Vets in Action

This half term, budding young vets can put their animal care skills to the test and experience first-hand what it takes to be a vet at the Zoo.

Our fun role-playing vet experience is back! After reporting for duty at the specially created Animal hospital, junior vets will be given their checklists and join the team in the Zoo’s hands-on vet clinics.

Running from Saturday 15 February - Sunday 23 February, children will help examine and carry out treatments on soft toys – from monitoring a chimp’s heart to carrying out checks on a stranded seal, experiencing the huge variety of work carried out by the Zoo’s vets, vet nurses and zookeepers.

After the stethoscopes come off, a packed schedule of demonstrations and activities throughout the week will take families further inside the exciting world of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

A great value day out, Vets in Action is included in the Zoo entry price and there's no need to book in advance. 

Sessions will be available from 10:30am-12pm and 2.00pm-3:30pm. 

Recommended for children aged 5-11. 

  • Exclusive opening Saturday 15 February 2020 from 9.00am-10.00am for our Gold Members(Slots for this session must be reserved in advance). 

Autism friendly early access

On Wednesday 19 February, from 9.00am - 10.00am, we'll be running an exclusive early opening for children with neurodiverse conditions including autism and other sensory processing difficulties. It allows them to enjoy Zoo activities and events with their families and siblings, free from the hustle and bustle of the general visitor which can make it hard for them to take part. All activities are supported by experienced, autism-aware facilitators. A dedicated Sensory Room will also be available for those children needing a quieter and calmer space on these days. Please book your Zoo entry tickets (not required for Members) and then book your free sessions tickets here.