Entry costs

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Ticket prices from 23 April 2019 - 30 June 2019 inclusive

  Online advance price* Gate price / online booking within two days of visit*
ZSL Members N/A N/A
Adults £25.20 £28.00
Children (3-15 years) £16.38 £18.19
Children under 3 years FREE FREE
Concession - 65+, student & adult visitor with a disability (free entry for essential carer) £22.68 £25.20

*Inclusive of a voluntary 10% donation to help fund our wildlife conservation work around the world.
Advance online ticket prices excluding a voluntary 10% donation are: Adult £22.91; Child £14.89; Concession £20.62. Gate and online price within two days of visit excluding a voluntary 10% donation are: Adult £25.45; Child £16.54; Concession £22.91.
* Book online at zsl.org up to 23:59 two days before your visit to receive 10% off standard gate ticket prices (i.e. Before 23:59 on Thursday to visit Saturday). Tickets bought within two days of your visit will be charged the walk-up gate price.
Please note, many external promotions are only redeemable at the gate and cannot be used in conjunction with tickets purchased online.

Ticket prices from 1 July will vary by date. Please click on 'Buy Tickets' and select your chosen date from the calendar to see the ticket prices for that date. 

Car entry 

Car entry from 16 February 2019 - 31 October 2019 inclusive 

Car entry - non-member (Free external parking is available opposite entrance) £25.00
Car entry -  ZSL Member (Free external parking is available opposite entrance) £12.50


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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.
  • 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 under the supervision of 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 our full T&Cs

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Further information

*Online discount

Book online at zsl.org to receive 10% off standard gate ticket prices.

Concessions at the gate

The following concessions are available on the day when you arrive at the main gate:

  • Discounted rate for student, seniors and disabled visitors. Relevant supporting documents must be brought on the day of your visit.
  • One free adult ticket with every 10 paying children.
  • Free entry for one essential carer or free car entry into the Zoo is available per paying disabled visitor.

Trike hire

  • Trikes for children (18 months+ up to a maximum of 20kg) are available to hire for just £5 from the retail tills at our Visitor Centre.
  • We recommend that children using trikes wear a helmet (we have a limited supply available, please ask).
  • A refundable deposit of £20 is required.