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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Meet the Giraffes at Whipsnade Zoo
Get up close to the world's tallest animals with this special Meet the Giraffes experience.
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.
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.
Photography Workshops at Whipsnade Zoo
Our photography workshops at Whipsnade Zoo are a great opportunity to perfect your snapping skills.
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.
Whipsnade Zoo Junior Zoo Academy (8-10 year-olds)
This two-day course includes games, challenges, trails and zookeeper activities.
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.
Meet the Hippos
Hand feed our resident "River Horses" our common hippos