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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2LF, England
+44 344 225 1826
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Great day out

Great day out for all the family, 6 adults and 4 children. Lots to see and do. We took a car in but... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cyprusrabbit
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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Great zoo especially for elephants and big cats

This is a great place to visit with children. The animals are in large enclosures with space to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Matthew S
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West Byfleet, 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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  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“whipsnade zoo” (254 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:30
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

Great day out for all the family, 6 adults and 4 children. Lots to see and do. We took a car in but wasn't worth the money. Shop was reasonably priced, which makes a change for a place like this. Too much to see and...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great place to visit with children. The animals are in large enclosures with space to roam around and the setting is beautiful. The elephants are great and the lion enclosure lets you get very close to z pride of lionesses. It is...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are so lucky to have this zoo just a short drive away. Amazing day out with healthy well cared for animals. Play area for kids and a stream train.More

Thank Katkuta
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for coming to visit. We are glad that you love ZSL Whipsnade as much as we do. Our animal teams love to hear when guests can see how happy and healthy our animals are. So thank you for your lovely feedback. We hope...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

- Great for a family day out - Great sites - Loved the safari bus and train ride - Very overpriced, especially for food - A very more one time visitMore

Thank 730xpa
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good Morning, Thank you for your email and review of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. We are glad you found ZSL to be a great site and suitable for a family. Our catering facilities are regularly checking their prices to ensure that they are competitively in line...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Disappointed ..we took our disabled mother and found it very difficult to get around . Unfortunately many places we couldn't get the wheelchair into ..the goat pen was impossible to to access as the gate for chairs was pad locked . Very disappointed as spoilt...More

Thank Nigel T
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, Thank you for your review of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. We are disappointed to hear that you were disappointed by your visit. Here at ZSL we try to provide our guests with as much accessibility as possible this includes our new carpark in the elephants...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is a great family day out. I would highly recommend taking your vehicle into the Zoo as it makes getting around much easier, especially when you have little ones! The site is much larger than we expected as some of the animal...More

1  Thank Adam C
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, Thank you for spending a full day with us here at ZSL. It looks like you had a very busy day. Hopefully the smell didn't put you off seeing Hodor our baby hippo! Please come again.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My 4th year visiting Whipsnade zoo for its elephantastic weekend. As previous years another fantastic visit to see my beautiful elephants. Keepers always polite and approachable to answer any questions. Lots of elephant activities including my favourite the elephant meet and greet. Looking forward to...More

Thank Samantha M
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good Afternoon, We can see that you love our Ele's as much as we do at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Thank you for coming to support us for the last 4 years. We hope you meet either Lucha, Donna or Keeley. Please come back again.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came here for a day trip and had a fantastic day. Went to many talks and learnt a lot for the keepers who were full of knowledge. The animals all looked well cared for and content. Even though it was chilly and quite windy the...More

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

Hello, We hope you were not too chilly after your windy visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Our team are pleased to hear that you had a lovely time learning all about our animals and conservation work. Please come again.

Reviewed 3 days ago

We were frequent visitors to Whipsnade Zoo when our son was little and each trip was enjoyable. However the recent visit was very disappointing. First of all, a lot of the animals were indoors/sleeping at the time, so we couldn’t really see much. The Discovery...More

Thank TAZL2012
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for coming back to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo on one of your regular visits to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. We are sad to hear that you found your most recent visit disappointing. Here at ZSL we promote our animals naturalist behaviours. This means that our...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a lovely day at Whipsnade Zoo. We took the family and all had a fantastic day. The Grandchildren enjoyed the bird display and also loved the the petting animals display. It was great seeing all the animals in their enclosures with lots of...More

Thank loulee66
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, Thank you for your 5* review of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. We are delighted that your family of all ages enjoyed spending time with us including meeting our friendly Pygmy Goats and many of our beautiful butterfly species. Our team look forward to you visiting...More

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Lauren M
16 September 2017|
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Response from Supporter-Services | Property representative |
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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Lauren M
16 September 2017|
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Response from loulee66 | Reviewed this property |
WE took our car in as my Mother isn't very mobile and as she has a blue badge so we didn't have to pay, if we went again without her I wouldn't pay and would just park in the regular car park. Hope this helps
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Sandra S
2 September 2017|
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Hello, We do not have mobility scooters for hire here at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. However, for guests we do have wheelchairs for hire. This can be reserved ahead of your visit on 0344 225 1826
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