Whipsnade Zoo

January 1st, 2018 / / 4 Comments »

Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo is set within 600 acres of parkland within Bedfordshire and now includes a number of interactive animal experiences such as the new Butterfly House, In With The Lemurs & Hullabazoo Farm.  Follow our Whipsnade Zoo Guide packed with tips & tricks to get the best from your day or find out how to pick cheap tickets for Whipsnade Zoo below.

1. Whipsnade Zoo; Attractiontix Offers

Look out for online savings on Whipsnade Zoo tickets from partners such as Attractiontix that can offer value for money. Tickets also allow you to skip the line with fastrack entrance into this popular attraction that can help you save some time at the beginning of the day.

More information available at Whipsnade Zoo – Attractiontix Offers.

2. Whipsnade Zoo; Combi Ticket Offers

Look out for cheap ticket offers for Whipsnade Zoo being offered by 365tickets that be worth considering. Deals vary throughout the year so worth taking a look to see what’s on offer at the time of your visit to Whipsnade. Keep an eye out for combination ticket options too for Whipsnade Zoo that offer discounts on more than one visitor attractions in the area.

More information available at Whipsnade Zoo – 365Tickets.


tiger at zoo

Photo; Phil Loach


3. Whipsnade Zoo; Online Savings

For those that can Book Online at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo you can pick up savings off standard gate ticket prices. For double deals families can pick up further discounts of up to 10% when purchasing at least 1 adult & 3 children/2 adults & 2 children tickets, (discounts will be automatically added to you basket). Also look out for discounts for seniors, students & disabled visitors.

4. Whipsnade Zoo; Group Discounts

Club together with friend or family to take advantage of group ticket discounts of up to 25% off standard price tickets. You don’t need to be in the Brownies or the Scouts to take advantage of these group offers – just be in a position to purchase all you tickets together in one transaction. You can pick up a 15% discount at the gate or a 25% discount if you book online in advance.

5. Whipsnade Zoo; Loyalty Clubcard Vouchers

Redeem clubcard vouchers towards your entrance charges at Whipsnade Zoo with options to pay in full or top up with cash should you prefer. This can offers value for money for regular Tesco shoppers but remember to redeem voucher in advance of your visit. Whilst you cannot use clubcard tokens against ZSL membership, any topped up cash can subsequently be refunded for those opt to upgrade.

Find more cheap ticket options below or follow our Guide to Whipsnade Zoo; Top Tips & Hints if you are planning a visit to get the most from your day out.


Hippo at the zoo

Photo; Phil Loach


6. Whipsande Zoo & Voluntary Donations

Worth noting that whether you book online or pay on the gate, there are options to add a small donation to your entry fee for conservation work. Should you prefer, simply omit to add the donation to your basket, (or at the gate if you are purchasing tickets on the day). Whilst this donation does go towards vital conservation work, ultimately the choice is yours to make.

7. Whipsnade Zoo; Blue Peter Badgeholder

Valid Blue Peter Badgeholders can pick up FREE entry to Whipsnade Zoo when accompanied by a full paying adult. Children age 6-15 years that present a valid badge & badge winner’s card can gain free entry & cannot be used in conjunction with any other concessionary entrance offer.  More information Blue Peter Badgeholders.

You can find more deals for Whipsnade Zoo below or follow our Top Tips for Whipsnade Zoo for those planning a trip to the zoo.


Whipsnade Zoo accommodation lookout lodges

Lookout Lodges at Whipsnade Zoo


Top Tips for Whipsnade Zoo

Fast Track Entrance; those that Book Online at Whipsnade Zoo can access the fast track entrance into the zoo that bypasses the queues can build at the main entrance during busy peak times.

Free Parking; great to see that free parking is now available to all Whipsnade Zoo customers within the external car park.

Drive Into The Zoo; the added advantage at Whipsnade is that you can take your car into the zoo that can be particularly beneficial for those with mobility difficulties.

Pack A Picnic; picnics are welcome with plenty of picnic spots available throughout the setting although sadly no lockers are available.

Plan Your Day; as the zoo is set on 600 acres of parkland it can be worth planning ahead to ensure you don’t miss out on any of the daily events taking place across the zoo.  More information available at What’s On at Whipsnade Zoo.

Lookout Lodges; extend your stay with a night at the zoo that includes an out of hours tour and 2 days free entry to the zoo.

ZSL Membership; offers 12 months entry to London & Whipsnade Zoo including free parking perks too. If you purchase membership by direct debit, you can also secure a 20% discount off standard prices.

We’ve more top tips for Whipsnade Zoo too including our favourite things to do over on our Insider Guide page.


feeding time at London Zoo

Penguin Feeding Time at London Zoo, (photo; Phil Loach)



By Liz Walsh

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  1. Would like to purchase a yearly family ticket for my nephew and his family as a Christmas present for whipsnade zoo ….. need to find out prices please

    • Hi Kathy, the ZSL membership offers unlimited entry to both Whipsnade Zoo & London Zoo plus a whole host of additional perks. Family membership for 2 adults & up to 5 children is currently priced at £286 for the year. Membership for 1 adult and up to 5 children is currently priced at £192.50 for the year. You can secure a 20% discount if you pay by direct debit.

  2. I am soon to be 60 do you offer any discounts for the over60s

    • Hi Richard, thank you for your query regarding Whipsnade Zoo. Whilst we are independent of Whipsnade Zoo, (we simple let you know where all the deals & discounts are for top UK visitor attractions), I can see that Whipsnade do offer a senior concessionary rate for those age 60 years or over. You will need to provide supporting documentary evidence on the day of your visit and these concessionary rates are only available at the gate.