ZSL Whipsnade Zoo | Day Out With The Kids

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England

Attraction Information

  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks icon Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is the largest in the UK with 3,800 unique creatures and 600 acres of stunning scenery. Spend a day discovering new breeds you’ve never even heard of before!

Who to visit first? Travel through wild animal territory on the Jumbo Express Steam Train, marvel as the cheetahs speed past and greet the rhinos in their paddock. Then get an up-close introduction with the world’s tallest mammal - the giraffe - on a specially built viewing platform. And don’t miss out on ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s special aquarium dedicated to the most fascinating and endangered freshwater fish – some of which are already extinct in the wild! 

Enjoy daily animal shows and talks so your little explorers can learn all about the locals and their habitats. They can even take a seat at the table during a Lemur Breakfast! If not cereal and toast, what do these ring tailed lovelies eat first thing? Find out with an early morning visit.

  • Largest zoo in the UK with 205 different species
  • Travel through animal territory on a Jumbo Express Steam Train
  • Daily animal shows


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Chiltern Hills AONB, Whipsnade, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2LF, England


Click here to visit ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's website
0344 225 1826

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

25th March - 2nd September 2018
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

3rd September - 19th October 2018
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:30

20th - 27th October 2018
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

28th October - 15th February 2019
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


General Admission
Adults from £21.60
Kids from £14.04
Concessions from £19.44

Prices vary by date, please check with the attraction for details.

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

More Information

Pets allowed

No dogs allowed

Guest suitability

Access to the Owl Wood may cause wheelchair users some difficulty, as it is covered by bark chippings in order to subdue the noise. 

Parking facilities

ZSL Car Park
Non Member: £25.00
ZSL Member: £12.50