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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Whipsnade

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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo stands as the UK's biggest zoo, covering 243 hectares (600 acres). You can see many of the more than 2,500 animals by walking or using the zoo's bus service. You can even drive your own car through the Passage Through Asia exhibit, where the animals roam freely. Check out cheetahs, Asian elephants, Amur tigers, African lions, and Nepalese rhinos in expansive habitats. See unusual wildlife, such as red pandas and pygmy hippos. Kids can interact with horses, cows, alpacas, and llamas in the children's farm. Daily events include zookeeper talks, feedings, and animal demonstrations, so check the schedule before you visit. The zoo has plenty of venues for food and drink. Book tickets online to avoid waiting in line at the entrance. Arrange your visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and discover more family-friendly attractions in Whipsnade using our Whipsnade trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • Disappointed and not value for money. Property is very run down. A large number of enclosures were empty (bears, lynx, sloth bears and wild boars). None of this is mentioned on the website or at the.....  more
    Disappointed and not value for money. Property is very run down. A large number of enclosures were empty (bears, lynx, sloth bears and wild boars). None of this is mentioned on the website or at the.....  more »
  • It was lovely to have somewhere to go where all the family are happy on a bank holiday and it was great to see that the animals had so much space in their enclosures. ZSL do such good conservation... 
    It was lovely to have somewhere to go where all the family are happy on a bank holiday and it was great to see that the animals had so much space in their enclosures. ZSL do such good conservation...  more »
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  • A great day out for couples! Plenty of space for a picnic or for rest in general during sunny and warm days in between. Plenty to see- you need at least 8h to be able to see everything properly. I would suggest leaving early. There's plenty of free parking. There’s an option to convert your to ticket to a membership for a low fee and then you can get more for your money if you like going to Zoo more then once a year.
  • Adore this Zoo. My little girl absolutely loves going here. Something new to see every time as you can never see it all in one day. The park is fantastic! So much to do for all ages there. Very well thought out and places. Train rides are fantastic, but are at an extra cost. We have annual passes, which if you are local I would recommend, as you only need to go a few times to have more than made your money. I got my partner the Giraffe experience for his birthday and it was amazing. He loved it so much! A bit pricey, but so worth it.

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