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 the 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.

Operational times vary through the year so please check information boards on entry to the Zoo for up-to-date information.

Base Camp Pizzeria


Wild Bite

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

There is a wide selection of hot food including homemade specials made by our chefs on site every day.  Also each day we offer a Kids Bites meal deal where you can pick five items for £4.95 – these include a range of sandwiches, drinks, fruit, and healthy and sweet snacks to choose from. 

Every day there is a wide range of freshly prepared salads and bakery items – all created using the freshest of ingredients. 

Breakfast is served until 11.00am and lunch is served from 11.30am and there is internal and external seating available on the veranda or in the garden.



Whilst the kids are burning off some of that excess energy in the ball pit why not take some time out for yourself and stop for a drink and some freshly baked goods? 

At our Hullabazoo café you can relax with a 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?  


Hullabazoo Kiosk

Located in the outdoor play area this kiosk serves a selection of ice creams, snacks and drinks.


Lookout Cafe - closed until December 2017

Relax, and have a bite to eat or stop for a cup of coffee or tea to enjoy breath-taking views of the countryside whilst enjoying your day at the Zoo.  

The Lookout Café offers coffee and tea, soft drinks, sandwiches, hot dogs and snacks for both the grown-ups and children alike. There is seating indoors and benches outside to enjoy the spectacular views.  

The Cafe is closing in October while we prepare for an exciting new opening coming later this year. 

Whipsnade Zoo catering

Station Picnic Store 

As the name suggests our Station Picnic Store is located next to the Zoo’s very own Railway station. This store offers a variety of sandwiches, salads, cold drinks and snacks.    


Africa Outpost 

The place to go if you have a sweet tooth!  Our Africa Outpost outlet sells waffles, ice cream scoops and sweet treats. Also available a range of hot and cold drinks and sandwiches too.  


Base Camp Pizzeria 

Located close to the Zoo entrance this sells freshly made pizzas, salads and soft drinks.  All our pizzas are made in house on the day with gluten free bases available on request. 



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.

Find out more about sustainability at ZSL here.

We no longer sell single-use plastic water bottles in our Zoos
We no longer sell single-use plastic water bottles in our Zoos


All of our cafés are wheelchair friendly. Find out more about accessibility at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo here.


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