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.

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

    Meet the animals

    Make your day unforgettable by meeting our animals with one of our expert keepers.

    A steam train at Whipsnade Zoo
    Steam engine experience

    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.

    Nighttime at Lookout lodges Whipsnade Zoo
    Sleepover at the Zoo

    Lookout Lodge - Stay overnight 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 Junior Zoo Academy student sits with ring-tailed lemurs

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

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

    A butterfly at Whipsnade Zoo
    Advancing your wildlife photography

    Photography Workshops at Whipsnade Zoo

    Our photography workshops at Whipsnade Zoo are a great opportunity to perfect your snapping skills.

    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. 

    Kids being shown a skull on camping overnight stay at the Zoo
    Camping at the Zoo

    Nature Night Camping

    Pitch your tent on our main lawn 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 awak

    A Junior Zoo Academy student sits with ring-tailed lemurs

    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

    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.

    A group of Keeper for a Day experience participants with a giraffe

    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.