18 August 2023

The best glamping near London

We have one of the most unique glamping opportunities on offer. Right at the heart of Whipsnade Zoo, you can stay in one of our heated camping pods and put your head down right next to our Rhino paddock. No camping equipment required, everything is set up for your outdoor adventure surrounded by hundreds of incredible animals from around the globe. 

Camping pods in Dunstable

Just up the road from Whipsnade village, Whipsnade Zoo is at the heart of Dunstable at the top of one of the rolling hills of the Downs. It’s the perfect spot to see some of the best sunsets near London.

The perfect destination all year round. As the sun goes down, explore our 600-acre site without the crowds on exclusive behind-the-scenes tours led by our animal experts, by torchlight.

Lookout lodges view at the Zoo at sunset
Torchlight walk at Lookout Lodge experience Whipsnade Zoo
Explore by torchlight after absorbing stunning skylines

Our camping pods are fully stocked with tea and coffee for a cosy hot drink to curl up with and a delectable menu for your dinner and breakfast is included in the great-value cost.

As you lay your head down for the evening, cock your ears. Can you hear owls hooting or our pride of lions roaring in the distance? Perhaps it’s sounds of your bedfellows the white rhinos who, are a stones-throw away from the Lookout Lodge clearing at any given moment.

Food at Lookout lodge being served
Pouring out drink at Whipsnade Zoo lookout lodge
Upgrade your stay with some bubbles to clink on arrival

A trip to one of our camping pods is the perfect gift for animal lovers and fans of the great outdoors, and all within a short train journey from London. No kit required, you can even arrive on-foot without the need to lug hefty camping equipment around.

Overnight stays in our Lookout Lodge camping pods include full-day access to both our Zoos on the day you arrive and the day you head off home. So after a refreshing night of shut-eye cozied-up at our iconic Whipsnade site, why not head back to London the next morning to explore the thousands of animals living there too?

Book your camping pod now

Cosy and warm in the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside, reconnect with nature and spend your night surrounded by hundreds of exotic species with an overnight stay at Whipsnade Zoo.