The Great Whipsnade Railway

steam train whipsnade zooThe Great Whipsnade Railway is now open again, to take you on a journey past some of our amazing animals.

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 first train of the day will be at 12pm, and the last train at 4pm.
  • Throughout October, trains will be running hourly during weekdays. At weekends and throughout October half term, trains will run every 30 minutes (weather dependent). 
  • The train will stop running in November and will operate again in February 2022. 



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


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