Food and drink

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo offers a variety of food in different areas of the Zoo. Some of these units operate seasonal opening hours so check before a visit for up-to-date information.

  • As a conservation charity, we do as much as possible to support our local community and sourcing ethical foods. By using the best produce available we can ensure the food you are eating is of the freshest and of the highest quality possible. Find out more here.
  • From June 2016, the Zoo stopped selling single-use plastic water bottles, instead swapping them for a sustainable alternative, Water In a Box. Customers are also able to refill their water bottles at various catering outlets around the Zoo. These changes are part of ZSL's #OneLess campaign, which aims to reduce the amount of plastic entering our oceans.

Wild Bite

The Café offers plated meals using the finest ingredients so if its breakfast, lunch or tea, we are sure you will enjoy the selection on offer.

  • The café is open from 10am until 1 hour before the Zoo closes.
  • Internal and external seating available on the veranda or in the garden.
  • Breakfast is served until 11.00am and lunch is served from 11.30am.
  • Our sandwich range is updated seasonally, so please pop in and try these out.
  • We are running a promotion that if you buy a kids hot meal and a drink you get a free piece of fruit.


Whilst the kids are burning off some of that excess energy in the ball pit why not take some time out for yourself.

  • The internal cafe will be open from 10am.
  • Relax with a freshly ground coffee, creamy hot chocolate or a refreshing tea. We also offer a range of healthy or indulgent snacks so if you’re looking for a little boost whilst enjoying some time out why not treat yourself?
  • Why not help us to reduce waste by buying a Slush Puppie Bone cup. Each time you refill you will receive a discount from us as a thank you!
  • Hullabazoo has an ice cream kiosk that opens at weekends and holidays.

Lookout Cafe

Relax and enjoy breathtaking views of the countryside whilst taking time out from your busy day.

  • The café is open from 10am until 1 hour before the Zoo closes.
  • Internal and external seating available.
  • The Lookout Cafe serves a selection of freshly ground coffees for both the grown-ups and children alike. Try one of our delicious Gourmet hotdogs, sandwiches or cakes. It is the perfect place to take a welcome break.


Situated at different locations around the Zoo offering cold drinks & snacks.


All of our cafes are wheelchair friendly.


If you would like more information about the catering offering please call on 01582 871331 and speak to Alan Creswick or Richard Foskett.


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