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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England

  • A woman feeding a giraffe at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
  • Two elephants at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
  • A sealion at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Attraction Information

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  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas icon Indoor and Soft Play Areas
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Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Set in 600 acres of beautiful scenery with over 3,300 unique animals and 205 different species, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is an adventure you’ll never forget.

As the UK’s largest zoo and one of the largest conservation parks in Europe there is so much opportunity to learn about animals and their habitats in the wild, whilst discovering brand new breeds you’ve never even heard of!

Let the elephants take your breath away as you watch them on their daily walk, or view the majestic rhino in their huge paddock. Watch the lions move together and understand why the male really is the king of the jungle, as he sit regally overseeing his pride and then attempt to spot the cheetahs, experiencing the thrill of real speed as they run!

Ride through wild animal territory on the Jumbo Express steam train; see the animals close up from your car, take a shuttle bus or simply walk around! The choice is yours. There are daily animals shows, talks and feeds and a variety of food and drink options, however with so much to see you won’t want to stop for long!

  • See over 3,300 unique animals and 205 different species
  • Ride the Jumbo Express steam train
  • Daily animal shows, talks and feeds


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

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's website
0844 225 1826

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00.


Adults: £20.00

Kids: £15.50

Under 3's: Free

Concessions: £18.25

Last Entry

Last entry is at 17:00.

More Information

Eating information

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo offers a variety of homemade plated dishes, soups, help yourself salad bar, sandwiches, cakes and pastries, hot and cold drinks in different areas of the park. We use as many local suppliers as possible to ensure the freshest and highest quality possible.


Disabled toilet and baby changing facilities are available.

Gift shop

Whipsnade sells a range of souvenirs and gifts in the gift shop along with a new Fairtrade range. Additionally we sell umbrellas, wellies and rain ponchos should the weather require it.

Baby food facilities

We do sell baby food at the Cafe on the Lake and will be happy to assist in warming both milk and food (please ask at the counter).


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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England


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