This week we enjoyed a lovely trip to Whipsnade Zoo for free. Tesco Clubcard points can be exchanged for vouchers, 2.50 of vouchers gives you 10.00 worth of zoo entry vouchers and given that the family ticket costs 70 pounds this was a big saving. The other way to save is to go in the off season which starts at the end of October. The opening hours are the same but the zoo is a lot quieter.
We thought that free was an excellent price and especially enjoyed all the extras. The zoo is on a spectacular site on the edge of the Chiltern escarpment which means that the views are great and there is a fantastic outdoor playground, with equipment large enough for older children. There is also an indoor playground and a miniature steam railway.
We really enjoyed the consistent conservation message that came across throughout the day, they were even handing out sustainable fish leaflets during the penguin talk so we could all go home and shop responsibly. There was a great sea lion show, a wonderful bird show and other events throughout the day and we thought that it was a great day out. Not for 70 pounds, that would have been too much but for free it was amazing !!