ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo stands as the UK's biggest zoo, covering 243 hectares (600 acres). You can see many of the more than 2,500 animals by walking or using the zoo's bus service. You can even drive your own car through the Passage Through Asia exhibit, where the animals roam freely. Check out cheetahs, Asian elephants, Amur tigers, African lions, and Nepalese rhinos in expansive habitats. See unusual wildlife, such as red pandas and pygmy hippos. Kids can interact with horses, cows, alpacas, and llamas in the children's farm. Daily events include zookeeper talks, feedings, and animal demonstrations, so check the schedule before you visit. The zoo has plenty of venues for food and drink. Book tickets online to avoid waiting in line at the entrance. Arrange your visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and discover more family-friendly attractions in Dunstable using our Dunstable trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • It’s a great zoo - lions, tigers, bears (apparently - we didn’t see any sadly), owls, wild boar, elephants, penguins... sadly we only got to see half the zoo partly because we left our car in the car....  more »
  • Be prepared to walk! We spent about 3 hours here, although we could easily had stayed longer and didn't even see everything. We walked the equivalent of 6 miles in that time! You can pay extra to...  more »
  • It is a superb zoo. Ample parking, everywhere is well signposted. There were great talks given all over the zoo about various animals by the amazingly patient lecturing staff. Superb food outlets with great places to sit for a breather. There is a great steam engine and carriages which my grandchildren loved. It is a superb day out and so educational for all.
  • Of the scale, more than 5 stars!!! A wonderful day out with the family. A lot of walking, but you can take a bus, but so lovely to see the animals in large encloses. Very well laid out in different world areas. Some good talks on different animals, so find the animals you want to know about and if they do one on the animal arrange to be there for the talk. Just a great day out.
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