Experience the UK's biggest Zoo

Whether you're looking to book tickets, become a member, find out about amazing animal experiences or just want to find information before your visit, it's all here!

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Tickets booked online are cheaper than those at the gate on arrival.

Ways to visit Whipsnade Zoo

Animal Experiences

family meeting giraffes at whipsnade zoo

Whipsnade Zoo Experiences

Meet the animals, feed the animals or book an unforgettable lodge stay.

What's happening at Whipsnade Zoo

Find out more about our exciting upcoming events schedule, fascinating daily animal talks and where to grab some tasty food throughout your visit.

  • Nilo the red panda at Whipsnade Zoo
    What's on at Whipsnade Zoo


    Discover our programme of events and activities throughout the year.

  • Macaw at Birds of the World Whipsnade Zoo bird show
    Our animal talks

    Today at Whipsnade Zoo

    Get closer to nature and learn more about animals from across the world and what we can do to protect them.

  • Views over the Downs from Viewpoint restaurant at Whipsnade Zoo
    Discover delicious food and drink

    Food and drink

    Check our cafe options, including menus

Whipsnade Zoo in Spring

Visiting us in April showers

Zoo rainy day guide

The British weather can be unpredictable, but don't let grey skies put you off visiting the Zoo. There are plenty of indoor areas and sheltered spaces to enjoy, come rain or shine!

Our children's playpark

Hullabazoo Indoor Play

Our children's indoor play area is designed around different habitats enabling your children to have fun and mimic their favourite animals.

Pre-visit information

    Steam train at Whipsnade Zoo
    Our seasonal opening times

    Opening Times

    We're normally open from 10am every day of the year, with seasonal closing times.

    Whipsnade map
    How to get to the Zoo

    Directions to Whipsnade Zoo

    Directions to the Zoo by bus and car.

    Family overnight stay at whipsnade zoo
    Feel incuded


    More information for those with specific visiting needs.

    Wallaby at Whipsnade Zoo
    More to think about? Hop to it.

    More Visit Info

    Explore more about your coming visit. Think ahead, all you need to know about coming to see us at Whipsnade, a conservation Zoo.