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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Lovely Teenage Tigers

Visited here especially to see the tiger cubs (quite big now). Whilst they were in the small... read more

Reviewed yesterday
St Albans, United Kingdom
A great day out

This is a wonderful place to spend the day. All the animals you could want to see, lovely staff... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mike S
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lookout lodge”(128 reviews)
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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 September 2014

WOW! I booked the Lookout Lodge experience for my boyfriend's 21st birthday. After reading nothing but positive reviews, I was very excited about the stay! The Lookout Lodge experience includes two day entrance to Whipsnade Zoo (with the choice of going to London Zoo the...More

62  Thank Georgia L
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 April 2010

We visited the zoo a couple of days ago, during Easter holidays 2010 with our 3 kids aged 11, 7 and 3. Luckily, we used Tesco clubcard vouchers to get in here, otherwise we would have been even more cheesed off! Everyone queuing to pay...More

23  Thank HampshireTiggywinkle
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited here especially to see the tiger cubs (quite big now). Whilst they were in the small enclosure to begin with they were in the main enclosure later in the day so worth hanging around. Good vantage points on the higher path to see them...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a wonderful place to spend the day. All the animals you could want to see, lovely staff, animals are clearly happy and comfortable, the cafes are clean and welcoming and the grounds well kept. Don't be put off by the autumn / winter...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 5 days ago

River Cottage and the escapades of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall remain one of my favourite cookery shows. An idyllic farmhouse opening its doors to the general public to demonstrate a style of farming, cooking and entertaining that is sustainable, self-sufficient and more wholesome than an Enid Blighton...More

Thank thekatiepix
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh dear - what a disappointment in many respects. Extremely expensive to get in, taking the car is extra and definitely required as it is a huge site with great distances between everything. The African Hunting Dog viewing platform was good but the one round...More

Thank HoneyD337
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to a number of Zoo’s both in this country and abroad I found this one to be the most confusing and spaced out. It was a cross between a Zoo and a safari park but because the signage was so poor it was...More

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to visit Whipsnade Zoo a lot as a child (we were omembers), so I decided to return for a special treat with my wife. It was just as good as I remembered! We didn't get off to the best start, as we couldn't...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily found ZSL Whipsnade from the road signs with enough parking. We decided to leave the car outside and walk around, although people can pay £25 to take the car into the zoo. Hardly any queues at the entrance with friendly staff welcoming us to...More

Thank Lotsstill2see
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Whipsnade, the first being around 8 years ago. The zoo is huge as many have said. In many ways, it's too big as it's a trek to do on foot, driving a car in is expensive and the bus...More

1  Thank newlueh_la
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a day out last time we walked round this time we took the car in was great to drive to the car parks get out look at the animals then drive to next one, being off season it was pretty empty but...More

Thank lucilou123Portsmouth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the attraction that all the family will enjoy! There really is something for everyone, An extensive collection of wildlife, a stunning area to wander around, views over Aylesbury Vale, cafes, restaurants and picnic sites, and the options of driving round the park or...More

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27 October 2018|
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Response from WinnieC107030 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a small building just outside where the lookout lodges are where you can shower. It’s a little cold but it does the job.
13 October 2018|
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Response from 603ross | Reviewed this property |
You don’t need parking tickets if you take your car in the zoo It’s like a stop and go all around the site with plenty of places to stop view the attraction and the dive into the next one
Arif R
5 September 2018|
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Response from Natalie N | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but if member get 10 % discount in restaurants and gift shop