Passage through Asia is currently closed. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Passage through Asia is a large rolling paddock with no barriers between you and the animals, housing Bactrian camels, yak, and Pere David's deer amongst others.
Visitors can either drive-through this exhibit when entering by car or just take the Great Whipsnade Railway!
Passage through Asia's acres of open space give Whipsnade's animals lots of space to roam. As well as loads of grass to graze on, you can see our Pere David's deer and axis deer wading in to the large natural lake!
The Great Whipsnade Railway is now open again, to take you on a journey past some of our amazing animals.
Take a ride on one of our two impressive steam engines, Excelsior and Superior, as they weave their way through the territories of some of the world's most inspiring animals.
Elephants, rhinos, camels and deer are just some of the mammals you can expect to see on your journey on The Great Whipsnade Railway. We will take you on a safari adventure you will never forget.
Asked why people love the trains so much, driver and engineer Kevin Edwins said: “It’s the sheer magic of a steam-hauled railway. People love to hear the whistle and see the smoke - very few zoos have them.”
- The Station Store will open at 11:30am each day where tokens can be purchased.
- The first train of the day will be at 12pm, and the last train at 4pm.
- Throughout October, trains will be running hourly during weekdays. At weekends and throughout October half term, trains will run every 30 minutes (weather dependent).
- The train will stop running in November and will operate again in February 2022.
|Adult (Inc. Seniors.)||£4.50|
|Adult School Group||£4.50|
|Child (Under 3)||FREE|
|Child (Aged 3-15)||£2.00|
|Child School Group||Free|
|Adult (Inc. Seniors) Gold Member / Fellow||£4.00|
|Child Gold Member||£1.50|