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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:30
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Would definitely come again..!!

It's a big zoo so it is a good idea to pay to take your car in to move around. some lovely... read more

Reviewed yesterday
London, United Kingdom
A great day out.

We went to Whipsnade Zoo last Friday as we stayed at Centre Parc all week. Me and my wife took our... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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...more
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Whipsnade | Bison Hill, Dunstable LU6 2LF, England
+44 344 225 1826
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Reviewed yesterday

It's a big zoo so it is a good idea to pay to take your car in to move around. some lovely animals, all have plenty of room, all plainly happy and clearly enjoying being alive. The need for good Zoo's is obvious, so many...More

Thank lmk1932017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to Whipsnade Zoo last Friday as we stayed at Centre Parc all week. Me and my wife took our 1 and a half old daughter around in here pushchair. We bought the tickets online as saved 10% and showed my email to enter....More

Thank mistaJake
Reviewed 4 days ago

We did enjoy the animals at the zoo but given the cost of a day out here you do expect a certain level of customer service, which was sadly lacking at the Basecamp cafe near the train station. It was a hot day, there are...More

Thank KAW687
Reviewed 5 days ago

A thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile experience! The course was taken by professional photographer, Dave Stephenson, and comprised a one-hour tutorial before venturing off into the zoo to take photos - oh, and with half an hour's lunch break! Before attending the course, I had only...More

Thank j0sie050
Reviewed 5 days ago

Took my kids here over 20 years ago and it was wonderful. Returned with my daughter after all these years and it was just as wonderful still. The animals are well looked after. The staff are very happy and informative. The facilities are good and...More

Thank Fitz4
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I took my 4 kids there yesterday for my sons first birthday. And it really was a lovely day. We booked online the day before so we saved a decent amount of money. We were lucky enough that the weather was nice too. The animals...More

Thank Chantellemariexx
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit here for 25 years!! Firstly what I saw a the negatives.... Expensive to enter... especially if you want to take the car in .... when they guy sold us the tickets he said it included a charity donation, he did not ask...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having pre-booked we decided to brave the elements despite the awful weather forecast. In hindsight we should have just lost the money. Rain lashed it down all day and we got completely soaked. Not the fault of Whipsnade but not many places to shelter and...More

1  Thank StevieH110
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited a few weeks ago with my niece for her 6th birthday. On a whole, we thought the value for money throughout the day was terrible. The cost of the tickets wasn’t too bad but we hardly saw any animals. Dogs, lions, tigers were...More

1  Thank JamesJ1758
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic Zoo very clean. We go quite a lot as we have family passes. The restaurant could be better I don't like the new way of ordering the food on the pads on tables. Need more waiting staff. Bit over priced. Love that they don't...More

1  Thank tina22marshall
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Arif R
5 September 2018|
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Response from johnnykipps | Reviewed this property |
I think a little cheaper
Ashley D
28 July 2018|
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Response from YveJoe | Reviewed this property |
So sorry just seen this I would not know how bust it gets in the school holidays, however it is such a huge space, you could honestly get lost in there. I highly recommend it Kind regards Yve
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