Opening times

Opening times      
Dates Opening Last Entry Closing
20 October 2018 - 27 October 2018 10:00 16:00 17:00
28 October 2018 - 15 February 2019  10:00 15:00 16:00
16 February 2019 - 24 February 2019 10:00 16:00 17:00
25 February 2019 - 30 March 2019 10:00 16:30 17:30
31 March 2019 - 30 April 2019 10:00 17:00 18:00
  • ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is open every day of the year except Christmas Day
  • Last admission is one hour before advertised closing time
  • Children under 16 will not be admitted without an adult

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Our address

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Tel: 01582 872171


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.

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The fastest way to get into the Zoo is by buying your ticket online in advance.

More visitor information


With so much to see and do, a visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is the perfect day out in Bedfordshire for people of all ages.

Our Visitor Information page has all the information you need to plan your day.


Jumbo Express

  • For information on Jumbo Express running times, please see here.