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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2LF, England
+44 344 225 1826
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Brilliant

Well worth the visit. Can easily spend all day here. Accepts Tesco club card vouchers. Allows you... read more

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Jim187789
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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overnight stay

absolutely a must do. the lodges are comfortable and bijou. The staff have an AMAZING knowledge of... read more

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Jakklass
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The UK's largest Zoo set in 600 acres of panoramic scenery, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is packed full of wonder and amazement, with over 3,500 animals to meet and thousands more surprising and fascinating facts just waiting to be discovered. Find yourself face to face with the world’s tallest mammals at Giraffe Heights, and get unforgettable views of African lions in their natural habitat at the Lions of The Serengeti. See our stunning animals at your leisure by taking a seat on the Jumbo Express, then walk amongst some of the world’s most vividly beautiful butterflies in our Butterfly House. Don’t forget to let your little monkeys run wild in the Hullabazoo farm and play area. This is a place where fun days help us fund raise. Where your visit will help support our conservation work in over 50 countries around the world. Where really great days out can make a really positive difference to the wildlife we work to protect. Enjoy a really great day out that makes a real difference.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2LF, England
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+44 344 225 1826
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth the visit. Can easily spend all day here. Accepts Tesco club card vouchers. Allows you to bring in your own picnic. Plenty of free parking on site

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

absolutely a must do. the lodges are comfortable and bijou. The staff have an AMAZING knowledge of all the animals, the tours are amazing as is the 3 course evening meal and the buffet breakfast.

Thank Jakklass
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been to this zoo like 3 times, and has always been amazing visit, my 3year old loves it there. He even learned all the animals name because of these visits and the way it's arranged there. Staff is helpull aswell. If asked something they have...More

Thank Danish C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We live locally to Whipsnade so when our daughter was young we came here a lot! Today is her 22nd birthday and we came back for nostalgic reasons and for her to feed the giraffe - her favourite animal! It was a great experience and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Whipsnade is laid out by Continent with Asia and Africa well represented and Europe perhaps a little sparse. The highlight of our visit was undoubtedly seeing the tigress with her 1-month old cubs, picking them up by the scruff of the neck to take them...More

Thank neil_hun
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My son is obsessed with animals so we have visited numerous zoos all over the UK. Whipsnade Zoo is up there with all of them. We will definitely go again, plenty of room and the queues were minimal. Parking was good and most importantly visibility...More

Thank Andy F
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On a whole it’s a lovely place to spend the day! The animal enclosures are created so that you can stand really close to them and see them clearly which is always great when the reason you’re there is to see the animals. The signs...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We planned a 3 day trip with family, taking in whipsnade on day 2. I loved that you can drive round and park close to different enclosures. The weather was awful, so this worked well, as we hid in the car during downpours. Staff are...More

Thank GPopIrl
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Came here with my daughter (1) and two sons (4 & 9). They loved it! Lots of walking around though so be prepared to make lots of little stops! The only annoying thing is the cars do not stick to the speed limit! Parking is...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very enjoyable day out. Lots of animals to see and a large area for walking. Plenty to see to fill a whole day there.

Thank Tracy B
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Ashley D
July 28, 2018|
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Response from Jennyjb63 | Reviewed this property |
The biggest crowds tend to gather around enclosures when the attractions are on. The times for these are listed in the programme/map you get as you enter the zoo, This will allow you to plan your route avoiding these areas... More
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Kayleigh T
June 24, 2018|
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Response from kp5417 | Reviewed this property |
I’m sure it will be fine. As long as you don’t let your child lean out of the train or do anything that could be dangerous than 👍🏽 Because if anything happens the zoo will probably say that it is your responsibility and... More
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Daisymoo86
June 18, 2018|
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Response from Winnie C | Reviewed this property |
When I did the elephant experience in the last few months I definitely didn’t expect to see them without some sort of barrier but to be closer than usual. I had the most amazing experience and enjoyed every minute, would... More
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