Christmas at Whipsnade Zoo

5 Dec - 24 Dec 2020

We’re bringing some Christmas sparkle to Whipsnade Zoo this December!

Get into the festive spirit with Santa and over 3,500 animals (including reindeer!)

Santa needs your help! Festive trail for little elves in training

Santa and his elves are nearly ready to start packing the sleigh ready for Christmas Eve, but they’ve forgotten the reindeer food! Merry, the head elf, has been given the vital task of gathering more reindeer food, but isn’t sure what to collect. Time for your little helpers to step up and take on our Christmas trail! With a little help from our animals, you’ll discover the answer to what Santa's reindeer would like to eat and make sure they keep going strong right around the globe on Christmas Eve. From 5-24 Dec.

The Whipsnade Santa Parade

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without an appearance from the Big Man himself! Join us for jingle bells and ho-ho-ho-ing as Santa and his elves pay a visit to Whipsnade. Dec 12, 13, 19-24. Selected times between 11am - 3pm.

Elf and safety

Everything we’ve planned this Christmas is carefully designed to be Tier 3 safe so that you and your family can relax and enjoy a fun day out safely. We’re proud to have achieved ‘Good to Go’ status.

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Tickets must be booked online in advance

Book your Christmas visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Important information

  • All visitors, including Under 3s and ZSL Members, will need a valid, dated Zoo ticket in order to enter the Zoo.
  • In line with Government covid-19 guidance please bring facemasks for all visitors aged 11 or over.

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