Last modified: 11 August 2023
Check this page for current offers and discounts to Whipsnade Zoo.

50% off Zoo admission tickets, when you travel by bus or train

Travel to Whipsnade Zoo by bus or train and you'll be given a 50% discount* on your Zoo admission tickets at the gate. 

*50% discount will be applied to the walk-up gate admission price, at Whipsnade Zoo only. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. A valid bus or train ticket, for the visit date, must be presented at the gate, for every ticket purchased using this promotion. Discount is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time, without notice. 

Bring your Blue Peter badge to Whipsnade Zoo for free entry

Blue peter badge
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Whipsnade Zoo is one of over 200 attractions around the UK that Blue Peter badge holders can visit for free**. You can also use your Blue Peter badge at London Zoo. 

A Blue Peter badge is a special award given to children aged 5-15 years old who appear on the Blue Peter show, or in recognition of an achievement.

There are eight different badges, each awarded for different achievements. For example, green badges are awarded to those who show they care about nature, the environment, sustainability, and explaining what they do to help to protect our planet.

How to use your Blue Peter badge at London and Whipsnade Zoos

To gain free entry to either Zoo, each child must have a valid Blue Peter badge card and be accompanied by a full paying adult. 

The Blue Peter badge card must be presented at the entrance to the Zoo when purchasing the accompanying adult ticket(s). 

Unlike general admission tickets, which must be booked online in advance, tickets for Blue Peter badge card holders and accompanying adults must be purchased at the gate.

**A child, aged 5 - 15 years, who produces a valid Blue Peter badge card at the gate will be given free entry when accompanied by a full paying adult. One full paying adult will be required for each qualifying child and the adult ticket must be purchased upon arrival at the Zoo.

Rainy Day Guarantee

A child wearing blue wellies jumping in a puddle
Rain, rain, go away - come again another day!

Rainy Day Guarantee

If it rains for 90 minutes or more during your visit, you might be eligible for a free return visit. Terms & Conditions apply.

Universal Credit tickets

Are you in receipt of Universal Credit? Check if you're eligible for one of our discounted tickets.


Swing by any day you like, with unlimited visits to both London and Whipsnade Zoos, for family fun, outdoor adventures and wonderful wildlife.