Rain, rain go away, come again another day!

If there's more than 90 minutes of continuous rain during Zoo opening hours, that day will qualify for our new Rainy Day Guarantee and you can re-visit for free. 

To take advantage of our Rainy Day Guarantee, you must have bought tickets online, in advance, from www.whipsnadezoo.org, for a qualifying date. Please keep your tickets safe as you will need these for your free return visit, along with photographic ID for the lead booker.

Please check below for dates that are covered by our rainy day guarantee. This list will be updated regularly:

  • Friday 18 August 2023
  • Wednesday 20 September 2023
Hodor the hippo in the water at Whipsnade Zoo
Terms and conditions
  • The Rainy Day Guarantee applies to original visit dates from 9 August until 30 September 2023. 
  • Tickets are only valid for a single return visit to Whipsnade Zoo, for exactly the same tickets purchased originally. For example, one adult and one child. 
  • Free return visits will only be accepted upon presentation of the original tickets with a valid photographic ID for the lead booker. Return visits under this guarantee have no cash value and cannot be transferred to somebody else.
  • You cannot re-visit more than once under this guarantee. If it also rains on your return visit, you will not be entitled to another free visit.
  • The date of your original tickets must be an eligible rainy day as determined by Whipsnade Zoo. Eligible dates will be available on this webpage, from the next working day.
  • Free return visit must be redeemed by Friday 20 October 2023.
  • No cash alternative is available, tickets cannot be re-sold or exchanged.
  • The Guarantee only applies to Whipsnade Zoo admission tickets booked in advance through the Whipsnade Zoo website. School visits, Member visits and tickets booked through a third party are excluded from this promotion. 
  • The Rainy Day Guarantee does not apply to special events or experiences, including, but not limited to, Meet the Animals, Lookout Lodge and Keeper for a Day.
  • Return visits are subject to availability. Whipsnade Zoo has the right to refuse entry and withdraw the Rainy Day Guarantee offer at any time.
See our top tips for visiting on a rainy day

Many of our animals love the water, but we understand that you might not! There are plenty of indoor areas and sheltered spaces to enjoy at the Zoo, come rain or shine.