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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2LF, England
+44 344 225 1826
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A lovely visit

Whilst on our week off we decided to visit the zoo and it was as fab as I remembered. So many... read more

Reviewed yesterday
melorno
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Wonderful day oit

What a great zoo! Plenty of space for all the animals in large naturalistic enclosures. They seem... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mslucyhoneychurch
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Stratfield Mortimer, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average8%
  • 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

Whilst on our week off we decided to visit the zoo and it was as fab as I remembered. So many lovely creatures to see and I fell in love with this lil one......

Thank melorno
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a great zoo! Plenty of space for all the animals in large naturalistic enclosures. They seem to really follow through their conservation aims by supporting programs all around the world to protect and breed threatened species. Also follow through in the zoo itself with...More

Thank mslucyhoneychurch
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Reviewed 3 days ago

An excellent Zoo with loads of space for the animals to live safe and happy....recommended Only downside is the catering....poor and very slow service (the staff need lessons in customer service) and very limited menu...suggest you take a picnic

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing place. So many animals to see and so much to do. Plenty of places to eat and relax. Only issue would be that the place is very large and although its possible, it's hard to see everything in one day.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited again today after two years and was just as dissapointed as before with the state of the maintenance around the zoo. Looks in need of some serious upgrade work as even the paintwork is worn and out of salts. Cages still covered in mildew,...More

1  Thank Ivor D
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great day on this visit. Plenty of fun things to do for the kids. The shows they were doing were on time and good. The train ride is good for young and old (you can't beat the steam train). We viewed all...More

Thank Ken N
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a fabulous afternoon AT ZSL Whipsnade with my wife, 11yo and 8yo. Arrived at 2 and left at closing time (6pm) and has a great time. The Jumbo Express was a highlight, seeing the Asian Rhino and Elephants up close. Even got a friendly...More

Thank Steven B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We attended the 2018 special needs day this year, two families, with two children with additional needs. We had such a good day, even though we didn’t really attend the bits for special needs. Everything was clean, tidy and well organised. A full on day...More

Thank Smudge612
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to the zoo on Fathers day with son, daughter, daughter in law and grandson. Cost to get in was ok but the zoo looked in need of investment, the zoo just seemed more geared up for walking and eating rather than looking at animals....More

1  Thank Steve C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a lovely day. We visited here for the special needs day. The extra activities, arts and crafts, gardening and singing hands were all really lovely and an added edition to our day. I loved that the kids could sit on the floor at the...More

Thank Josham121
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Daisymoo86
June 18, 2018|
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Response from sammyshai | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer as I have never done but they used bring the elephants out and so a shoe but they have stoped doing this we was very disappointed when we last went .
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Lorraine W
June 1, 2018|
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Response from Hamish42 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but best to hang onto your original ticket.
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Chopper833
May 26, 2018|
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Response from CTP1984 | Reviewed this property |
Most Red Pandas ive seen have long tails but i did read something about male and female differences so perhaps your daughter picked up on that? Sorry i cant be of anymore help
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