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17 February - 25 February
River Room

Enjoy Vets in Action at Whipsnade Zoo during half term this February

As part of a great family day out at the UK's biggest Zoo this February half term, kids can step into the role of a vet at Whipsnade Zoo during a fun week of interactive family events celebrating the incredible work of our vets.

Start at the specially created zoo vet centre where junior vets will be prepped with lab coats before helping experts examine, diagnose and carry out treatments on toy animals, experiencing first-hand the huge variety of work carried out by the Zoo’s vets, vet nurses and zookeepers – from a red panda health check to caring for rescued tortoises.

Plus, brand new for 2024, older children (7+ recommended) will have the opportunity to take on the role of forensic vets, helping to solve wildlife crime.

Additional demonstrations and talks throughout the week will take families further inside the exciting world of the Zoo, explaining everything we do to keep our residents in tip-top condition.

Book half term tickets now

Download the Whipsnade Zoo app for the latest talk times, interactive map and other useful information.


Gold members, Fellows and Patrons can enjoy priority access to the last Vets in Action session of the day starting at 3.30pm, and can also collect a certificate upon completion during that session! Simply show your membership card to one of our team.

Vets In Action activities are included in your Zoo admission ticket unless stated otherwise.

Download the Whipsnade Zoo app

Plan your day with the Whipsnade Zoo app to get the most from your visit. Explore with step-by-step navigation to your favourite animals, habitats, eateries, and all the latest talk times so your won't miss a thing.