The Experience - Lookout Lodge

A member of staff pouring prosecco
Guests staying at the Lookout Lodge will enjoy three entertaining and educational  tours around the Zoo including a sunset tour, torch-lit night tour and a morning tour.

Led by our experienced hosts, our tours will give you an insider look at how we take care of our animals at the Zoo, and learn how we are working for wildlife around the world.

The tours are only available for guests staying at Lookout Lodge, giving you unparalleled viewing of our animals when the Zoo is closed to the public.


Check in

Your Lookout Lodge experience begins at 4.30pm when you are welcomed by our friendly and experienced host team. Enjoy a glass of bubbly and take in the fantastic views while you settle in to your lodge.

(Please note you can enter ZSL Whipsnade Zoo from 10am on the day of your stay)


Sunset Tour

Embark on your first tour of the evening through the continents of Africa and Asia.



Enjoy a delicious 2 course dinner with your hosts. (Beers, wines and soft drinks available to purchase.)


Torchlight Walk

Head out on a torchlight stroll to see who is still awake whilst searching the skies for bats.



Once back at your lodge relax and then enjoy a good night's sleep.


Morning Wake Up

Be woken by the sound of some of our noiser residents before checking out of your lodge at 7.45am and heading to breakfast.



Enjoy a plentiful breakfast with fruit juices, teas and coffees to set you up for the day ahead.


Morning Tour

Time for a tour around our European area


The End

As the Zoo opens to the public, feel free to spend the rest of the day at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo or head to ZSL London Zoo.

Please be advised our tours are walking tours, each of around a mile in length. Please see our FAQs page for more information.  

ZSL staff member talking to guests

Lookout lodge guests viewing southern white rhinos
Upgrade your stay:

Make you stay at Lookout Lodge even more memorable by taking part in one of our animal experiences!

Guests staying at Lookout Lodge get 15% off our entire Meet the Animals experiences. Find out which animals you can meet here

For the ultimate animal overnight experience, why not combine your stay with our Keeper for a Day experience. Lookout Lodge guests can enjoy this amazing experience for £199 per person (usual price £295).

To add these experiences, please add at checkout or contact See Tickets to add to an exisiting order.


Mum and son feeding the giraffes for Meet the Giraffes experience

Celebrating a special occasion?

Whether you're celebrating an anniversary, birthday or treating yourself to a once in a lifetime experience, Lookout Lodge is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.

Add a Birthday cakeChampagne or Prosecco to your stay at checkout or contact See Tickets to add to an existing booking.


2022 Dates and Prices


Fancy staying in the Lookout Lodge? See available dates here


Lodge for 2 people from £298 per night, with an additional child place £40 each

Book online here

Any questions?

Please see our frequently asked questions