ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Attractions , Zoos and aquariums London
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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
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Run by the team behind London Zoo and set in 600 acres of Bedfordshire parkland with views across the Chilterns, Whipsnade offers a huge variety of animals including all the favourites – chimps, lions, elephants, camels, zebras, hippos and giraffes. The emphasis is on learning about how the animals live in near-as-possble natural habitats, with viewing huts providing exceptional views through glass walls. There are also daily shows where you can watch feeding time and find out more about the zoo's exotic beasts. The ZSL Animal Photography Prize Exhibition runs at the zoo until July 1, featuring impressive images of animals around the world.

Venue name: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Contact:
Address:
Dunstable
LU6 2LF
Opening hours: Early Mar-early Nov: 10am-6pm daily (5pm last admission)
Transport: Rail: Luton Central/Hemel Hempstead rail then bus X31
Price: £21, £19.50 concs, £16 3-15s, £62.10 family
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Kirsty E
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This is a HUGE zoo!! Probably the biggest I have ever been to. With so much open space, it makes it very strenuous to walk around. There are lots of species here, although to be honest the same can be said for most zoos that cover a much smaller area. Having said that, the exhibits are nice and it seems the animals all have a lot of space to roam about in.


My main gripe was the cost. The entry tickets are priced as expected, however once you are in, there are too many added extras.. Even the mini train wasn’t included in the entrance fee! On top of this, it is possible to drive around the zoo (for an additional £20 per vehicle!) Not only is this extortionate in my opinion, but it also adds unnecessary danger. Part zoo/part safari park doesn’t work. It is not clear enough which paths are for pedestrians and which are for cars. This made it very difficult with our 2 year old daughter who really just wanted to run around and see the animals.


A good animal park but I can’t see us visiting again over the likes of Colchester or London zoo.