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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2LF, England
+44 344 225 1826
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A brilliant zoo

This is the second year running that we have visited with our two young children. The place is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ross F
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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I like how open whipsnade is, the animals have so much freedom

We took our 2year old grandson there, he was fascinated particularly the large cats and monkeys, he... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sue K
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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The UK's largest Zoo set in 600 acres of panoramic scenery, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is packed full of wonder and amazement, with over 3,500 animals to meet and thousands more surprising and fascinating facts just waiting to be discovered. Find yourself face to face with the world’s tallest mammals at Giraffe Heights, and get unforgettable views of African lions in their natural habitat at the Lions of The Serengeti. See our stunning animals at your leisure by taking a seat on the Jumbo Express, then walk amongst some of the world’s most vividly beautiful butterflies in our Butterfly House. Don’t forget to let your little monkeys run wild in the Hullabazoo farm and play area. This is a place where fun days help us fund raise. Where your visit will help support our conservation work in over 50 countries around the world. Where really great days out can make a really positive difference to the wildlife we work to protect. Enjoy a really great day out that makes a real difference.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“butterfly house” (194 reviews)
“whipsnade zoo” (282 reviews)
“lookout lodge” (124 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2LF, England
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+44 344 225 1826
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the second year running that we have visited with our two young children. The place is spotless, well sign posted, well staffed and very user friendly. The bird show is a must, and if you have a 3 year old train enthusiast like...More

Thank Ross F
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Reviewed yesterday

We took our 2year old grandson there, he was fascinated particularly the large cats and monkeys, he also liked the giraffes. We sat down in the cafe later for a drink and snack, and to rest our legs, there is so much to see, you...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hi visited yesterday with my husband and my toddler daughter. The facilities were good but have to say it very sneaky the way the conservation fees are taken on sales desk. The price without this is advertised in very small writing on the main sales...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I live locally and get to the zoo whenever U can. I have been a member for years and very proud that our zoo is world famous and contributes greatly to continued breeding programmes.

Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The over night stay was great the cabin was cosy and comfortable we both slept very well. The tour was really good and the guides Emily, Hannah and Ellie were great they were knowledgeable and friendly. Meeting and feeding the animals was also great you...More

Thank Emma W
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We very nearly didn’t go in; had it not been for the excitement of our 7 and 4 year old the outrageous entry price would have made me turn away. £125 to take your car in is an outrageous price to pay especially when you...More

Thank MB01621
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a lovely day out when we visited recently. The weather was glorious and the animals were enjoying the sunshine.. We liked the fact that ZSL 'rangers' were situated around the park who would engage with visitors and explain points of interest about the...More

Thank Unox85
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Whipsnade is a large zoo who work hard with Conservation. It is a bit pricey but worth the money. It isn’t really disabled friendly - paths very uneven for wheelchairs and lots of walking for those with mobility issues. We took our car in -...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were really lucky to have such beautiful weather to visit. The zoo was quiet due to it being term time which was really nice. We were also really lucky that the animals were active and out and about! The zoo is clean and tidy...More

Thank Rachel E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Whipsnade Zoo with my 8 year old grand-daughter and 'dined' at River Cottage. my meal of pork loin was totally inedible and the waiter agreed with me, blaming their suppliers. He offered a full refund, which saved me from having to refuse payment. This...More

Thank Eddie D
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Kayleigh T
24 June 2018|
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Response from kp5417 | Reviewed this property |
I’m sure it will be fine. As long as you don’t let your child lean out of the train or do anything that could be dangerous than 👍🏽 Because if anything happens the zoo will probably say that it is your responsibility and... More
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18 June 2018|
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Response from Winnie C | Reviewed this property |
When I did the elephant experience in the last few months I definitely didn’t expect to see them without some sort of barrier but to be closer than usual. I had the most amazing experience and enjoyed every minute, would... More
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Lorraine W
1 June 2018|
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Yes, but best to hang onto your original ticket.
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