Walk of the week

Walk of the week

10.30am on selected dates (free on entry) - meet at the Visitor Centre.

Join one of our team on a relaxing guided walk around the Zoo. This one-hour walk and talk will be an opportunity to spend time with our experts, getting behind the scenes info and occasionally strolling off the beaten track of the Zoo. Meet other like-minded Zoo frequenters and breathe in our big green spaces – breathe in and admire the picturesque surroundings - nurturing both body and mind.

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Each week's walk will have a theme all of its own:

  • 5 May: Hidden Treasures - Who are our favourite lesser-known animals? Let us share with you why we think they are so special.
     
  • 12 May: Celebrate our Native Birds - From the start, Whipsnade has been a sanctuary for native British birds. Join us to find out which native species still call the Zoo their home.
     
  • 19 May: Six Senses? - Let’s explore the extraordinary world of animal senses and discover a whole new way of experiencing our world.
     
  • 26 May: Whipsnade: The Early Days - Another chance to hear the funny, strange and spooky stories of Whipsnade’s early history. (This walk repeats the 1st tour in our history series.)
     
  • 9 June: Whipsnade: the 50s & Beyond - Whipsnade’s 90-year history is full of extraordinary stories and great breeding successes. Join us for the 2nd tour in our history series.
     
  • 16 June: Animal Parents - Being a parent is both a joy and a challenge. Find out how our animals rise to the challenge and visit some of our newest parents and their young. 
     
  • 23 June: Exploring Native Insects - Come and visit our moth trap and our Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and find out how we attract native insects to the Zoo.
     
  • 30 June: Who’s Talking? - Can you guess who’s making that sound? Take part in this surprising sound quiz and meet the animals who make these peculiar noises.  
     
  • 7 July: Armed to the Teeth? - How you fight and how you feed has a big impact on your teeth. Whipsnade’s animals have some remarkable toothy tales to tell.
     
  • 14 July: Keeping Cool the Whipsnade Way - Summer heat waves are becoming more common. You’ll be amazed how well adapted some of our animals are to rising temperatures.
     
  • 21 July: What’s Up Doc? - Want to hear about the daily work of our dedicated vet staff? Come and join us on our vet hospital tour. (Note: Wearing masks and hand sanitising are required. Places are limited and a different tour could be substituted if there is a veterinary emergency.) 

Become a ZSL Member to enter free of charge.

Joining these walks is free of charge on paid entry to the Zoo – places must be booked online in advance.

Please arrive early to avoid queues on Zoo entry.