Sunset Safari - enjoy the Zoo at sundown

23 Jun 2018 18:00

Slow down, step back and see things differently with Sunset Safari at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo on Saturday 23 June from 6pm to 10pm.

Our feel-good evening is back for one night only at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo giving you the chance to enjoy the Zoo after hours!

See our animals in a different light; chill with penguins, visit our majestic lion pride and spot our cheetahs in the half light.

Take in the unique atmosphere, watch animal feeds and spend quality time with friends and family against a backdrop of music and street artists.

Top ten must-dos

  • Enjoy animal feeds & talks

  • Feast on street food*

  • Take a safari truck tour*

  • Soak up live music

  • Discover our Birds of the World

  • Ride the Jumbo Express steam train*

  • Take in live entertainment

  • Get your face painted*

  • See what our animals get up to after hours

  • Take a photo with our giant comic book frames

*Extra costs apply. Please note there are no cashpoints on site and that the majority of experiences and food stalls are cash only. Activities and entertainment are subject to change and availability.

Earlybird, Adult £17.80
Earlybird, Child (3-15 years) £12.95
Members & Fellows, Adult £16.55
Members & Fellows, Child £12.05
Under 3 years FREE (no ticket required)



Sunset Safari 2017 reviews

[We had] the freedom to walk about and go to as many or as few talks/events as wanted. There was not [a] timetable or route you had to stick to. It was great."

We greatly enjoyed our evening and are planning to return next year"

The fact that it was out of Zoo hours and the animals were enjoying the last bit of sunshine for the day, the lionesses were all taking in the last rays before sundown... Perfect time of day!"

[Our favourite part was] seeing the animals in the evening when they are being fed. The talks are very informative and the atmosphere is lovely.”

There was a lovely atmosphere with the entertainment at Base Camp and visiting on a summer evening was very relaxing”


Upgrade your visit to our VIP Sunset Safari Package including a stay at Lookout Lodge!

What’s included in the VIP package:

  • Entry to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo from 10am.

  • Free car entry to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

  • Welcome drink on check in at your lodge.

  • 1 night’s cosy accommodation for 2 people (and up to two children aged 5-13 years) in a twin or double lodge.

  • Food vouchers to use at one of the many food stall available on the evening.

  • Entry to Sunset Safari.

  • Complimentary ride on the Jumbo Express.

  • A torchlight walk through the zoo back to your lodge.

  • Full English breakfast.

  • Private morning tour with the chance to help feed some of our animals their breakfast.

  • Spend the following day at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo or ZSL London Zoo.

Book your VIP experience