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

All paying visitors need to pre-book tickets online here. You can arrive at any time after the time shown on your ticket.

Members, and Fellows don't need to book in advance for weekday visits, except during Bank Holidays, weekends and school holidays. From 19 July, Patrons will no longer need to book at all. See the guidance on bookings for our supporters.

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 back open for you to enjoy

Our indoor enclosures have safely reopened, please have face masks with you on your visit - we’ll be encouraging visitors to voluntarily continue wearing masks when inside our retail and catering spaces, and indoor exhibits.

To keep the animals in our walkthrough exhibits as safe as possible (the areas where visitors share the same space as our animals) we will be asking all visitors aged over 11yrs without exemptions to wear facemasks.

Our delicious eateries are covid-secure

Indoor dining is available at our Base Camp restaurant and River Cottage. You also have lots of options 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 take away treats.

The Great Whipsnade Railway has reopened

Our Hullabazoo indoor play area has also reopened, and our steam train will be open from 19 July onwards. Our brand new outdoor play area is also open - find out all you need to know here

Train on railway at Whipsnade

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.

There's hand sanitiser and handwash stations all 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.

Cashless transactions

We are asking all our visitors to use contactless payments. With the contactless limit having been increased to £45, there is also limited need for PIN entry and your payment can remain contactless.

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

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