Whipsnade Zoo covers a large area, vehicles are permitted within the grounds at an additional cost. Please note Whipsnade Zoo is not a safari park.

When visiting Whipsnade Zoo by car there are two options:

  • You may park in our free external car park and walk around the Zoo
  • You may drive into the Zoo and park in specified areas around the Zoo 


Please note, if our external car park is closed, for example due to snow or icy conditions, visitors will be able to drive into the Zoo free of charge. Our team will be on hand to advise you if this is the case. 

Prices for both options can be found below:

Car Entry

Please note car entry is purchased on arrival and cannot be pre-booked.


1 July - 29 October 2023

Car entry - Silver Members and non-members (Free external parking is available opposite entrance) £30
Car entry -  Gold Members (Free external parking is available opposite entrance) £15
Car entry - Patrons and Fellows  (Free external parking is available opposite entrance) FREE

30 October 2023 - 9 February 2024

Car entry - ZSL Silver Members and non-members (Free external parking is available opposite entrance) £15
Car entry -  ZSL Gold Members  (Free external parking is available opposite entrance) £7.50
Car entry - Patrons and Fellows  (Free external parking is available opposite entrance) FREE

10 February - 27 October 2024

Car entry - ZSL Silver Members and non-members (Free external parking is available opposite entrance) £30
Car entry -  ZSL Gold Members  (Free external parking is available opposite entrance) £15
Car entry - Patrons and Fellows  (Free external parking is available opposite entrance) FREE