Rainbows HAF Whipsnade Zoo Coach Trip

Coach Trip departing from Rainbows.

Your mentors

The Rainbows Children's Centre

HAF Coordinator Children and Family Centres MKCC

Organisation links
Location address: Dunstable, LU6 2LF
Chosen age group:

Ages: children 4 - 16 · adults 18+ years

Available tickets:
Adult HAF Ticket FreeChild HAF Ticket Free
Next date: Monday 5th Aug,
Funded by Milton Keynes City Council
Universal holiday club
A summary
Rainbows Children Centre will accept bookings from families that live in Bancroft, Bancroft Park, Bluebridge, Bradville, Downhead Park, Linford Wood, Neith Hill and Pennyland. Due to the limited capacity, we will only accept one adult per family booking. On the day we ask that families arrive at the centre at 9am, ready to depart at 9:15am. When we get to the Zoo, staff will ensure that each child is given a packed lunch, ready for you to independently explore the Zoo as a family. All families are to finish their day and arrive at the coach at 3pm, ready for a 3:15pm departure back to Rainbows Children’s Centre. Please note, this is a Children and Family Centre session, and families are expected to comply with the councils code of conduct. No Alcohol or drugs are to be consumed on this trip at any time. This session is funded as part of Milton Keynes City Council Holiday Activities and Food Programme to deliver sessions for school aged children in receipt of benefit-related Free School Meals (FSM), during the Summer school holidays in 2024.
About your mentors
The Rainbows Children's Centre
Based in Bradville, Milton Keynes.
We cover the following Reach Areas... Bradville, Pennylands, Bancroft, Blue Bridge, Linford Wood, Neath Hill and Downhead Park.
HAF Coordinator Children and Family Centres MKCC
What you can go on to do
Explore a world of wildlife like never before at Whipsnade Zoo, the largest zoo in the UK. This trip will provide children and their parents to make incredible memories. Experience thousands of amazing animals and learn how as a ZSL conservation zoo, they’re protecting their future. Home to more than 11,000 animals, ranging from brightly coloured butterflies to gigantic elephants, you’ll be sure to make a big impression on your little one’s day. They'll love spotting their favourites as they embark on an adventure like no other at Whipsnade, but there's so much more to see and do. Here’s our top tips for a great day out for families this summer: Don't miss daily talks and bird demonstrations. As you leave the Visitor Centre or gift shop, take a photo of our advertised talks for the day on our 'What's On' boards, or find them on our website here. These are the perfect way for children to learn more about their favourite animals and have the chance to ask an expert their burning questions. Plus, our Birds of the World demonstration is a must-see - you'll be in awe of these majestic birds as they swoop above your head. Surround yourself with beautiful butterflies. The Aquarium and adjoining Butterfly House is much-loved by children. And it's also the perfect place to warm up in or stay dry if the weather turns! Floor-to-ceiling tanks, mesmerising projections on the floor and sounds of bubbling water provide a unique sensory experience, and kids love to see how many fish they can spot hiding inside shells or behind sea plants. Once you’ve resurfaced from Whipsnade’s underwater world, it’s time to embark on a tropical adventure in the Butterfly House. Look out for the very hungry caterpillars hanging in their cocoons in our interactive metamorphosis zone, waiting to emerge as beautiful butterflies. And keep your eyes peeled for our West African dwarf crocodiles - little ones can get an up-close view of the miniature crocs who may be basking on land or lurking in their underwater home. Goats in the farmyard As you leave the Butterfly House, the next stop is Hullabazoo Farm. Home to all of your little one's favourite farmyard friends - from guinea pigs to alpacas - they'll love to get up close and personal with these animals. Six baby goats joined the Zoo in spring 2023, all named after our members' favourite Disney characters! Plus, don't miss seeing our Guinea Pig Village!
Code of Conduct
Our aim is for all Centre users to feel welcome, safe, heard, valued and secure, therefore we would ask you to show respect for: • Your children are your responsibility in sessions and whilst at the centre or at an outreach venue and we strongly encourage you to play with them to support their learning and encourage their participation. Please do not smack or swear and use positive praise to develop their self-esteem • We ask all centre users to refrain from using swear words and physical punishment of any sort. • You will not be able to attend sessions if you are under the influence of alcohol or other substance, but the team are there to support you in other ways. • Please show kindness and tolerance to all and please do not discriminate and treat others how you would like to be treated. • The team are there to support you and your children to get the best from sessions. Please always treat them with respect. We will not accept abuse or threatening behaviour. • Please help to keep your centre tidy by clearing up toys before you leave, even if it is before the end of a session. • Please adhere to our healthy eating policy and do not bring unhealthy options to the centre. • Please do not use mobile phones or cameras whilst on site to safeguard children and families. We want all centre users to enjoy their local centre and to ensure the Code of Conduct is followed in full we may ask any centre users breaking the Code of Conduct to leave the session or centre on a temporary or permanent basis. If you would like further clarification, please do not hesitate to discuss further with your centre team.
Pricing information
Ticket nameAdult HAF Ticket
InformationAccompanying Adult Ticket to Whipsnade Zoo is for 18+ years only and includes Coach travel
Ticket nameChild HAF Ticket
InformationChild Ticket to Whipsnade Zoo is for under 16 years only - includes Coach travel and Lunch
Where we'll be
Whipsnade Zoo, ., Dunstable, Central Bedfordshire, LU6 2LF

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Cancellation Policy
Free bookings do not require refunds but as places are limited, please cancel if you cannot attend so that your place can be offered to someone else.If any member of your booking can no longer able to attend, please ensure that you cancel the places on the Eequ booking system giving 24 hours notice, this will enable the opportunity for other children to attend and benefit from session, as places are limited.

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

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