Whipsnade Zoo - ZSL

Whipsnade Zoo - ZSL

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May Half Term Events & Activities at Whipsnade Zoo:

Bluey & Bingo are coming to Whipsnade Dunstable! 29th May 2024 - 2nd June 2024

Book Whipsnade Zoo tickets today and visit the UK's biggest zoo!

Experience a world of wildlife when you book Whipsnade Zoo tickets! Enjoy a whole day of amazing animals, spectacular sights and memory-making at the largest zoo in the UK!

Use code DAYSOUT to save on tickets!

There's so many things to do and see at Whipsnade Zoo

Set in over 600 acres of the beautiful Chiltern Hills countryside, Whipsnade Zoo is an escape from the urban jungle:

  • See over 11,000 amazing animals, including rhinos, tigers, giraffes, elephants, zebras and more!
  • Enjoy a full day out with the animals roaming in the large outdoor enclosures
  • See the Asian elephants in their custom-designed centres for Elephant Care - can you spot the baby?
  • Visit the rockhopper and African black-footed residents of the Penguin Pool!
  • Discover new depths as you delve deeper into the underwater world at Whipsnade's Aquarium
  • Bask in the tropical temperatures of the Butterfly House, surrounded by thousands of fluttering friends
  • Meet the new residents at Whipsnade Zoo's brand new Monkey Forest!
  • Experience a real jungle environment with macaques and anoa's living side-by-side!
  • Stop for a snack at one of Whipsnade's many food vendors and cafes
  • Let the little ones run wild in the Adventure Area, over 7,800m² of themed play equipment

With so much to do, Whipsnade Zoo is one of the best days out for families in Luton - spend an entire day meeting animals, trying tasty treats and wandering around the wild!

One of the best family-friendly days out in Luton

Buy best value tickets for Whipsnade Zoo, located in the stunning Chiltern Hills in Luton, and make the most of your day out in Bedfordshire!

Included in your Whipsnade Zoo ticket:

  • Entry: All-day entry to Whipsnade Zoo
  • May Half Term activities: Check above to see which activities you can take part in!
  • Instant delivery: Receive eTickets instantly via email and text
  • SAVE: Use code DAYSOUT for extra discount!
  • Please note: Whipsnade Zoo's last entry is an hour before closing.

So if you're looking for things to do in Luton, places to visit outside London, or simply looking for one of the UK's best zoos, we recommend booking your Whipsnade Zoo tickets today!

Studham Lane,
Buckinghamshire LU6 2LF
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How to find us

Address: Whipsnade Zoo, Whipsnade, Dunstable, LU6 2LF

What3Words: cowering.elevates.tenure

By Car:

  • M25 (Junction 21): 20 minutes away
  • M1 (Junction 9 & 12)

By Bus:

Centrebus local services that operate from Dunstable to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo:

  • 40
  • 40A

29th March 2024 - September 2024

April to Sept
Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (last entry 5pm all week)
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Public transport accessible
  • Food and drink
  • Parking

Whipsnade Zoo in Dunstable, Bedfordshire is primarily wheelchair accessible, however there are some hard to reach areas:

  • Subway between external car park and entrance to the Zoo
  • Elephant Car Park
  • Elephant access from the Rhinos - prone to flooding during winter months due to grassy area
  • Path from Base Camp to flamingos
  • Owl Wood

Due to Whipsnade Zoo housing free-roaming animals, dogs and assistance dogs are not permitted on-site. 

There is a wide range of food and drink available for visitors at Whipsnade Zoo:

  • Base Camp Restaurant
  • Viewpoint Kitchen & Deli
  • Visitor Centre Cafe
  • Hullabazoo
  • African Outpost

Whipsnade Zoo's opening times are as follows:

  • 29th March - 3rd September: 10am - 6pm
  • 4th September - 27th October: 10am - 5pm
  • 28th October - 14th February: 10am - 4pm
  • 15th February - 29th March: 10am - 5pm
  • 30th March 2025 - onwards: 10am - 6pm

Children under the age of 3 years are entitled to free entry to Whipsnade and London Zoo. Please ensure you book a ticket for them when you book yours so they know how many visitors to expect. 

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