Please find below information that will help you plan your visit.
The ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Schools’ Lunchroom is not bookable, but is a free space offered on a first come, first served basis. The Schools Lunchroom can sit 40 students.
It is located in Base Camp in a secluded and quiet area which can be accessed by a footpath around the Base Camp car park. Additional wet weather shelters are dotted around the Zoo (umbrella sign on your teacher day planner) for you to also use as covered areas to lunch.
There is ramp access at the back of the space, the door can be opened from the inside.
Do you have a booked school session? If you do, please consider the following….
- It will take 5 mins to walk from the Unicorn Room and Griffin Room (point 1 and 2 on your teacher day planner) to the lunchroom
- It will take 10 mins to walk from the Giraffe Behaviour Session (Giraffes in Africa on your teacher day planner) to the lunchroom
- It will take 10 mins to walk from the Fairy Tales session (point 4 on your teacher day planner) to the lunchroom
- It will take 15 mins to walk from the Colours of the Zoo session (point 5 on your teacher day planner) to the lunchroom
- It will take 15 mins to walk from the Tiger Trackers session (Tigers in Asia on your teacher day planner) to the lunchroom
- It is next to the Bioblitz Minibeast habitat space
This space will potentially be used by other groups and we cannot control exposure that an individual with allergies will have to foods such as nuts etc. If a student has severe allergies, the teacher will need to make alternative arrangements for their lunch space
The toilets are in a separate building to the lunchroom – they are located at point 2 on your teacher day planner. It’s good to get your groups to go to the bathroom beforehand
There are no hand-washing facilities at the lunchroom
We would appreciate teachers and students leaving the area as tidy as possible after their lunch slot, so please help us clean up. There are recycling and general waste bins in the lunchroom please encourage all students to use the bins appropriately.
We really hope you enjoy your visit.