ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Coronavirus Safety Measures

We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable visit.

Here is how we are keeping our visitors safe:

Pre-booked ticketing

Members, Patrons, Fellows and all paying visitors need to pre-book tickets online here.

Please note that limited numbers of tickets are available each day. If your preferred date is fully booked, please check alternative dates for availability.

Indoor areas are closed for now

Know before you go - Whipsnade Zoo falls under social distancing guidance. This should have a minimal impact on your visit, we hope you have a great time. Just have a read of what you need to know below and over on our FAQs page.

All catering outlets are take-away only

Our Base Camp restaurant will be closed, but you will still be able to enjoy a delicious meal, al fresco! Simply visit our on-site fish and chip van, pop-up barbecue, or River Cottage Deli for some tempting treats.

Masks are mandatory on arrival, and in some walk-through areas.

If you are entering the Zoo on foot, you will need to wear a face mask on arrival - but this doesn't apply if you are medically exempt, or enterting the Zoo by car. Please remember to bring a face mask as you'll be prompted to wear these in certain areas.

Hullabazoo and the Great Whipsnade Railway are closed.

High-touch areas such as our Hullabazoo indoor play area and steam train will be closed until they can be enjoyed again in a safe way. Our brand new outdoor play area will be open to everyone for your visits from 26 April onwards, with booking required on the day.

Keeper talks and some animal experiences will not be running.

Our regular talks programme isn't running, to keep both our visitors and staff safe by avoiding people gathering in groups in one area.

Please check our Experiences pages for the latest information about what's running and availability.

Helping our visitors practise social distancing

We have clearly marked out any areas where queues might occur, like the Zoo entrance, to help everyone maintain a safe 2m distance from one another.

Providing hand sanitised and handwash stations around the Zoo

At regular stops around the Zoo we have placed hand sanitizer and handwash stations to make sure visitors can frequently wash their hands.

Creating physical barriers

Barriers have been added in select places around the Zoo where it is more difficult to maintain social distancing, for example at tills.

Cashless transactions

We are only accepting contactless payments including debit cards, credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

For more information, take a look at our dedicated FAQs page.

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