Meet Santa at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

9 Dec - 24 Dec 2017

This December kids are invited to meet their favourite Christmas characters among some of the best company the animal kingdom has to offer.

Throughout weekends and the week leading up to Christmas, visitors can book to Meet Santa at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo as an extra wintery treat.

This Christmas Santa and his elves will be setting up shop at Whipsnade in his brand new Christmas grotto.

Kids can take part in fun, festive arts and crafts with Mrs Claus and, of course, meet Santa himself.

Every child, will receive an early Christmas gift as well as have the opportunity to pose for a yuletide photograph with Santa.


  • 18th, 19th & 24th December LAST TICKETS REMAINING
  • 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd December SOLD OUT


  • Non-members will need to purchase a combined admission and Meet Santa ticket for children - there are no admission fees for under 3s.
  • There is no Meet Santa charge for adults, but full admission charges to the Zoo for non-members still apply. 
  • ZSL members only need to book tickets for children.
  Non-member ZSL Member
Child £27.40 (combined entry & Meet Santa ticket) £12
Under 3 £12 £12
Adult £19.65 N/A
Concession £17.70 N/A


Please select your date below to purchase tickets


VIP breakfast with Santa

This experience has now sold out 

For a completely unique winter experience, Christmas lovers can book limited spaces to join Santa and his reindeers before the Zoo opens and tuck into a delicious Zoo breakfast.

Please note that there is a maximum of 4 adults and 3 children per VIP booking. If you would like to book for a larger group, please contact us on 0344 225 1826.

Experience includes

  • Sneak into the Zoo with Santa’s elves before opening time.
  • Hot breakfast with Mrs Claus.
  • Personal reindeer talk with the Zoo’s presenters.
  • Meet Santa in his grotto and take part in Christmas arts and crafts.
  • Receive a Christmas present from Santa with the option to purchase a festive photo.


  • All dates have now sold out for VIP breakfast with Santa

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