From 1 April - 1 October 2023, the Great Whipsnade Railway will be open every day.
Take a ride on one of our steam trains and see a different view of Whipsnade Zoo!
Take a ride on one of our two impressive steam engines, Excelsior and Superior, as they weave their way through the territories of some of the world's most inspiring animals. Enjoy the magic of a steam-hauled railway - very few zoos have them so it's a great treat to make your day at Whipsnade even more special.
Elephants, rhinos, camels and deer are just some of the mammals you can expect to see on your journey on The Great Whipsnade Railway. We will take you on a safari adventure you will never forget.
How much does it cost to ride on the steam train?
The Station Store will open at 11:30am each day where tokens can be purchased. Please find fares below:
|Adult (Inc. Seniors.)||£4.50|
|Child (Under 3)||FREE|
|Child (Aged 3-15)||£2.00|
|Child School Group||Free|
|Adult School Group||£4.50|
|Adult (Inc. Seniors) Gold Member / Fellow||£4.00|
|Child Gold Member||£1.50|
When is the train running?
From 20 February, the Great Whipsnade Railway will be running on weekends (every half an hour), up until 31 March 2023. From 1 April - 1 October 2023, the Great Whipsnade Railway will be open every day.
Ever wanted to find out what it really takes to be one of our steam engine drivers? With our unique Footplate Experience you can get an insight into what goes on, on the footplate while steaming past some of your favourite animals.