• Whipsnade Zoo Tickets
  • Whipsnade Zoo Tickets
  • Whipsnade Zoo Tickets
  • Whipsnade Zoo Tickets
  • Whipsnade Zoo Tickets

Whipsnade Zoo Tickets

An adventure with a difference! TicketsToDo provides admission tickets to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Children aged 0-2 and carer can enter free. Book Tickets Online & Save.

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Last Updated: 7th Jun 2024
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Opening Hours:

Monday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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  • From iconic elephants, rhinos, and lions to exotic birds, reptiles, and insects, the zoo offers a diverse collection that showcases the rich biodiversity of our planet.
  • Immerse yourself in the largest zoo in the UK, sprawling across 600 acres of stunning parkland nestled in the scenic Chiltern Hills. You'll have to make the most of your Whipsnade zoo map.
  • One of the unique features of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is its vast open spaces and naturalistic enclosures. Animals are provided with ample room to roam and exhibit their natural behaviors, mimicking their wild habitats as closely as possible.
  • Whipsnade Zoo is actively involved in various European breeding programs for endangered species. These programs aim to breed and reintroduce animals back into their natural habitat, contributing to global conservation efforts.
  • Whipsnade Zoo is particularly renowned for its impressive Asian elephant herd and its conservation work with Asian rhinos. 
  • You can get up close and personal with giraffes like never before. The Giraffe Heights experience allows visitors to stand on an elevated platform and feed these graceful creatures. This experience is heaven to animal lovers.
  • Experience the power and majesty of African lions as you encounter them. Hear their iconic roars echo through the air and learn about their behavior and importance in the ecosystem from engaging keeper talks.
  • The Discovery Centre is an educational hub that offers a range of hands-on activities. The whole family can delve into the fascinating world of Whipsnade zoo animals through engaging displays, educational presentations, and interactive workshops that focus on conservation, animal behavior, and environmental sustainability.
  • Throughout the year, ZSL Zoo hosts a variety of special events and activities for visitors of all ages. These may include seasonal celebrations, behind-the-scenes tours, animal feeding sessions, and talks by zoo experts.
  • Ignite your children's imaginations in the expansive 7,800 square meters of themed play areas that boast bridges, swings, climbing frames, sit-on crocodiles, tunnels, boats, sand play and mini safari jeeps. Embark on wild adventures as they interact with imaginative play structures, learn about their favorite animals, unleash their energy at the Hullabazoo farm.
  • A memorable journey on two steam engines awaits; Excelsior and Superior, as they gracefully traverse the captivating habitats of elephants, rhinos, camels, and deer and offer a magical view of the biggest zoo in the UK.

What To Expect

As you make your way through the park, you'll encounter an incredible variety of animals from around the world, all housed in spacious and carefully designed enclosures that mimic their natural habitats. Throughout the day, you have the opportunity to attend informative talks and demonstrations conducted by knowledgeable zookeepers in the inclusion of the full ticket price. These sessions provide fascinating insights into the lives, behaviors, and conservation efforts of the animals, adding depth to your understanding of the wildlife you encounter.

As you navigate, you'll come across displays that engage visitors of all ages and fascinate the kids. These interactive elements offer opportunities to learn more about the animal kingdom, conservation initiatives, and the importance of protecting endangered species. With 7,800 square meters of themed play spaces, kids can explore, climb, and interact with many animals allowing for a balance between education and entertainment. Throughout your visit, you can take leisurely strolls on the pathways, affording breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

When you've explored the zoo to your heart's content, you can make your way towards the exit, leaving with a deeper appreciation for the animal kingdom with incredible animal experiences. Before departing, consider visiting the gift shop, where you can find souvenirs, educational materials, and gifts to commemorate your visit or support the zoo's conservation efforts.

Food and Drinks:

Whipsnade Zoo offers a variety of food and drink options for visitors to enjoy:
Base Camp Restaurant: Open from 10 am to 4 pm every day, you can conveniently order and pay for your meal using your phone with the provided QR code.

Base Camp BBQ: Available on weekends from 10 am to 3 pm, indulge in delicious barbecued treats.

Viewpoint Kitchen and Deli: Open every day from 10 am to 3 pm, and on weekends from 12 pm to 3 pm at Viewpoint Kitchen Restaurant. Enjoy Al Forno pasta dishes, freshly made pizzas, and a beautiful view of the white rhinos and Downs.

Visitor Centre Café: Situated at the zoo's entrance, the cafe serves deli sandwiches, hot savoury snacks (including breakfast baps), and a selection of hot and cold drinks from 10 am to 6 pm daily.

Station Store Picnic Shop: Open on weekends from 10 am to 4 pm, located next to The Great Whipsnade Railway, grab sandwiches, bakery items, and hot or cold drinks for a picnic.

Hullabazoo: Open from 10 am to 5 pm every day; get a drink and snack at Hullabazoo, conveniently located next to the indoor play area.

African Outpost: Open on weekends from 10 am to 4 pm; explore this outpost for additional food and drink options.

Afternoon Tea at Viewpoint Kitchen and Deli: Treat yourself to a delightful afternoon tea served at 2 pm, available on weekends and daily during the school summer holidays.

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Cancellation Policy:

  • Refunds and cancellations are not applicable for these tickets.


  • Permission must be obtained for photography for commercial purposes.

Know Before You Go

Entry & Services: 

  • No mutilated tickets will be entertained.
  • Children under 16 will not be admitted without an adult.
  • No dogs are allowed on the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo premises.
  • Bicycles and motorbikes are not allowed.
  • BBQs not permitted.
  • Rollerskates, rollerblades, and skateboards are not allowed. 
  • No adult scooters are allowed.
  • There is no provision for left luggage.

How To Use

  • You can either show a printed copy or the e-ticket on your phone.
  • The Whipsnade Zoo ticket is only valid during the timespan stated in your preferred package.
  • You may enter this tourist attraction directly with the Whipsnade Zoo ticket you receive from TicketsToDo.


Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable Bedfordshire LU6 2LF. Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable Bedfordshire LU6 2LF.
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