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Address: Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2LF, England
Phone Number:
443442251826
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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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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Lots of fun

This zoo is linked with London Zoo. Whipsnade is great if you like to stroll around taking your time to look at the animals. If your not keen on walking you can take your car in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A very expensive mistake. We took our little girl to Whipsnade Zoo for her 2nd birthday. We only got as far as the Asian area before giving up and going home. The signposts are really bad, it took us ages to find the elephants, walked across a very muddy "path" only to find that the footpath was closed and we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This zoo is linked with London Zoo. Whipsnade is great if you like to stroll around taking your time to look at the animals. If your not keen on walking you can take your car in. There is also a bus that goes around the park which is free. The restaurant is really good and the pricing is good. If... More 

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Thank Judy H
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I grew up not far from Whipsnade Zoo and after I left home my parent bought a house with land next to Zoo land, it was great seeing the animals in the next fields. Its a place very worth while visiting for young a older alike, its been a long time but well worth a visit

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Thank oldfellaArnie
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The three generations had a great time, we missed some of the shows due to bad planning, (get in early so you have time to view all the days events). The food was a bit pricy, but the cafe was clean and tidy. We took the bus once and used a car a second time, but as this was at... More 

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Thank Terry C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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Thank 367Dan
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. During your visit we think you experienced the full British weather spectrum. We are glad to hear that despite this your day was not dampened. There are many new changes coming to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo this year, including the opening of our Elephant Barn and Hunting Dog enclosure.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Tracy, Thank you for coming to visit ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in the winter and for leaving a review of your experience. Here at ZSL we understand that there are a few closures here over the winter, including our train and lookout café. As such we display this information on our ZSL website to provide guests with as much information... More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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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 12 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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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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Thank Tickledtrout23
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 

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