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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is the UK's biggest Zoo! Find out how to visit us...

Opening Times

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is norally open from 10am every day of the year (except Christmas Day) with seasonal closing...

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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo





General enquiries:?0344 225 1826?or

Terms of entry

  • Permission must be obtained for all filming and photography for commercial purposes.
  • Children under 16 will not be admitted without an adult.
  • Re-entry to the Zoo is allowed with a valid hand stamp from the main gate.
  • No dogs are allowed on the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo premises.
  • Bicycles and motor bikes are not allowed on Zoo premises.
  • BBQs not permitted.
  • Rollerskates, rollerblades, skateboards are not allowed on zoo premises. Children's scooters are permitted as long as they are supervised by an adult.
  • Heelys roller shoes must not be used as skates, but may be worn as shoes.
  • Please note, there is no provision for left luggage.
  • See ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's smoking policy


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Zoo map

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Food and Drink

The zoo has a variety of on-site catering outlets, perfect for anyone feeling peckish.