Food and drink
There are several catering outlets at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, but some of them operate seasonal opening hours so check before a visit for up-to-date information
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo offers a variety of food in different areas of the Zoo.
Being part of a conservation charity we do as much as possible to support our local community and sourcing ethical foods. All our fresh meats and vegetables come from within a 45 mile radius of the zoo; this reduces food miles and carbon footprint.
We have also started our very own herb garden which produces a small amount of vegetables and herbs to use within our freshly cooked dishes.
All our fish produce are Marine Stewardship Council certified and all our tea, coffee and hot chocolate are rainforest alliance certified.
By using the best produce available we can ensure the food you are eating is of the freshest and of the highest quality possible.
|Wild Bite Café|
The Café offers plated meals using the finest ingredients so if its breakfast, lunch or tea, we are sure you will enjoy the selection on offer.
Situated at map reference C3 the café is open from 10am until ½ an hour before the Zoo closes
Internal and external seating available on the veranda or in the garden.
Between the 18th November and 20th December all Members of ZSL purchasing a main meal in the Wild Bite Cafe will be entered into our prize draw, with a chance to win one of three Christmas Hampers.
|Wild Bite Kiosk|
If you want something on-the-go then head to our kiosk on the veranda at the Wild Bite Café.
Situated at map reference C3 the kiosk is open from 11:30am over the weekend
The Wild Bite Kiosk offers a variety of drinks, snacks & ice creams.
Whether it’s a morning kick-start or afternoon refreshment, the coffee bar is open all day to meet your requirements. Serving a selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks, there is plenty on offer to help you recharge your batteries.
Situated at map reference D3 the coffee bar is open from 10am over the weekend
Hot and cold drinks, snacks and hot bacon rolls are served throughout the day.
External seating only.
Whilst the kids are burning off some of that excess energy in the ball pit why not take some time out for yourself.
Situated at map reference C4 the internal cafe will be open from 10am
Relax with a freshly ground coffee, creamy hot chocolate or a refreshing tea. We also offer a range of healthy or indulgent snacks so if you’re looking for a little boost whilst enjoying some time out why not treat yourself?
Why not help us to reduce waste by buying a Slush Puppie Bone cup.
Looking to organise a child's birthday party? Find out more.
Relax and enjoy breathtaking views of the countryside whilst taking time out from your busy day.
Situated at map reference D1 the café is open from 10am until 1 hour before the Zoo over the weekend
Internal and external seating available.
The Lookout Cafe serves a selection of freshly ground coffees for both the grown ups and children alike. Why not try one of our homemade Quorn Chilli with Nacho's, soup or creamy hot chocolates to warm you up. Also available are cold drink, baguettes, ciabattas and snacks, It is the perfect place to take a welcome break.
Situated at different locations around the Zoo.
Map reference E2 Cold drinks, ice creams & snacks
Map reference C1 Cold drinks & snacks
Map reference C4 Cold drinks & snacks
Map reference D3 Cold drinks
We can cater for groups
With so much to see and do, a visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is the perfect day out in Bedfordshire for people of all ages.
Our Visitor Information page has all the information you need to plan your day.