Lookout Lodge - See you soon

The time is nearly here to experience ZSL Whipsnade Zoo….at night.

To ensure you have a fun and enjoyable stay, we have put together so handy hints to help you make the most of you stay at Lookout Lodge.

Thank you for booking to stay at Lookout Lodge. Please download a guest information pack ahead of your visit.

Please check back March 2023 for your guest information pack.



Both our adult and children's menus can be found below. We cater for most common dietary requirements as standard.

Please check back start of March 2023 for our 2023 menus.

If you do have any specific dietary requirements or allergies please let the team know when you check in, email us on experienceenquiries@zsl.org or give us a call on 0344 225 1826.

Packing List

Towels and bed linen are provided so all you need to bring is:

  • Warm Clothes- Whipsnade is high up on the Chiltern Downs and can get a little chilly, especially in the evening.
  • Waterproof Coat if it is going to rain - check the forecast here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2634149
  • Sensible shoes - all of our tours take place on foot and some of the paths may be uneven.
  • Your toothbrush (although we do have complimentary ones if you forget!)
  • A torch
  • Once you have checked out you will need to store your luggage in your car for the rest of your visit. If you are not bringing a car with you please speak to your hosts on the day of you experience about luggage storage options.
  • Please double check your confirmation to ensure that you have booked additional child tickets if attending on a family friendly night. Please call us on 0344 225 1826 if you are unsure.

Top Tips

  1. Ask questions. Our hosts are very experienced and knowledgeable about the animals at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, so ask them absolutely anything you like!
  2. Be patient. It is true what they say about working with animals, you never know what to expect. Sometimes we will see them, sometimes we won’t. Your hosts will be with you during the tours to give you the best possible chance of seeing the animals, but we can never make any guarantees. You can revisit their enclosures the next day.
  3. Look out for our baby Southern White Rhino, Nandi. Make sure that you ask your hosts the best time to spot her during you visit.
  4. If you have time head to ZSL London Zoo after your lodge stay (free entry on day of departure) and look out for our Asian Lions in Land of the Lions.
  5. As a guest at Lookout Lodge we are pleased to say that you are eligible for a 10% discount in our visitor centre shop. Please show your Lookout Lodge ticket to the cashier to take advantage of this offer.
  6. We are pleased to announce that for the 2022 season Lookout Lodge guests are able to receive a discount on tickets for the Great Whipsnade Railway. Please show your Lookout Lodge ticket at the ticket offcie to receive your discount. The Great Whipsnade Railway runs on select dates throughout the year. Please check here for the Great Whipsnade Railway operating schedule or ask your hosts for more details. 
  7. If you would find a visual story helpful to support your Lookout Lodge experience you can download one here.

Make your stay even more special by booking one of our upgrades, Champagne, Prosecco or a birthday cake. These are the perfect extras to include on your night if you are celebrating a special occasion. Please call us on 0344 225 1826 to book these extras. They must be booked at least 7 days before your stay.

  • Meet the Animals experience. Lookout Lodge guests are entitled to a 15% discount on all Meet the Animals experiences at either ZSL Whipsnade Zoo or ZSL London Zoo. Please see http://www.zsl.org/meet-the-animals for more details. 
  • Keeper for a Day: Take part in our Keeper for a Day experience for £199 per person a saving of 33%.
  • Birthday cake = £48.50
  • Baron De Marck Champagne - A pure soft Champagne with stylish character, its fruit is fresh and appealing bursting with apples and lemons = £49.95
  • Stelle D’Italia Prosecco - Extra dry, bright and full of lemon zip. Creamy grapes with pear aromas = £23.95

If you have misplaced your booking confirmation or have any questions before your visit, please contact us on 0344 225 1826 or email us your enquiry.

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