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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
Whipsnade Zoo Entry Ticket
From $32.40*
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  • Average9%
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Whipsnade | Bison Hill, Dunstable LU6 2LF, England
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+44 344 225 1826
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having this wonderful zoo on my doorstep is a regular go to. The Layout allows for large enclosures for the animals and great views for visitors. The chimpanzee and sea lion/seal talks are a must see. One negative: there is a lot of talk of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank howiepumpkin
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am not a lover of zoos as i find it very sad seeing animals in small cages but this place is the complete opposite. In fact, you may find it tricky to find some of the animals as the spaces are so big. Each...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Samuel098
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Couldn't believe how big the grounds were when we first arrived! Very spacious for the animals so prepare for a lot of walking! A large variety of animals too which was lovely to see - restaurant prices weren't too expensive either and food was quite...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank emmaday16
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to the zoo for the day with my young family, was very busy as the sun was out. A lot of the big attraction animals like tigers, lions, cheaters could only be seen from a fair distance, was not able to view at a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Aky47
Reviewed 4 days ago

This Zoo is large and well spread out and if you want to attend each talk and see all the animals it is imposable to do in a day.Having said that I really enjoyed what I did see as they have all types of animals...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank foghornred
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was our trip to Whipsnade Zoo on Good Friday. Good location and easy to get to with google maps. Be aware there is a free car park opposite the zoo for all. But if you need disabled access parking it will cost you £25.00...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank sneekydemon
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed this zoo far more than London. The space is open and is spread out. The animal enclosures looked like a nice place for them to be! We took a picnic and enjoyed the most beautiful view over the countryside! Lots of queues for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Cardigankate
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited with family if mixed ages from 2 to 72, very spaced out and the animals have space to move freely,and they seem very comfortable in their surroundings, wallaby’s roam around freely which is really nice to see, conservation is of upmost importance which of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank lisakF331SJ
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Massive area to cover so we took the car in .. 2 seniors 2 kids and 1 under 3 year old .. disappointing to see a substantial price hike in the school holidays so we ended up £150 lighter before we go inside. Too much...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank cphoughton
Reviewed 1 week ago

I first visited here in the 1970’s as a small child and have been with my children and now my grandchild. The enclosures have got bigger and better, we saw all of the big animals, unfortunately not the parrots which my 3 yr old grandson...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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ben p
April 16, 2019|
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Response from rabbithat362 | Reviewed this property |
I’ve never found it to be over busy (except one time when TreeFu Tom was there!) The carpark is large, over spills to a field. Naturally the earlier you get there the close you park to the entrance. The zoo itself is big... More
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Penny E
February 10, 2019|
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Response from lucilou123Portsmouth | Reviewed this property |
Look on there website we just visited the zoo
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Jojobm
October 27, 2018|
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Response from WinnieC107030 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a small building just outside where the lookout lodges are where you can shower. It’s a little cold but it does the job.
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