The Great Whipsnade Railway

steam train whipsnade zooThe Great Whipsnade Railway will be operating every day from 2 April 2022 throughout the summer. 

Take a ride on one of our two impressive steam engines, Excelsior and Superior, as they weave their way through the territories of some of the world's most inspiring animals.

Elephants, rhinos, camels and deer are just some of the mammals you can expect to see on your journey on The Great Whipsnade Railway. We will take you on a safari adventure you will never forget.

Asked why people love the trains so much, driver and engineer Kevin Edwins said: “It’s the sheer magic of a steam-hauled railway. People love to hear the whistle and see the smoke - very few zoos have them.”

  • The Station Store will open at 11:30am each day where tokens can be purchased. The last train is at 4pm.
  • Operating February half term (Saturday 12 to Sunday 27 February 2022), then weekends only until Saturday 2 April. 

From Saturday 2 April - Friday 30 September 2022, the train will be running every day


Adult (Inc. Seniors.) £4.50
Essential Carer FREE
Child (Under 3) FREE
Child (Aged 3-15) £2.00
Child School Group  Free
Adult School Group £4.50
Adult (Inc. Seniors) Gold Member / Fellow £4.00
Child Gold Member £1.50


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