Supporter Service Co-ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Al, Thank you for reviewing and visiting us here at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo despite the cold weather. We also love grabbing a piece of cake from the wild bite cafe with a hot chocolate. Currently they have a new stollen cake and orange hot chocolate. So, please pop back soon to try and let us know what you think. More 

York, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having just returned from Portugal the prices seemed very high in the cafe for really quite ordinary fare. The entrance fee was, however, eye-wateringly high. We had to pay 90.00 GBP for a family of four plus 12:00 for the car. This included a 'voluntary' charity donation which felt like I'd been mugged. Surely the basic price should be quoted... More 

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Thank Bangkokian_7
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review ZSL Whipsnade Zoo after your recent visit. We are disappointed to hear that you felt disappointed on your visit. All of your ticket purchase goes to support ZSL and its work in conservation projects in over 50 countries. As we are aware that a number of our usual attractions are closed... More 

Dunstable, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whipsnade is one of the largest conservation parks in Europe and it certainly doesn't disappoint. There are plenty of talks/demonstrations and the new butterfly house is fantastic.

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Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Coordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for a fantastic 5* review we are glad that you enjoyed your visit here with us at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zooooooo!! Animals and lunch... what more can I say!! Even if it's a rainy day you'll still have a good time!! Reasonable prices, especially if you go in a group or a family ticket (borrow some nieces or nephews for the day)? Ample parking and disabled access. Good to visit any time of year, the animals are ALWAYS there!!

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Thank Amanda S
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Coordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Amanda, We are pleased to hear that the rain did not put you off from enjoying your day. Please come and visit again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was until now in more places cause I am a person who loves the animals but in my opinion this is the best what I sawed. The place is very beautiful and big and you can see a lot of animals and have a nice experience. The staff is nice and they take care about the place and everything.... More 

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Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Coordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5* review. We are pleased to hear that you love the ZSL Whipsnade as much as we do! More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been a while since we last visited. So we noticed quite a few changes. Impressed with the new entrance facility which incorporates ticket hall, toilets, café and shop. It's a lot more modern, open and user friendly. The high level walkway and observation platform by the Giraffes area is excellent. It gives a whole new perspective looking at the... More 

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Supporter-Services, Manager at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a positive review. Being a conservation Charity we appreciate your support very much, and hope that this review will encourage other visitors to support our vital work. Have you considered upgrading your tickets to Membership? We would love to welcome you, please feel free to contact us directly for further information. More 

United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As the title says. Great day out but could do with a bit of TLC in places. The sea lion area specifically. They are in the process of building a new elephant area. You can park where you like and look round and move your car around. We chose to park and walk round as the weather was nice and... More 

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Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Coordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. It looks like you enjoyed a great day out with your family. Here at ZSL we are always looking to improve our Zoo areas this includes our Butterfly house and new elephant barn. Hopefully you can come and look at the changes during the summer next year. More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely afternoon visit, a great variety of animals. The butterfly house is worth a visit. During autumn/winter take appropriate footwear as can be muddy in places. Only slight niggle we had was the zoo closed at 4pm we wanted to see the penguins and walked all the way over passing security and several keepers/staff and not one indicated that the... More 

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Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Coordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for submitting your beautiful photos of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo especially the photo of our cheeky lion sticking his tongue out. We are glad that you enjoyed your full day out but disappointed to hear that you did not reach our penguins. Our opening hours and closing times are advertised on our website, car entrance, car park and on... More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently took our Daughter and Granddaughter to Whipsnade for a day out. We had not visited the zoo since we took our Grandson several years ago. We all thoroughly enjoyed the day but felt it was over priced given that we visited in October before the half term holiday. We walked around the Zoo covering about 6 miles and... More 

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Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Coordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Roger, Thank you for taking the time to review ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. After the school half term we reduce our pricing at both London and Whipsnade due to the restricted opening hours, shows and bus service. This includes our car entry to £12.50. Before the October half term we offer a free bus service that runs twice an hour,... More 

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