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At the centre of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is Hullabazoo - a special area dedicated to entertaining your little creatures! Hullabazoo is made up of Hullabazoo Farm, Hullabazoo Indoor Play and Hullabazoo Adventure Play. 

 

Trevor and Tulip with a child
Hullabazoo Farm

Hullabazoo Farm is an interactive, up-close adventure, where little ones will be able to meet and greet a whole host of farmyard friends. Find out more about Hullabazoo Farm.

 

Hullabazoo Indoor Play

Each element of Hullabazoo Indoor Play is designed around different habitats enabling your children to have fun and mimic their favourite animals. You’ll be able to watch your little ones crawl through the garden, climb like an insect or journey through the Antarctic to become a penguin sliding down the ice.

 

Hullabazoo Adventure Play

Little ones will be climbing new heights at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo with the launch of Hullabazoo Adventure Play – a brand new, outdoor play area.

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Videos

See videos of Hullabazoo indoor play, adventure play and farm!

Ring tailed lemurs play on a scale model of Hullabazoo at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Lemurs celebrate the launch of Hullabazoo Adventure Play with their own mini version.

Miniature donkeys Trevor and Tulip at the Hullabazoo Farm at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

They may be small in size but they have massive personalities!

A pygmy goat filmed on Kid Cam at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's Hullabazoo Farm.

Get a kids-eye view of our new Hullabazoo Farm.

Child playing on Hullabazoo Adventure Play
Little ones will be climbing new heights at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo with the launch of Hullabazoo Adventure Play – a new, outdoor play area.

Now open to the public, Hullabazoo Adventure Play has been specially designed around animal movement, giving youngsters the chance to slither and slide as they run wild and test their agility against one another.

Taking pride of place in the play area will be Whipsnade Heights, made up of six giant towers for children to tackle before they climb cargo nets, clamber over rope bridges and slide down fireman’s poles.

Other fantastic features in the Zoo’s bespoke play area include a zip wire, monkey bars, balance beams, seesaws and climbing frames. And Whipsnade’s youngest visitors haven’t been forgotten about either, as they’ll have their own dedicated play space with swings, slides, and a roundabout.

Marketing Manager at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Laura Duffy said: “Whipsnade’s brand new play area will be a big adventure for little ones. We hope they’ll be inspired by watching our animals at play before exploring the new play equipment as part of a fantastic family day out.”

Hullabazoo Adventure Play, located at the heart of the Zoo next to Hullabazoo Indoor Play and the farm, is suitable for children of all ages, and is open 364 days of the year.

Hullabazoo indoor play

Our brand new exciting and unique indoor play centre is now open at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo!

Each element of Hullabazoo is designed around different habitats enabling your children to have fun and mimic their favourite animals. You’ll be able to watch your little ones crawl through the garden, climb like an insect or journey through the Antarctic to become a penguin sliding down the ice.

Plus we haven’t forgotten you. We understand as parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles that you too have needs, so we will have comfortable seating and a selection of quality food and drinks available within the vicinity.

Hullabazoo indoor play is located at the Children’s Farm (in the heart of the Zoo) and is suitable for children up to 10 years of age.

 

Booking a play time

Hullabazoo has been hugely popular, and for the safety of your children we can only accommodate a limited number at any one time. If you would like to enjoy our latest addition, please make your way to Hullabazoo & if the current session is full we are happy to put your name down for a later time.

Please note that this is on a first come, first served basis, and there have been days during the ½ term when all the sessions have booked up quickly.

 

Children's birthday parties now available at Hullabazoo. Party package includes access to private party room. Find out more about Children's Birthday Parties.

 

 

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More visitor information

 

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.

Trevor and Tulip with a child
Now open and new for Easter 2014, Hullabazoo Farm is an interactive, up-close adventure, where little ones will be able to meet and greet a whole host of farmyard friends.

