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6 June - 18 July
1h 30m
Free with Zoo entry

Join one of our team on a relaxing guided walk around the Zoo.

This 90 minute walk and talk will be an opportunity to spend time with our experts, getting behind-the-scenes info and occasionally strolling off the beaten track of the Zoo. Each walk is held on a Thursday at 10.30am, starting from the Visitor Centre at the main entrance.

Meet other like-minded Zoo visitors and breathe in our big green spaces while admiring the picturesque surroundings - nurturing both body and mind.

Each week's walk will have a different theme, our upcoming schedule is:

  • 6 June: Queer Ecology Tour - Zoo Animals  - This Pride month, join us while we explore the diversity of sexuality in the natural world. Learn about the history of Queer Ecology and some of the pioneering research being done in many different species including those who call Whipsnade home. Whilst we parade across the Zoo, we will also meet some of our queer individuals including our penguins and fabulous flamingos. This tour will contain topics of sexuality, sex, and adult themes.  
  • 13 June: Zoo Quiz - Do you like a pub quiz? How about animals? Why not combine the two? Work as a team to answer the questions and find the correct route around the zoo.
  • 20 June: Evolution - part deux  - What happens to evolution in isolation? Learn about evolution in action, and why islands give rise to the weird and the wonderful in nature. 
  • 27 June: Celebrating Insect Week - Discover the extraordinary lives of our UK butterflies & moths and see what you can find at Whipsnade. 
  • 4 July: Queer Ecology Tour - Native Species - Queerness does not stop with our zoo animals! Take a closer look at the queer ecology of trees and native species that have been hiding in plain sight. This tour will contain topics of sexuality, sex, and adult themes.
  • 11 July: Fearsome Face Off - Learn about the adaptions that animals must survive in the wild, comparing their abilities to see who is the toughest! 
  • 18 July: Animals in Football - Animals 1 – 0 Football. A full 90 minutes pitched at tackling the historical importance of animals in club badges and mascots. We’ll look at how animals represent the identity of clubs as we cover all corners of the zoo.

After a break for the Summer Holidays, Walk of the Week will return in September.


Joining these walks is free of charge other than paid entry to the Zoo for non-members. Please arrive early to avoid queues at Zoo entry.

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