Paying visitors are encouraged to pre-book their tickets in advance - best value tickets are always found online. Paid tickets grant visits any time after the time shown on your ticket, with last entry times shown below.

Members, Patrons and Fellows don't need to pre-book their visit at the moment and can visit with their valid membership ID cards, during the opening hours stated below, at their leisure:

We're normally open from 10am every day of the year (except Christmas Day) with seasonal closing times. 

Dates Opening Last Entry Closing
31 October 2022 - 10 February 2023 10am 3pm 4pm
11 February 2023 - 25 March 2023 10am 4pm 5pm
26 March 2023 – 3 September 2023 10am 5pm* 6pm
4 September 2023 – 29 October 2023 10am 4pm 5pm
30 October 2023 – 9 February 2024 10am 3pm 4pm
10 February 2024 – 28 March 2024 10am 4pm 5pm

Book tickets in advance

Last entry and closing time subject to change due to special events.

  • Please note, our animal houses close 15 minutes before the Zoo closes.
  • Our Zoo is open every day of the year except Christmas Day.
  • Children under 16 will not be admitted without an adult.


Whipsnade Zoo address

Whipsnade Zoo

Tel: 0344 225 1826 

Zoo terms of entry

Zoo terms of entry

  • Permission must be obtained for all filming and photography for commercial purposes
  • Children under 16 will not be admitted without an adult.
  • No dogs are allowed on the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo premises
  • Bicycles and motor bikes are not allowed on Zoo premises
  • BBQs not permitted
  • Rollerskates, rollerblades, skateboards are not allowed on zoo premises. Children's scooters are permitted under the supervision of an adult. No adult scooters are allowed onsite.
  • Heelys roller shoes must not be used as skates, but may be worn as shoes.
  • Please note, there is no provision for left luggage.