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1. Whipsnade Zoo

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Whipsnade Zoo

Meet some of the most popular animals that you can expect to encounter on your visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and find out facts about the animals, including where they live, what they eat and whether they are endangered in the wild. 

Lions, limas, chimps, giraffes, elephants, hippos and a host of other creatures take centre stage during your drive through the safari style Animal Park set in a large chunk of the Bedfordshire countryside. See Californian sealions show off their diving skills in the Splashzone.

Why not take advantage of the summer evening tour - a different and relaxing way to experience the zoo in a car free environment, finishing off with a barbecue and a drink from the bar.
 
Much of the work here is to research and help these species in their own habitats. Part of the Zoological Society of London, Whipsnade has the strength and depth of expertise not only to care for its creatures in a empathetic and peaceful countryside setting, but also runs conservation and preservation programmes of worldwide significance.

A great Christmas or birthday present for animal lovers is their “zoo-keeper for a day,” experience – see the Whipsnade website for details.

There’s a mini train ride for the kids and a café, restaurant and fast food bar, and gift shop.

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

Whipsnade Zoo Opening Times:
19th February to 4th March, 10.00 am to 4.30 pm
5th March to 15th July, 10.00 am to 5.30 pm
16th July to 4th September, 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
5th September to 29th October, 10.00 am to 5.30 pm
30th October to February, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
  
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is open every day of the year except Christmas Day. Last admission is one hour before advertised closing time. Children under 16 will not be admitted without an adult.

Whipsnade Zoo Admission:
Peak Season                                                                              
Adult (16 – 59 years) £17.70       
Child (3 – 15 years) £13.20                                  
Under 3 Years Free
Concessions £16.20       

For a full list of seasonal prices please click here      

T  +44 (0)1582 872171

W  Whipsnade Zoo Website

Accommodation and eating out near Whipsnade Zoo

The Old Palace Lodge, hotel, http://www.oldpalacelodge.com/

The Bobsleigh Hotel, www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/bobsleigh/index.htm

Harpenden House Hotel, www.foliohotels.com/harpendenhouse

The Pheasant Inn, Dunstable, T. 01582 662706

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