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Tickets for ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

The UK’s largest zoo and one of the biggest European conservation parks

Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date
Instant ticket delivery
Wheelchair accessible: Most parts are accessible. Wheelchairs are available for hire, please call ahead to reserve
Smartphone tickets accepted
COVID-19 update
Due to the developments in the COVID-19 outbreak, we have extended our cancellation policy.



  • Get up close to almost 4,000 animals at the UK's biggest conservation park
  • Visit different zones like Passage through Asia and Lions of the Serengeti and learn about your favorite animals
  • With talks and feeding sessions throughout the day, there's plenty of opportunities to get to know the inhabitants here!


Mad about animals? You can see almost 4,000 of them here at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, one of Europe's biggest wildlife conservation parks. Explore different zones like Cheetah Rock, Passage Through Asia, Giraffe Heights and Lions of the Serengeti, ride the steam train or explore on foot. It's an animal-tastic adventure!

There are 600 acres of animal kingdom awesomeness to explore here, and if you don't want to walk about, you can ride the Jumbo Express steam train!

See the homes of some 4,000 animals from over 200 different species. Check out Cheetah Rock, Passage through Asia, Giraffe Heights and get ready to roar like the Lions of the Serengeti. Walk through the In with the Lemurs exhibit and wave at the rhinos and more in their paddocks from various viewing platforms.

What do cheetahs eat? How do giraffes sleep? Do elephants really never forget? Animal fans can get their answers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, the UK's largest zoo.

No trip here is complete without visiting the aquarium, the first in the UK dedicated to conserving threatened and extinct-in-the-wild freshwater fish. Go on a journey around the world through ten of the planet's most fascinating aquatic environments, and come face-to-fin with some of the rarest fish species in existence.


What's included

Access to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Access to talks, feeding sessions and shows

What's not included

Train ride
Additional info

Last admission:

  • 16:30

Getting There:

  • Centrebus: Lines 34 or 35 (doesn't run on Sundays)
  • Train to Luton or Hemel Hempstead stations + a 20-minute taxi ride
  • Car: Free and paid parking options are available

Summer holidays:

  • A direct bus service from Luton Station Interchange to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (via Dunstable, West Street) will be available daily between 21 July and 2 September. The fares for the subsidised service will be £2.50 return & £2.00 single. The 30-minute journey on the 200 bus route will drop you at the zoo at either 10:28 or 11:28, and pick you up at 16:45 or 17:45. For further details, please contact 0844 351 1120, or visit the Centrebus website

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket


Opening hours

Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed

How to get there

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2LF, Whipsnade
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Ratings & reviews

928 Reviews
Mar 18, 2020
Overall it was ok, but looking around you get the feeling that the facilities are falling apart. I understand the animals are the priority which is absolutely right, its sad that funding is not sufficient to allow the zoo's wider upkeep.
Mar 10, 2020
Mar 9, 2020
Amazing - lots of grounds to wander around. Animals well cared for and have plenty of space Interesting to see/read about the conservation work they also do

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