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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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

I cannot praise this zoo enough. We had a brilliant day out here. You can bring your car in to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
SummerandJohn
via mobile
Not impressed .

Didnt really enjoy our visit , Not enough animals , shortage of toilet facilities , catering... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MatthewVH
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“whipsnade zoo” (270 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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 2 days ago via mobile

I cannot praise this zoo enough. We had a brilliant day out here. You can bring your car in to drive around the zoo areas as it is very large! They have a little safari type section you can drive through and get a great...More

Thank SummerandJohn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didnt really enjoy our visit , Not enough animals , shortage of toilet facilities , catering facilities poor and very overpriced , and thought it fairly expensive ..The only plus side was the free car parking , been to far better zoo,sMore

Thank MatthewVH
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for your review of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. We are sad to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo this January. Prices are reduced in the winter period to accommodate the earlier closure times, reduced facilities and colder...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After coming twice in as many months I decided to get a membership. My family love Whipsnade zoo and no matter how many times we come we always see something different. It’s so interesting to see the animals at different times of the year and...More

Thank Sammy-stardust
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon! Thanks for joining the ZSL herd. We can see that you love Whipsnade Zoo as much as we do. We are delighted to hear that you find that our animals happy in their spacious enclosures around the site. As they have large enclosures...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just taken out membership which is a cost effective option if you wish to visit frequently. To see the whole zoo in one visit is not really an option so we intend frequent visits to see the animals being fed and to hear...More

Thank Pengor
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for joining the ZSL pride as members and for reviewing your visit to ZSL WHipsnade Zoo. By having membership you can have unlimited visits to both ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and London Zoo. This means that you can visit an individual on each...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We are ZSL Fellows and take advantage of our membership to visit at least twice a month and are constantly amazed by the hard work that is always going on to improve the many aspects of the zoo, from the welfare of the animals through...More

Thank Alan P
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

hank you for your fantastic 5* review of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. We can see from your review that you have made good use of your fellowship. Our team are delighted to hear your positive feedback regarding the River Cottage Resturant. It is good to see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I are keen zoo visitors, and whilst we enjoyed our day at Whipsnade, it is not the best we have visited. We possibly picked the wrong time to go - we visited on a cold, wet day in Jan and some parts...More

Thank Tim D
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for visiting during this cold, wet and windy January. ZSL is the largest Zoo in the UK and home to over 2,000 animals. Sometimes, due to the large enclosures and naturalistic behaviours, animals can be harder to spot. So always pop back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to zoos all over the world but this is by far the worst. Despite paying about £20 per head, we also had to pay £12 to take our car inside as it was raining, and when the rain did stop for a bit we...More

Thank JohnCY
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. We are sorry to hear that you felt disappointed by your visit late last year. Please be assured that ZSL regularly checks pricing against local competitors for admission and food, in order to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entrance prices vary during the year and can seem a little steep, but there is a lot to see and do here. I prefer to take the car in due to mobility issues, and that attracts a further charge, but there a good range of...More

Thank man_in_black77
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your 5* review of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and for continuing to support ZSL's vital conservation projects around the world with your membership. Throughout the year our talks change regularly so please pop and see some of our new talks. There are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After recovery from the shock of being asked to pay £17 entrance for our 5 year old grandson our visit continued to fail to meet our expectations. It was a very cold day and no one informed us that one the cafes was closed for...More

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Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon, Thank you for your recent review of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. We are disappointed to hear that you felt your visit did not meet your expectations. There have been some recent changes to our catering facilities at the Zoo. Information on this can be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lovely place nice atmosphere big open space good for picnics if bored there is a play arena for kids can drive in on car good beverages everything for a good dayMore

Thank Winston M
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your big 5* review of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Its a pleasure to hear that Whipsnade Zoo has all the right parts to make a good day out for the family including a nice atmosphere, open space, play areas for the children...More

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sophiierose
17 November 2017|
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Response from Supporter-Services | Property representative |
Hello, Apologies for the late response. The bird and sea lion show and train stop in the winter months and will start again in Easter. Our Jumbo Express will start again in February half term everyday and then weekends... More
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Dee B
24 October 2017|
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Response from Supporter-Services | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for considering coming to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Blue badge holders can either bring a free career or a free car into the zoo. Show your blue badge when you arrive at the car gate and our teams can assist.
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Lauren M
17 September 2017|
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Hello, ZSL is the largest Zoo in the UK which means there can be a lot of walking throughout the park. Many people opt to not bring the car in instead using our free bus and our train (small fee applies).
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