The ultimate animal experiences and more

Go on the ultimate animal adventure with us and experience wildlife like never before. Make memories which last a lifetime and take in the full wonder of the natural world, by meeting our animals, experiencing the life of a Zookeeper and sleeping over at the Zoo.

    Nighttime at Lookout lodges Whipsnade Zoo
    Sleepover at the Zoo

    Lookout Lodge - Sleepover at the Zoo

    Experience the Zoo after-dark at our cosy Lookout Lodges. We provide three entertaining and educational tours around the Zoo including a sunset tour, torch-lit night tour and a morning tour.

    A group of Keeper for a Day experience participants with a giraffe
    Find out what it takes to be a zookeeper

    Keeper for a Day at Whipsnade Zoo

    The only Keeper for a Day experience in the UK where you get to work with rhinos, giraffes and elephants all in one day.

    Camping at Whipsnade Zoo, man and woman sitting in tent for Nature nights
    Camping at the Zoo

    Nature Night Camping

    Pitch your tent and spend the evening discovering what both native and exotic animals get up to at night. Test your knowledge of animals before going on a torchlight expedition around the Zoo to see what you can find and who is still awake.

    A steam train at Whipsnade Zoo
    The perfect experience for train lovers

    Footplate Experience at Whipsnade Zoo

    Our Footplate Experience allows you to ride on the footplate of one of our beautiful steam engines at Whipsnade Zoo

    A woman and a boy feeding a giraffe as part of the Meet the Giraffes experience at Whipsnade Zoo
    Feed our giraffes

    Meet the Giraffes at Whipsnade Zoo

    Get up close to the world's tallest animals with this special Meet the Giraffes experience.

    Asian elephant Kaylee
    Feed our elephants

    Meet the Elephants

    Hand feed our elephant family and get to know their individual personalities, and how they are helping inform elephant conservation work in the field.

    Amur tiger at Whipsnade Zoo
    Feed the world's biggest cat

    Meet the Tigers

    A once in a lifetime experience to feed a beautiful Amur tiger. Hosted by an expert zookeeper, you'll get a unique insight into the life of an Amur tiger and the chance to ask questions about these incredible animals. 

    Keeper with common hippo
    Feed our Hippos

    Meet the Hippos

    Hand feed our resident "River Horses" our common hippos

    Zoo Explorer participants meet a goat
    Children can join in with exciting animal-themed activities

    Zoo Explorers at Whipsnade Zoo (5-7 year-olds)

    Zoo Explorers is a fantastic one day course for children aged 5–7 who are ready to explore the Zoo.

    Junior Zoo Academy students provide enrichment to the lemurs
    Children can learn about animals and make new friends

    Whipsnade Zoo Junior Zoo Academy (8-10 year-olds)

    This two-day course includes games, challenges, trails and zookeeper activities.

    Three Zoo Academy participants smiling as they use shovels in an animal habitat
    Perfect for teens looking to pursue animal-based careers

    Whipsnade Zoo Academy (15-17 year-olds)

    Join us for an exciting five-day course designed for 15-17 year olds who wish to become zoo keepers or pursue other animal related careers and studies such as vets and vet nurses.

    Brownies on softplay
    A private sleepover at Hullbazoo Indoor Play

    Hullaba-Snooze - Sleepover at Hullabazoo

    A unique opportunity for a private sleepover at Whipsnade Zoo, sleeping inside our softplay, Hullabazoo, learning about some of the animals that live at Whipsnade Zoo and getting a tour before the Zoo opens to anyone else.