Whipsnade is the UK's largest wildlife park and is home to over 2,500 animals. You can choose whether you view the animals - including elephants, giraffes, monkeys, penguins, sealions, zebras and tropical birds - on foot, by bus or by train. Whichever way suits you, the park has enough to offer to fill any day. There are daily events, such as penguin feeding and the sealion demonstration. Facilities include Run Wild Play Area, Cafe on the Lake & numerous ice cream kiosks. And for the children, the gift shop has cuddly toys of all descriptions. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is open from 10am every day of the year (except Christmas Day) with seasonal closing times. See website for further information re opening times and entry costs.
Address: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable, Bedfordhire, LU6 2LF
Telephone: 01582 872171
We love it here, so much to see and do all washed down with plenty of fresh air. Wrap up warm and enjoy scooting around visiting the various animals from elephants to penguins to cheeky meer cats. Wrap up warm though, it's very windy up there especially by the penguins. Great all year round, oh and the playground and animal displays are brilliant too.