Plan your Day

Buy Tickets Online

Save 10% when you book zoo tickets online. Special discounted rates apply for groups of ten or more.


Get directions to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo by bus, train and car.

Opening Times

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is open from 10am every day of the year (except Christmas Day) with seasonal closing times.

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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo





General enquiries: 0344 225 1826

Family time

Entry costs

To give our visitors value for money ZSL Whipsnade Zoo operates a tiered ticket price system, including discounts...
Wild Bite cafe at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Food and Drink

The zoo has a variety of on-site catering outlets, perfect for anyone feeling peckish.

Terms of entry

  • Permission must be obtained for all filming and photography for commercial purposes.
  • Children under 16 will not be admitted without an adult.
  • Re-entry to the Zoo is allowed with a valid hand stamp from the main gate.
  • No dogs are allowed on the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo premises.
  • Bicycles and motor bikes are not allowed on Zoo premises.
  • BBQs not permitted.
  • Rollerskates, rollerblades, skateboards are not allowed on zoo premises. Children's scooters are permitted as long as they are supervised by an adult.
  • Heelys roller shoes must not be used as skates, but may be worn as shoes.
  • Please note, there is no provision for left luggage.
  • See ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's smoking policy


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Flying macaws at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Daily Animal Shows

Get the most out of your day by learning more about the animals at the daily demonstrations, talks and feeds!
Mara on the Chiltern downs at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo


Find out all about accessibility at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
Map of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo 2014

Zoo map

Help plan your wild day out with the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo map.


Answers to our most frequently asked questions about the Zoo.
A group of adults entertained by animals at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Group visits

Plan your group visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and get discounted entry for groups of ten people or more!


Let your little ones have a truly wild day out with Hullabazoo Adventure Play and Hullabazoo Indoor Play!

Jumbo Express

Jumbo Express steam train in ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Take a ride on one of our two impressive steam engines as they weave their way through ZSL...