Whipsnade Zoo

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zoo / aquarium

Recommended for children from the following age groups:
  • 0-3
  • 3-7
  • 7-12
  • 12-16

Whipsnade Zoo, also known by its former name Whipsnade Wild Animal Park is one of two zoos owned by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).

Currently Whipsnade Zoo is home to about three thousand animals of different species, many of which are endangered. The first of its inhabitants arrived here in 1928, among the animals we will find: chimpanzees, giraffes, tigers, Asian elephants, wolverines, lemurs, red pandas, exotic birds and much, much more.

The Zoo can be visited in several ways: moving on foot , visiting from the deck of a local minibus, or your own car, if you decide to arrange a safari yourself.

Among the attractions for children you will find an indoor playground called Hullabazoo, a pet farm and a park train going through areas inhabited by animals so you'll feel a little bit like in a safari park.

In the park there are several restaurants that use high-quality products from local farmers, so that the dishes are tasty and healthy.

Generally speaking, the area is very large, the animals in good shape and for the tour itself you should book half of the day. A place definitely worth recommending.

Whipsnade Zoo

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Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 2LF, Great Britain

Opening days and hours:

open from October 27 to February 15 from 10:00-16:00, from 10:00-17:30 in the remaining months, last admission an hour before closing

Tickets adults:
In the summer, £ 21, in the winter season £ 18.50
Tickets children:
children aged 3-15 years old in the summer £ 16, in the winter season £ 15

family tickets and zoo vouchers available

Additional information:

- Children up to 3 years free admission

- Seniors and students £ 19.50

- Family ticket (2+2) £ 62.10,

- Family ticket (1+3) £ 62.10

- Children under 16 enter the zoo only under adult supervision

- In the nearby car park, during the summer season there is a charge of £ 4; off-season parking is free

- Entering and exploring the zoo by car 20 GBP

- Most of the park is accessible for people with disabilities

- Wheelchairs can be rented, for a fee of GBP 25


+44 1582 872171



Updated on

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

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