Due to the current Corona virus outbreak, many attractions are delaying their 2020 season opening times and event organisers are cancelling or postponing their events.

While we will try to update the information on this site as much as possible, we cannot guarantee to have all the information we would like.

Therefore we urge you to check the latest information on the attraction or event's website or Facebook pages, and to contact them before travelling to avoid disappointment.

museums and attractions

Railways / Rail Centre

Great Whipsnade Railway 2020

This 2ft 6in. 1¾ mile long railway runs through the paddocks at Whipsnade Wild Animal Park. Steam and diesel locomotives.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access


ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Dunstable Bedfordshire LU6 2LF

Open days

Daily 15-23 Feb. Sat-Sun 29 Feb-29 Mar, 10-18 Oct. Daily 4 Apr-4 Oct & 24 Oct-1 Nov.


By Bus: 34, 35

By Rail: Luton / 10 miles

Take a ride on one of our two impressive steam engines, Excelsior and Superior, as they weave their way through the territories of some of the world's most inspiring animals.

Elephants, rhinos, yaks and camels are just some of the mammals you can expect to see on your journey in the Jumbo Express. With our exciting commentary, we will take you on a safari adventure you will never forget.

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