Opening times

1.30pm on selected Tuesdays

Type of place

Wheelchair access is not available for this experience.


Additional costs

Additional costs may apply, advance booking is recommended!

Behind the Scenes Tours: Bird Garden

A rare opportunity to visit our Bird garden and find out about the unique species we have in this area. Not open to general visitors you will get to see behind the scenes and discover the unique challenges of breeding some of the more unusual species, from one of our resident bird experts.

Tour at Whipsnade Zoo for Lookout lodges

What to expect on the day of your behind the scenes tour of the bird garden

This 45 minute behind the scenes tour begins with a health and safety briefing from an expert keeper who will then take you behind the scenes of our Bird Garden. where you can find out about the unique species we have in this area and the care and attention that they receive and why they are in this special area.

There will be plenty of time to ask questions and view our birds, and with only a maximum of eight people taking part in the experience, you'll find out all the secrets that go into breeding some of the World's rarest species.

Important information to know before you book your tour

  • Admission to the Zoo is not included and must be purchased separately or ZSL membership held.
  • Participants must be aged 10 years or older.
  • All participants must wear closed toe shoes and use an antiseptic foot dip before accessing the behind the scenes areas.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult - the adult must have a valid tour ticket.
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers who have given birth within the previous 6 months cannot participate.
  • Wheelchair access is not available for this experience
  • Those with disabilities can be accompanied by an essential carer to support them during the experience. Should you require an essential carer please add this information at check out.
  • Please see our full terms and conditions for more information

To manage your booking please visit the See Tickets customer service portal.  


The Behind the Scenes tours is £20 per person.

ZSL Gold MembersPatrons and Fellows receive a 10% discount on this experience. Please enter your Primary CRM ID in the Offer Code box.

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