Some of the many animals you can meet on the farm include, miniature donkeys, Trevor and Tulip, a family of pygmy goats, Gloucester old spot pigs and piglets, sheep and lambs, bunnies,  guinea pigs, ferrets and cute newly-hatched chicks.

Every element of the farm has been specially designed to enable visitors to get closer to the animals than ever before. Visitors to Hullabazoo Garm will be able to explore the pygmy goats’ walk-through home, groom ponies and join in with daily interactive talks and activities, including hands-on mini keeper sessions, animal handling, and storytelling, with keepers on hand to answer all of their farmyard questions.

Hullabazoo, our brand-new indoor play area, is the ideal location to hold a child's birthday party.

While your little monkeys run wild on the play equipment, adults can relax in the private party room. After 1 hour of play, the party feast is then served in the room. Please see below for more information and read the FAQS .

Our parties can accommodate a maximum of 20 guests (including all children and adults).

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Party package 1 (1 - 10 year olds)

Party package 2 (under 5's only):

  • £19 per child
  • Open for 0 - 10 year olds
  • Weekends, school holidays and bank holidays
  • Entry into the zoo
  • Access to party room at Hullabazoo for 2 hours
  • Use of indoor play equipment at Hullabazoo for 1 hour
  • Party food boxes and unlimited squash for children
  • Goody bag for each child
  • Special gift for birthday child
  • Free car parking for all guests (in our main visitor car park)
  • Free adult per four children
  • Additional adults are £15 each
  • Birthday child goes free if ZSL Member
  • £14.50 per child
  • Open for 0 - 5 year olds
  • Weekdays in term time (check dates in FAQS )
  • Entry into the zoo
  • Access to party room at Hullabazoo for 2 hours
  • Use of indoor play equipment at Hullabazoo for 1 hour
  • Party food boxes and unlimited squash for children
  • Goody bag for each child
  • Special gift for birthday child
  • Free car parking for all guests (in our main visitor car park)
  • Free adult per four children
  • Additional adults are £15 each
  • Birthday child goes free if ZSL Member

When can I hold a party?
Our parties run seven days a week.

Time slots available:
10.30am - 12.30pm - weekdays in term time only
13.30pm - 15.30pm

Guests can access the zoo anytime after 10am. The Zoo operates seasonal closing times.

 

Booking details:
Parties can be booked via the link below.

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A non-refundable deposit of £50 is required. Final numbers and full payment are required two weeks before the party.

 

What food is provided for the children?

Party boxes containing sandwich, fruit pot, mini muffin, packet of pomm bears. Plus unlimited squash.

Birthday cakes are available to purchase. You are welcome to bring your own birthday cake, but all other party food and drink must be purchased through ZSL.

 

How can I make the party even more special?
We offer a range of upgrade options. Please book these items when you are contacted for final numbers and payment - two weeks before the party.

We supply basic partyware with the catering but you are welcome to bring your own if the birthday child has a favourite character.

 

Upgrade options:

  • Additional adults = £15 each
  • Birthday cake (for approx 25 people) = £45
  • Cup cakes = From £1.75 per cake
  • Premium tableware (sold in packs of 8) = ask when settling final balance
  • Premium goody bags = £1.50 per child
  • Visit from mascot for 30 minutes (choose from Ernie the Keeper or Lenny the Lion) = £30
  • Face painter = £30 for 10 faces
  • Adult food platters (for 5 people) = £25
  • Teas & coffees (can be purchased from Hullabazoo cafe on the day)

Please note we are unable to arrange any animal encounters.

 

Food for adult guests:
Adult party platters (for 5 people) are available to purchase for £25.

Adult platters include a mixture of cold meats, cheeses, chutneys, breads, marinated olives, pickles and kettle crisps.

Alternatively, adults can purchase beverages and light snacks from the Hullabazoo cafe.

 

If you have any questions about our children's birthday parties at Hullabazoo, please visit our FAQS page, email us at info@zsl.org or telephone 0844 225 1826.