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Address: Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2LF, England
Phone Number:
443442251826
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Perfect day out!

We experienced snow, rain and sunshine in this huge park, but it was still joyful time. The best zoo so far where we 've ever been. More of tropical animals were indoors and try... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
367Dan
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We experienced snow, rain and sunshine in this huge park, but it was still joyful time. The best zoo so far where we 've ever been. More of tropical animals were indoors and try to be hiding from cold. Definitely we are going back again in the summer time.

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Australia
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18 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very disappointing compared to other zoos I've visited .. the train wasn't going on the day we were there , the map didn't seem to be very clear with a lots of exhibits not even on the map !!

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Thank Tracy M
Paignton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was absolutely tipping down when we visited the zoo. Most of the animals were inside out of the cold and wet so we didn't really see to much. A shame as we were looking forward to the day. The zoo itself is fantastic so no complaints there, just a dismal day weather wise that spoilt it!! Will re-visit in... More 

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Thank iBosh1981
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this review

Hello, It good to hear that the typical British weather did not dampen your spirits whilst visiting ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. We always advise visiting our enclosures or internal animal areas later in the day or our animals internal areas to see if they have headed inside. Pop back during the summer for some exciting new changes including our elephant barn... More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love visiting Whipsnade Zoo it has so many things to enjoy. The animals are kept in good enclosures, the keepers and volunteers are wonderful and friendly. The talks about the animal are very informative. There is also a play area for children to enjoy. The food and drink is very good as well.

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Thank laurasavill
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Laura, Many thanks for your 5* review. We are pleased to hear about your fantastic day here with us. We hope you come back and visit again soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great zoo with a great driven safari. Some great up close encounters especially with the rhinos. The animals look happy and have huge enclosures. The petting zoo was a great touch too. Highly recommended!

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Thank Stephen G
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Stephen, Thank you for your 5* review. We are glad that you enjoyed our drive through Safari and the petting Zoo. More 

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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited many zoos around the world and this ranks in the top 3! On my last visit i got to within 25cm of the largest lion in the zoo, Wow! i was truelly astonished at it enormity ;-) Always something going on Im a season member so often drop in for a couple of hours. but you need all day... More 

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

Hello, What a fantastic review! Thank you for placing ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in your top 3. There are a lot of new changes coming to ZSL London and Whipsnade zoo over the forthcoming months so please pop back using your membership to visit us. Also our regular bus service is running at weekends only until February half term. This will... More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love whipsnade zoo and have become members here for 2016/2017. No matter what time of year it is, it never seems to be too busy or overcrowded due to the size of the zoo. There are hippos, zebra, giraffes, lions, deer ostrich, sea lions, cheetah, tigers, bears, chimps, wolves, elephants, wolverines, penguins and white and black rhino here. The... More 

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Thank Lynsey R
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Lynsey, Thank you for joining the ZSL pride and becoming members. As members you can come back and visit us as many times as you would like. As we are based over 620 acres our animals have spacious enclosures where they can roam. There are many exciting changes coming here to Whipsnade Zoo so please make sure you pop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This trip was a surprise birthday present , and what a lovely time I had . I was lucky enough to be a zoo keeper for the day!!! A fantastic experience helping to look after the animals. Elephants, Rhinos, Lynx Cats and Hippos to name a few . I was given breakfast and lunch both of which were delicious and... More 

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

Hi Claire, We are thankful that you chose to spend your birthday here with us at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo as our keeper for the day. It sounds like you had a very full day with our residences here. Thank you for recommending the experience and for supporting ZSL. Please come and visit again soon! More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this zoo for seeing some beautiful animals in a relaxed setting. However lunchtime for humans was so disappointing as cafe was a mess and some food such as roast beef looked totally dry and overcooked. Then had to literally step over debris left by other guests to reach a dirty table to eat off. Dirty and disgusting - thankfully... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to feedback to us regarding your visit. We are disappointed to hear about your experience during your lunch at ZSL Whipsnade WildBite Cafe. It has been exceptionally busy over the Christmas period which means it has taken slightly longer than anticipated to clear our tables. We apologise for the experience and have fed... More 

Yeovil, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the zoo about 11.30am. We parked in the car park as this was free and didn't want to pay extra to take the car in. It in loves a lot of walking which we were ok about. We arrived at the lemur enclosure at 15.05 to find a sign that said it was only open between 14.00... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for visiting and reviewing ZSL Whipsnade Zoo during the Christmas period. We are glad to hear that you had a brilliant day out. We apologise that you were unaware about the closure into our lemur walkthrough. In colder weather conditions our lemurs are not too keen on using the outdoor space. We encourage them to pop out... More 

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