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Zoo

GREEN TOURISM AWAITING GRADING, VAQAS

Contact

Tina Engelmann

01582 872171

Address

Whipsnade Zoo,
Dunstable,
Bedfordshire,
LU6 2LF

Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Disabled access

Prices

Adult £14.50 - £16.00, Child £11.00 - £12.50, Concession £13.00 - £14.50.

Directions

By Public Transport: Combined entrance and bus ticket available from staffed rail stations. Take the X31 or 60 bus from the station. 40 minute journey.

By Road:
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is just north of London in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. For detailed directions, see their website www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

General

  • YesService dogs are NOT allowed:
  • as we are a zoo, we cannot have outside animals.

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

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