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11 February - 19 February
River Room

Vets in Action at Whipsnade Zoo

This February half term, families can get a peek into what it’s like to work with the world’s biggest and tiniest creatures at Whipsnade Zoo’s Vets in Action. 
Upon arrival at the specially created Animal Hospital, children will instantly be placed at the heart of the action, learning how to examine and treat different animals. Junior vets and vet nurses will learn all about the varied life of the zoo’s vet team – practising their newly-learned skills by helping to rescue a replica stranded turtle and carrying out veterinary checks on fluffy toy otters. 
Alongside the exciting role-play event, fascinating family talks and demonstrations will take visitors further behind the scenes, revealing the hidden world of everything from crocodiles to elephants. 

Vets in Action is included in the Zoo entry price. Zoo tickets must be booked online in advance.

Sessions run daily between 11 - 19 February, from 10:30am - 12:30pm (last entry midday) and 1:30pm - 3:30pm (last entry 3:00pm).

If you’re a Gold member, Fellow or Patron, we invite you to join one of our 3:30pm sessions between 14 – 18 February where you get priority access, plus a certificate for the your eager junior vets!

Relaxed sessions will take place between 11 - 13 February, from 10:00am – 10:30am. Please download the Penguin Pass in advance and on arrival look out for the member of staff (who will at the entrance from 9:50am) who can support you with entering the zoo.