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Lookout Lodges Gift Experience, Family Nights

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An overnight stay at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo makes a unique and exciting gift for the whole family.

Lookout Lodge is a stay with a difference where you get the chance to sleep overnight at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Located next door to our white rhinos, drift off to sleep in one of nine cosy lodges whilst listening to the sounds of the zoo at night.

Before settling down for the night families are able to experience the zoo after dark. A knowledgeable guide will take you on three exclusive tours.

This gift voucher itself is presented in an attractive gift voucher pack, valid for our family nights only, with instructions on how to book onto this once in a lifetime experience.  

A stay at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s Lookout Lodge is an ideal gift for the family that loves animals and wants to share an experience that is truly unforgettable.

This gift voucher is valid for our family nights. For our adult only overnight experience please click here

Lookout Lodge Gift Experience includes:

  • Overnight stay in a lodge for two adults and up to two children
  • Three exclusive after-hours tours of the zoo at sunset, after-dark and in the morning
  • Knowledgeable guide on hand throughout the experience
  • Two days full access to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, with the option to visit ZSL London Zoo on your second day
  • A delicious two-course dinner
  • Full English breakfast
  • Complimentary drink on arrival
  • Free car parking entry at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
  • Experience gift pack including one Lookout Lodge gift experience voucher
  • FREE shipping of the gift pack to any UK address
  • For more information please visit our Lookout Lodge homepage

**We understand the current climate with Covid may disrupt or inhibit plans, which is why ZSL will do our best to ensure any purchased gift experience can be honoured and enjoyed.
To re-book or extend an expiry date please contact **


This product can be found in collections such as:

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Gift Shop Zoo Vouchers Gift Lodge Experiences

What to expect

Depending on arrival time families are welcome to explore the zoo or relax in their lodge, with the option for the adults to enjoy a complimentary glass of prosecco whilst overlooking your view of the spectacular Chiltern Downs.

Once the zoo has closed you will be taken on your first sunset tour led by one of our passionate and knowledgeable hosts to see a variety of different animals including rhinos and lions. 

Following your first tour it will be time for dinner, which is a delicious two course meal with the other families and our hosts.

After dinner your hosts will take you on a torchlight stroll through the zoo to see who is still awake and search the skies for bats.

Then it is time to return to your lodge and enjoy a good night’s sleep whilst listening to the sounds of the zoo.

An early morning wake-up lets you enjoy a full English breakfast before heading off to help feed some of our animals their breakfast!

The experience finishes with the opening of the zoo where you are free to explore at your leisure, or head off to ZSL London Zoo to see more amazing animals including gorilla.

The Lodges

The gift voucher is for one lodge which sleeps two adults and up to two children.

Double and twin bed lodges are available with a pull-out sofa bed for the children.

Each cosy lodge is named after an animal species at the zoo.  

The lodges are not en-suite and there is a separate male and female washing facility with showers and toilets a short walk away from the lodges.

Full amenities include:

  • Comfy beds with soft linen and pillows. Choice of double or twin beds.
  • A pull-out sofa bed
  • Bedside table
  • Coat hooks
  • A heater and two power sockets to ensure a cosy stay
  • Veranda with seating to soak up the atmosphere and relax
  • Hair dryer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Towels are provided in the separate washing facility

Know before you book

  • The gift voucher is valid for one night for one lodge sleeping a maximum of two adults and two children or one adult and three children
  • Children must be aged between 5-13 years old and must be staying in a lodge with an accompanying adult who is over the age of 18
  • Fully accessible lodges are available
  • If you require a carer please let us know in advance as you are eligible for a discounted price
  • A large portion of the tours takes place outside and occurs rain or shine so please check the weather before you come and dress accordingly!
  • Your ticket will be forfeit if you cancel within 14 days of your reservation
  • Please see our full terms and conditions for more information


  • The gift voucher is valid for one year from the date of purchase
  • The overnight experience is available on select family nights throughout the year
  • All bookings are subject to availability so we recommend that you book your preferred date at least six weeks in advance

How do gift experiences work?

Simply purchase the gift experience and we will send a gift voucher to you or the recipient. The gift voucher includes all the information needed to book onto your Lookout Lodge experience.   

For more information see our FAQ’s or get in touch with us at

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