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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

#1 of 20 things to do in Dunstable Features Animals
Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2LF, England
+44 344 225 1826
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Birthday family day out

I reviewed this one year ago and because we had been before, decided it was the perfect venue for a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Traveller444_13
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Family visit to the zoo

Eldest son had been wanting to go to the zoo again for a while and we decided to go today. It was a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Helene d
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San Francisco
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Enjoy an epic day out at the UK's largest Zoo. Set in 600 acres of panoramic scenery and rolling Chiltern Hills, and with over 3,800 unique animals and 187 different species ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is an adventure you will never forget! See the elephants in their brand new home, view the majestic rhino in their huge paddock, meet our lion pride, spot the cheetahs as they speed by and don't forget to look up at our lofty giraffes too!
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2LF, England
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+44 344 225 1826
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I reviewed this one year ago and because we had been before, decided it was the perfect venue for a family outing for 13 of us including 5 children aged 1 to 7 years, their parents and grandparents- and a birthday for one of them....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Eldest son had been wanting to go to the zoo again for a while and we decided to go today. It was a great day out. £140 for five of us as we're all classed as adults now... When you know it's going to a...More

Thank Helene d
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for supporting ZSL by your recent visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Through your ticket you have actively supported animal conservation of animals across the world including introducing our Oryx back into the wild in the Sudan where they were extinct. We are glad...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

We visit Whipsnade once every couple of years. The zoo has improved since last time with a nice new elephant center and a few other new animals. The animals generally look happy and have lots of space to move around and enjoy. The shows are...More

Thank chrisehb
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for ranking ZSL Whipsnade Zoo as an excellent Zoo. We are delighted to hear that you have seen the improvement works that the teams have put in across the park including our new Centre of Elephant Care. We hope you can come back...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My partner and I went to Whipsnade zoo for a day out. It was easy to book tickets online on the way with 10% discount applied and tickets sent quickly via email. This saved hassle at the zoo although, when arriving at 10:30, it wasn't...More

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Supporter-Services, Supporter Service Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good Morning, Thank you for your detailing review of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. We can see that you loved meeting our animals here especially our very vibrant Flamingos. Your family made sure to get the most of their visit, including pre booking tickets to prevent any...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been a member for years and we love the zoo and especially the sea lions and the talk but omg the revamped talk was rubbish. The commentator obviously doesn't know what they are talking about and just rambled compared to the previous talk where there...More

Thank Rob E
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for reviewing our new and exciting sealion splash talk recently launched at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Please be assured that we shall pass your feedback onto our presenting team here at Whisnade for future feedback. After a decade we have recently retired the talk...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great zoo good selection of animals. Big open spaces great views. There's a great family atmosphere at this zoo. This zoo has a lot more potential like blackpool zoo. But with the space they have which some zoos don't have I feel its time for...More

Thank Tom7771
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for ranking us as one of the best Zoos. Our teams are pleased to hear that you found big spaces for animals and a fun, family atmosphere. We thank you for your 5* and hope you can come back over the next 5...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed this zoo. Only thing that let it down is the entry fee. At £28 for an adult and £20 for my 9 year old it's not something I could afford to do such as a picnic in the park. The animals are well...More

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Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for coming to visit. We are pleased to hear that you had a great day exercising your legs across our 620 acress meeting many of our animals throughout the day. With plenty of space we agree a picnic is a fantastic idea. Eating...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Having Chester zoo on my doorstep perhaps I am spoiled, but the trip to Whipsnade zoo was a complete disappointment. The main negative was that the zoo is sprawling, yet there are very few animals to see. Was this space taken with larger enclosures that...More

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Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for supporting ZSL by travelling from Chester for the day. As you noticed ZSL is one of the largest in the UK which means we have large enclosures. This provides our animals with large, naturalistic enclosures which encourages happy animals displaying natural behaviours....More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have recently got membership to the zoo we love it that much. Whipsnade is very large, with a huge selection of animals. They have even have a farm section. There is a huge play area for children of various ages and they have loads...More

Thank FoodieFranks
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your 5* review and for supporting ZSL as one of pride. We can see your family enjoy spending time with the animals, including watching our famous birds of the world show and cheeky Pygmy goats in our Hullabazoo Farm. Have you tried...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Since I have got my membership in March I have been back to the zoo four times now . I am never disappointed, today I came with a friend and we both had a lovely day walking around the zoo and seeing the animals. We...More

Thank Suzanne W
Supporter-Services, Supporter Services Co-Ordinator at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, We can see that you are definitely making the most out of your ZSL membership since joining in March. Its lovely to see how much your family enjoy coming here and meeting our new arrivals including Hodor. We hope you can come and join...More

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Shannon B
20 August 2017|
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Response from Supporter-Services | Property representative |
Hi, We are glad to hear that you are coming to visit in the next few weeks. You are welcome to pop back to your car throughout the day to get your picnic. Just make sure one of our team stamp your hand on the way out.
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thebrights2016
19 August 2017|
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Response from Supporter-Services | Property representative |
Good Morning, Currently we do not offer our guest free return with their tickets. However if you return your tickets within 2 weeks you can deduct your tickets, not paid with Tesco Clubcard, off of your annual pass for the... More
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ferrariwa
10 August 2017|
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Hi, The Zoo is busier currently due to the School Summer Holidays. we always find that it is always busier in the earlier part of the morning up until around lunchtime. After this period is does become a little quieter... More
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