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Get ready for animal adventures of epic proportions at the UK’s biggest zoo!
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is home to more than 2,500 animals - many of which are endangered – with specially-designed enclosures that are carefully created to imitate their natural environments.
Get closer than you imagined to the zoo’s most exciting animals with interactive and immersive habitats including Cheetah Rock, In with the Lemurs, Rhinos of Nepal and the “Chimpnasium”.
You might even encounter some species roaming freely around the grounds, like the Patagonian mara, Chinese water deer, wallabies and more!
Some of Whipsnade Zoo’s most exciting interactive exhibits include:
A truly unforgettable experience that gives you unique views of Whipsnade’s pride of African lions.
The chimps have a wonderful enclosure including an extensive indoor gymnasium so they can swing to their hearts' content!
A large rolling paddock with no barriers between you and the animals; home to Bactrian camels, yak, Pere David's deer and more.
You’ll be surrounded by hundreds of colourful butterflies from around the world. In one of the largest butterfly biomes of any UK zoo.
Children will have the time of their lives meeting a whole host of farmyard friends in this up-close adventure.
As the zoo is so large, visitors are allowed to bring their cars into the large drive-through area, ‘Passage through Asia’.
There is also a free Safari Bus around the zoo, which stops off at all the main exhibits.
Another fun way to see the animals is on The Jumbo Express, the steam trains which weave their way through the territories of some of the zoo’s most popular animals, like the elephants, rhinos and camels.
Dedicated to conserving threatened and extinct in the wild freshwater fish, you can now come face to face with the toothy Pinstripe Damba fish!
Experience Halloween storytime, casting spells, wrap the mummy and so much more!
Open all year round except Christmas Day
Whipsnade Zoo opens at 10am. Closing times vary throughout the year.
Whipsnade Zoo is located in Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 2LF
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Whipsnade Zoo is located on the Chiltern Hills, near Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 2LF
A direct bus service from Luton Railway station / Interchange to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (via Dunstable, West Street) will be available every day in the summer school holidays (Saturday 21 July – Sunday 2 September 2018). The fares for the subsidised service will be £2.50 return & £2.00 single. The 30-minute journey on the 200 bus route will drop you at the zoo at either 10.28am or 11.28am, and pick you up at 4.45pm or 5.45pm.