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Experience a truly memorable day out at the UK's biggest zoo. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is home to some 3,000 animals and set in 600 acres of lush countryside overlooking the beautiful Chiltern Downs.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Zookeeper for a day at Whipsnade zoo by using our Dunstable tour planner.
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Eddie M summed it up read his review. I liked the elephants and lions the best! So just get along there and experience a great day out. more »
All I can say if you love animals and want to get up close it is a must. Smallest animals were the Meerkats, was able to go in their pen and feed them individually. Largest favourite was the Giraffes ... more »
My girlfriend and I attended this experience last week as a birthday/new job present. The day started off by a greeting with our guide followed by breakfast. Breakfast was great with a hot buffet, bag... more »
We're members and here all of the time. It's a beautiful and extensive site. The children's play park is huge and caters to all age groups well. The soft play is also lovely with a great booking in system, on a busy day you had better go and get booked in first thing as there is a limited capacity. There are plenty of cafes dotted around the zoo with a good range of food, it is expensive but it's as you would expect for a zoo. There are plenty of well kept and accessible toilet facilities.
Whipsnade Zoo has so much to offer that it is impossible to do it all within a single day. The highlight is always the Butterfly House which is extremely well done and creates a great atmosphere. The train ride is always a must and give a really brilliant view of the park. The lions are really special and you get really close - behind glass (fortunately). The whole day is a really fantastic and again highly recommended.
Visited middle of March, most of the animals were inside or out of sight due to the wind and temperature, not the zoo's fault though. Saw some amazing species my favourite is the giraffes, such majestic and inquisitive animals. Brilliant day out especially if you have kids. Good facilities, toilets are plentiful.
We had a fab day. Was a large zoo to get round, my 5 yr old can't walk long distance so hired a pushchair for her here which helped her loads. Kids loved the animals. Downfall was the amount of kids whizzing around on scooters constantly cutting in front off you.. a zoo is not a place to be scootering that's more for a park............
Visited at the beginning of March, hardly any animals in enclosures. Animals that were there you could barely get to (like the elephant enclosure), hardly saw any zookeepers around. The farm animals area which used to be a close encounter was vacant of animals, they were all right at the end of the field which you could not even get near! Little to no signs around the park so directions was looking at a paper map that if you didn't grab at the beginning you'd be lost. It's a shame as I went here when I was at school 15 years ago and it was a better zoo then than it is now! What a waste of money!
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