ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

  • With so much to see and do, a visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is the perfect day out for people of all ages.

  • Be amazed by the magnificent lions, cheetahs, chimps and more!
  • Entry to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
    Food and drink
    Important Information

    Open daily (except Christmas Day)

    5 September - 30 October 2022: 10:00-16:00 last entry 17:00
    31 October 2022 - 10 February 2023: 10:00-15:00 last entry 16:00
    11 February - 25 March 2023: 10:00 - 16:00 last entry 17:00

    Last admission one hour before closing time, you will NOT be admitted after this time.

    Address: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2LF

    Please Note:

  • Children under 16 will not be admitted without an adult

  • Permission must be obtained for all filming and photography for commercial purposes

  • Our animal houses close 15 minutes before the Zoo closes

  • There is no provision for left luggage

  • No dogs are allowed on the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo premises

  • Bicycles and motor bikes are not allowed on Zoo premises

  • Rollerskates, rollerblades, skateboards are not allowed on zoo premises. Children's scooters are permitted under the supervision of an adult.

    Get closer to some of the hairiest, scariest, tallest and smallest animals at ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. These historic zoos, run by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), between them house over 1000 amazing species among beautifully landscaped grounds - one an urban oasis, the other a wild adventure.

    BIG 5 adventure
    Pack your kit bag, put your boots on and see if you’re big enough to find the BIG 5 at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo! Come to the zoo and see some of the biggest and best stars of the animal kingdom - lions, giraffes, elephants, bears and rhinos.

    Cheetah Rock
    Come and see our cheetahs in their fantastic new 5,000m2 enclosure, get up close and personal to these fantastic cats. With photos, facts and our amazing Cheetah Rock game, this section is all you need to know about nature's kings of speed.

    Lions of the Serengeti
    The Lions of the Serengeti exhibit provides unique and intriguing views of our pride of African lions – a truly unforgettable experience.

    Rhinos of Nepal 
    The new Rhinos of Nepal exhibit is now open, providing an amazing new home for our greater one horned rhino herd

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