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Address: Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2LF, England
Phone Number: 443442251826
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Great BIG Zoo

My kids thoroughly enjoyed all the talks. It was great to have guides at the other enclosures too especially the Giraffes and Butterfly's. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place for familiy day out, lots of walking. Zoo with many animals, unfortunately their leaving conditions were very poor, needing cleaning and refurb.

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Thank nawrockas
Leicester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can't rate the zoo as we didn't go in. They wanted almost £26 each for two of us and £25 for the car. My husband drove away!

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1 Thank Carole H
Supporter-Services, Manager at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Carole, I'm sorry you were disappointed and decided not to visit. We are a conservation charity with over 600 acres of beautiful parkland. We have over 200 species of wild animal to see and we always make sure our entrance prices are competitive compared to other similar attractions. We hope you may consider visiting us in the future we... More 

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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My kids thoroughly enjoyed all the talks. It was great to have guides at the other enclosures too especially the Giraffes and Butterfly's. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The only improvement i would suggest is better signage to where enclosures are and where around those enclosures the talks are being held, with suggested fastest routes to the next talk. Plenty... More 

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

Thank you for such a positive review. We hope to welcome you and your family back soon. More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are members. Have been for three years. We just paid for our three year old and.... The whole process is hard work. We went to London zoo a couple of months ago and honestly declared our daughter had turned 3 only two weeks before. I know a lot of parents probably don't own up to their kids ages as... More 

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Thank Jevans1974
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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76 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really enjoy every trip to this zoo, having been here in rain and sunshine. It feels like the keepers have made a real effort to provide the animals with top environments, whilst giving visitors great views and access. There are cafes as well as picnic spots and more than a days worth of animals to see. Its not cheap... More 

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Thank caspernfg
Luton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another year. another family birthday outing to the zoo. We've now had to start going out of school hours as the kids are older so the business was a new experience. The zoo was as clean and organised as we've come to expect. This year we also chose to take the car around - an extra £25 but it made... More 

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Thank Lynne B
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have to save for whipsnade zoo it must be one of the best zoos that i have been to. Its a large size with a variety of animals through the zsl london zoo has more opportunity to meet and greet smaller animals. Whipsnade have a good selection. It does take a while to get around and i spend around... More 

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Thank Krusha P
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always enjoy our days here and will always return. Great to see it at weekends when it is busy, we normally visit during the week when it's quieter. Only downside is that the wild bite restaurant which is outdated at best can't cope with the volume of customers. London site is so much better in the facilities (restaurants cafeterias) so... More 

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Thank 64blackbird
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love this zoo. It is massive so the animals all had plenty of room and seemed happy and healthy. Took the car round as hubby can't walk far..... really glad we did as it meant we could go round several times and saw much more than if we'd just walked round once (and I genuinely believe you could only walk... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited Whipsnade for their Elephantastic weekend, with lots of opportunities to get close up to the 10 wonderful elephants they have here. Also wandered around the other exhibits, lots of interesting talks about the animals. You can walk, there is a free shuttle bus around the zoo, but I took my car in which was nice. Particularly like the picnic... More 

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