Photo: William Warby

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is a wild day out for everyone! See lions, tigers, bears, and more! Europe’s largest wildlife conservation park covers more than 600 acres to provide homes to nearly 3,000 species of animals.

Visitors can walk, take a bus service, or drive throughout the various exhibits because the park is so large. There’s even a narrow gauge train service for a nostalgic feel!

Whipsnade provides the opportunity to get truly close to your feathered and furry friends. The Passage through Asia allows you to have no restrictions between you and the Bactrian camels, yaks, and more! There’s even more animals roaming through the grounds, from peacocks and Australian wallabies to Indian Peafowls and Prarier Marmots! Stop by the petting zoo to get nose-to-nose with Shetland ponies, donkeys, and all your favourite barnyard animals.

There are plenty of talks and shows throughout the day to introduce animals from every corner of the earth. The Sea Lion Splash and Birds of the World are all-around favourites!

Another highlight is watching the elephants take their daily walk around the zoo and spotting the cheetahs as they flash by you! Don’t forget to meet the majestic lion pride or say hello to the lanky giraffes above your head!

Kids will enjoy the Discover Centre where they can learn all about tropical creatures, from snapping crocs to endangered turtles. ZSL Whipsnade is a truly magical experience where you can meet the world’s most magnificent animals personally. You can even have an overnight safari in the Lookout Lodge!


Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2LF
Tel: 0844 225 1826
Times: Daily, 10.00am – 17.30/18.00