Visit lots of animals and learn all about wildlife at the biggest zoo in the UK, the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, in Bedfordshire.
You’ll get to see thousands of animals, including lions, tigers, elephants, zebra, playful chimpanzees, rhinos, brown bears, penguins, lemurs, and more. The Whipsnade Zoo is very large, giving the animals lots of room to roam around. Visitors can choose to walk, use the park’s ‘Jumbo Express’ train, or drive their own cars (for an additional fee) from exhibit to exhibit. The ‘Passage through Asia’ exhibit features no barriers between you and animals, so you can either hop on the bus or even drive through in your car, safari-style.
Exhibit highlights include:
Trains from London:
First Capital Connect train services run from St Pancras to Luton with an average journey time of 30 minutes. London Midland run services from London Euston to Hemel Hempstead & Tring also with an average journey time of 30 minutes.
From the railway station, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is accessible by bus, or is approximately a twenty minute taxi ride. There are taxi ranks at both stations.
The park is now served by Centrebus route X31, linking Luton Central Station, Luton Centre, Dunstable and Hemel Hempstead (Centre and Rail Station) with the zoo. It runs approximately every two hours, Monday to Saturday (with some extra peak time buses).