Big Night Out

21 Jun 2014 18:00 - 22:00

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will open after hours for a unique family night out on Saturday 21st  June 2014!
With a huge variety of animal talks and entertainment there’s something for everyone.

So what's on?

Animal Antics
Our keepers will astound you with fascinating facts and amazing anecdotes in our exciting programme of animal talks, feeds and demonstrations.

The Mane Stage
Dance your way straight into the evening with a host of local musical talent, from the cool sounds of a Caribbean steel band to the feisty beat of African drums and spectacular carnival costumes.

Transformation Station
Visit our transformation station on the main lawn and turn yourself into your favourite zoo animal. With face painting, masks, animal onesies and much more, get transforming and pose for the camera!

The Feeding Frenzy
When you're feeling peckish visit the ‘Feeding Frenzy’ food festival on the main lawn, where you’ll be spoilt for choice. From mouth-watering Hog-Roast to everyone’s favourite Mac ‘n’ Cheese!

This is set to be a visit to the Zoo with a difference!

Limited number of Early Bird tickets on sale now - Save 50% on full price tickets with our early bird discount!  Book early bird tickets 


Big Night Out VIP

New for 2014 - Make your Big Night Out experience extra special with our VIP package.  

Each VIP package includes the following:

Children aged 5 – 13 years old are welcome to attend on this night, and must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum of 2 adults & 2 children per lodge (or 1 adult & 3 children).

The price of a VIP lodge is for 2-full paying guests (same price for 2 adults or 1 adult & 1 child). Additional children are £35 each. Please ensure the additional children’s tickets are purchased when prompted during this process.

  • Luxury lodge accommodation for one night, all linen and towels are provided
  • Free car parking
  • A complimentary drink on arrival
  • A mouth-watering gourmet picnic
  • Front row seats to our most popular evening demonstrations
  • Free passes for the Jumbo Express Steam Train and Safari Through Asia as part of the Big Night Out
  • Hot drink making facilities in lodges
  • Hot or continental breakfast
  • Morning tour before everyone else arrives
  • Giraffe encounter
  • Entry to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Big Night Out
  • Entry into ZSL Whipsnade Zoo on day of departure

Price is per lodge based on two people (adult or child). Up to two children can be added per lodge for an additional charge. Spaces are limited.

Once purchased, please check your confirmation email to ensure all details are correct.

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Picnics are available to order in advance, each picnic is for two people and contains:

  • A vegetarian or meat dish per person from the options below
    • Honey and Soy Sauce Roasted Vegetable and Tofu Salad
    • Chicken Caesar Salad


  • Marinated Greek Kalamata Olives
  • Sweet Onions Marinated in Balsamic Vinegar
  • Harvester Rolls
  • President Brie Wedge
  • Crackers
  • Grapes
  • Two drinks vouchers which can each be exchanged for a 187ml bottle of red, white or rosé wine, J20 or a bottle of Carlsberg
  • ZSL Bag For Life, Bio-degradable Cutlery, Sustainable Palm Leaf Plates and Cutlery

Tickets and more information coming soon

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