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Go wild at Whipsnade Zoo

From giraffes and cheetahs to rhinos and lemurs, there's over 3800 animals to meet at Whipsnade Zoo. Set in 600 acres of Bedfordshire wilderness Near Dunstable, it's the perfect place to take the family for a wild day out.

Get up close to your favourite animals with the zoo's Meet the Animals experience, take a train ride on the Jumbo Express Steam Train, or muck in with the staff and become a zookeeper for the day.

Escape to the country on the Dunstable Downs

Whipsnade Zoo is just ten minutes from the Dunstable Downs, a stunning stretch of countryside in the Chiltern Hills. With miles of walks to enjoy, you can easily spend a full day wandering the hillside.

If you've got the time, walk up to Ivinghoe Beacon, a prominent landmark in the hills. From there, you'll get breathtaking panoramic views as far as the eyes can see.

Explore the best of north London

From Dunstable, you're perfectly placed to explore the towns and villages bordering north London. The bustling town of Luton is home to the River Lea and Stockwood Discovery Centre, a green museum and garden lovers' paradise.

Nearby, Watford is home to the Warner Bros Studio Tour, the perfect gift for Harry Potter fans. From the Great Hall to Platform 9�, you can experience the behind-the-scenes magic of the films - and even try a Butterbeer.

Looking for accommodation Near Whipsnade Zoo? Travelodge Luton Hotel is less than 20 minutes away, while Travelodge Toddington M1 Southbound Hotel puts you within easy reach of Watford and Milton Keynes.