Zoorassic Park

Zoorassic Park Whipsnade Zoo

Book your tickets to this year's biggest prehistoric adventure today - all included with Zoo entry!

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This summer, come face-to face with life-sized animatronic dinosaurs at Whipsnade Zoo's brand new Zoorassic Park! Travel back in time and walk with the gargantuan dinosaurs who roamed the earth millions of years ago.

Paying visitors must book tickets online and in advance. Book yours now:

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* Additional charges may apply.

Under 3s and ZSL members, Patrons and Fellows go free

Please note the Zoorassic Park exhibition closes at 5:30pm; last entry is at 5pm.

Whipsnade Zoo’s dinosaur exhibition is being produced by Dino Don, Inc.


Amur tigers Makari, Czar, and Dmitri celebrate their second birthday

Pop in again and again for free with a zoo membership!

Become a zoo member this summer for plenty of great days out – and your staycation is sorted!

Fun for the whole family!

Two pre-schoolers walk towards each other on a wooden play area

With under-3's visiting completely free, we've rounded up the very best of our on-site activities for you to enjoy with your toddlers in tow:

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Welcoming the next generation of zookeepers!

Keeper for a day

Our Junior Zookeeper Academy is certain to make memories and give budding 8-10-year-old animal-lovers a chance to experience not one, but two days in the life of a Whipsnade zookeeper.

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24 Jul - 31 Oct 2021

It’s your last chance to visit our life-like animatronic dinosaurs at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo!

Visit during the October half term to enjoy our brand-new Halloween trail and learn about gruesome dinosaur feeding habits.

But you’d better be quick, as our dinosaurs will go extinct after 31 October!

This Halloween, our Zoorassic Park event is getting a monstrous upgrade. Try our new interactive trail to see how your teeth compare to a Tyrannosaurus Rex, which of our dinosaurs was partial to fish for dinner and who lives in the giant pile of Parasaurolophus poo!

But, that’s not all. Journey around the rest of Whipsnade Zoo throughout the half term to discover some of the weird and wonderful ways our animals feed and forage. Join our daily talks* to uncover disgusting habits and find out which of our residents need to work on their table manners.

Our Zoorassic Park event runs until 31 October and our brand-new half term activities and trail are available 23-31 October. All activities are suitable for children of all ages.

A great value day out for all the family, entry to the Zoorassic Park experience is free with Zoo entry:

  • NEW for half term: learn about repulsive dinosaur diets
  • NEW for half term: compare your teeth to a Tyrannosaurus rex
  • NEW for half term: join daily talks about animal eating habits - check our 'What's on' boards on the day of your visit for times
  • Get up close and personal with our life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs
  • Numerous different dinosaur species on display
  • Plus explore Whipsnade’s 600 acres and discover over 9,500 animals!

There's no need to book an additional ticket for our dinosaur exhibit, but please make sure Zoo admission tickets are purchased in advance.

Under 3s and ZSL members, Patrons and Fellows go free.

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*Check boards around the zoo for daily talk times.

Visited Zoorassic Park already? Try our downloadable dinosaur activity sheets to continue the fun at home!


Please note the Zoorassic Park exhibition closes at 4:30pm; last entry is at 4pm.

Whipsnade Zoo’s dinosaur exhibition is being produced by Dino Don, Inc.

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2022 Dates will be released in December 2021





Have you ever wanted to know what animals get up to at night?

Now’s your chance with Nature Night Camping at the Zoo.

Pitch your tent on our main lawn and spend the evening discovering what both native and exotic animals get up to at night. Learn what to look for when tracking them down before going on a torchlight expedition around the Zoo to see what you can find and who is still awake!

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Nature Night Camping will take place on selected Saturday's, from 6.30pmovernight until 10am, when you will then be free to spend the day in the Zoo, after you’ve packed up your tent of course. This is a family friendly event and children must be aged 5 years or older to take part.

Included in your Nature Night:

  • Torchlight expedition around the Zoo to see who is still awake
  • Unique morning tour before the Zoo opens
  • Free entry into ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (on day of departure)
  • Free car entry (for night of sleepover and day of departure)
  • Flat grass pitch for your tent
  • Breakfast roll and a drink (tea, coffee, apple or orange juice. Sausage, bacon or veggie sausage roll)


  • £60 for Adults
  • £55 for Children
  • ZSL Gold members, Patrons and Fellows receive a 10% discount on this experience. This discount will be added automatically at checkout when you sign in using your registered email address. If you are having problems please call us on 0344 225 1826.


  • This experience is available on selected Saturday nights between June and September. Click on the book now link for more details.

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Please note: Children must be aged five years or above to take part. If you have any questions please call the team on 0344 225 1826 or email experienceenquiries@zsl.org.

Example itinerary:


Arrive at the Main Entrance, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Your hosts will welcome you and direct you to your parking area.


Head to the lawn and pitch your tent!

It’s a two minute walk from the car park.


Welcome Talk and Activity

Your hosts will run through the itinerary for the evening, all health and safety information plus answer any questions.


Dinner Break

Guests will need to bring their own evening meal or picnic. Please note BBQ’s and Stoves are not allowed.


Torchlight Expedition

Explore the Zoo and see who is still awake.



Back to camp


Prepare for bed


Lights off and sleep


Wake up to the sounds of the animals nearby


Pack down camp



Included in your ticket


Morning tour

Explore one of our exhibits before the Zoo opens



You are welcome to stay in the Zoo for the day (entry is included in your ticket price)



What previous Nature Night guests thought:

Exceptional treat for our kids. The staff were brilliant!


The experience was fantastic. The staff were very welcoming & knowledgeable & both the tours were fantastic. We all had a great time!


A big thank you to the 3 ladies who lead the camp, they were very friendly, approachable and great with the kids.


All presenters were amazing, they were friendly, informative and also was happy to help. They made everyone feel at easy and they are a credit to the zoo.


The experience was fantastic and we all really enjoy our night at the zoo.



African lions at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Lions....just one of the animals that you can expect to see on your camping experience!