Discover the wonder of wildlife at Whipsnade Zoo, the UK's biggest zoo

Across 600 acres and with over 10,000 animals to discover, Whipsnade Zoo is a conservation haven nestled in the Chiltern Hills, home to giants of the natural world including elephants, rhinos, hippos and giraffes, plus a huge outdoor play zone! It's a full day out of truly wild day adventure for the whole family.

Enjoy a day full of wonder and wildlife that you'll never forget, at Whipsnade Zoo.

What visitors say...

  • Absolutely loved visiting! My nieces haven't stopped talking about all the different animals they've seen and super fun facts they've learnt. We can't wait to be back!
    - Tripadvisor review, Jul 2023
  • Fantastic day out at a fab zoo! Very spacious and the enclosures for the animals are great, you can get surprisingly close to many of them. All clearly very well cared for. Lots of unique animals too that you don't often get to see in UK zoos.
    - Tripadvisor review, Mar 2024
  • Amazing zoo. So many animals to see and loads to do for little ones. Would recommend to everyone.
    - Google review, Sep 2023
  • Really impressed with the size and the greenery. The butterfly house was amazing and watching the bears playing together was special.
    - Tripadvisor review, Aug 2023
  • This is the best zoo I've ever visited!
    - Google review, Sep 2023
Best value tickets always online

Book now to secure your date - our online tickets are always cheaper than buying on the day at the gate.


Even better, Adult and Child prices for 2024 have been held at the same rate as 2023, so you can be sure whenever you choose to visit, you're getting a great deal.


As part of global conservation charity ZSL, every ticket purchase supports our wildlife conservation work around the world.


If you're still unsure when to visit, grab yourself an open-dated flexi ticket.

Don't miss...

  • Monkey Forest at Whipsnade Zoo

    NEW FOR 2024 │ Monkey Forest

    Check out the latest addition to Whipsnade Zoo. Monkey Forest provides a woodland home to our swinging langurs, chattering macaques, miniature water buffalo and snuffling babirusa!

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  • Baby rhino stands next to Mum, lifting head up to her in grass paddock.

    Adorable baby rhino, born March 2024

    Check out Whipsnade's white rhinos, including the newest addition to the 'crash' (the name for a group of rhinos), born in March 2024. The baby boy weighed in at a whopping 45kg at birth and is just one member of the spring baby boom at Whipsnade which also includes a spiny bundle of porcupine joy, and a langur in our new Monkey Forest exhibit. See them all soon before they grow up!

  • Daily live talks

    Get a deeper understanding of our animals and their habitats with daily talks from Whipsnade Zoo experts.

  • Kids under 3 enter free

    Under 3s go free all year round, so you can bring your littlest wildlife explorers for their first magical experience of seeing real giraffes, penguins, chimps and so much more up close. They (and you!) will love discovering all the thousands of leaping, roaring, splashing, diving, screeching and breathtaking sensory experiences the zoo has to offer.

  • The Superior steam train with passengers on board at Whipsnade Zoo

    The Great Whipsnade Railway

    Enjoy the magic of a steam railway, passing by elephants, rhinos, deer and Monkey Forest on The Great Whipsnade Railway.

  • How to get here

    Whipsnade Zoo is well connected to major towns and main roads - despite our beautiful rural location on top of the Chiltern hills, we're within just 20 minutes of the M25, M1 and A41. We've got a huge free car park and there's a new direct bus service from Luton this year (Saturdays, Sundays and daily during school holidays), so it's never been easier to come and visit!

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Upcoming events

  • Baby Francois langur pokes head out from under Mum's arm where he is partially hidden.
    New for 2024!

    New Monkey Forest now open!

    Immerse yourself into the woodland home of our swinging langurs, chattering macaques, miniature water buffalo and snuffling babirusa!

  • Characters Bluey and Bingo stand on a green meadow with blue sky and clouds above them and their character titles to the left of the sky
    29 May - 2 June

    See Bluey & Bingo during May half term

    Everyone's favourite sisters from Down Under are visiting Whipsnade. Join them in their interactive toybox activity over half term, at intervals throughout the day. Tickets will be available on a first-come-first-served basis on the day.

  • keeper at whipsnade zoo with penguins
    25 May - 2 June

    Love Your Zoo Week

    Join in the annual nationwide event celebrating the incredible and vital work done in your local zoo

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With 600 acres to explore, over 10,000 animals to discover, indoor and outdoor play areas and a huge brand new exhibit for 2024, there's never been a better time to visit.

Book Whipsnade Zoo tickets today

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