Young animal enthusiasts can try their hand at being Vets in Action this half term at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 February 2018


Aspiring young vets can put their animal care skills to the test at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo this February half-term with Vets in Action, a fascinating role-playing experience for children.

During a fun-filled week of immersive activities from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 February, kids can experience first-hand what it takes to be a vet at the UK’s largest zoo. Upon arrival at the specially created ‘Animal Hospital’, budding vets will be placed at the heart of the action, learning how to examine, x-ray and perform treatments on different animals.

Children will be able to watch the Zoo’s team of expert vets conduct a health-check on a replica lion and operate on a chimpanzee soft toy, to update its heart monitor. To fully experience the varied life of a Zoo vet, youngsters can practise their newly-learned skills by carrying out their own health checks on soft toy rabbits, guinea pigs and rats.

Alongside the exciting role-play activities, there will be lots of interesting talks covering the captivating world of animal medicine, and demonstrating how ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s team of vets ensure the Zoo’s 3,000 animals stay fit and healthy.

Promising to be a fun day out for the whole family, Vets in Action at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will run from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 February 2018. Book online now at and take advantage of the Weather Buster Flexi Ticket, which gives you a 10% discount and allows you to use your purchased tickets to visit on any date before March 29.