Experience Christmas with a sprinkling of Chester Zoo MAGIC!

Warm up your winter with GIFTS, experiences and brrrrilliant days out…

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Gift a little piece of Chester Zoo this Christmas! Discover our range of zoo-inspired gifts, handpicked so you can spoil your loved ones and help care for wildlife at the same time.

Just select your favourite gifts and we’ll deliver Chester Zoo magic straight to your door.

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Become a member

Give the gift that keeps on giving with a Chester Zoo membership.

You’ll get a whole year of FREE entry plus lots of other great benefits including exclusive discounts and a quarterly copy of our members magazine.

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Your Christmas shopping can help towards our mission of preventing extinction! Use easyfundraising when you shop with over 5,100 leading online retailers to help us earn free donations on your purchases.

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Discover our BRAND NEW experience this Christmas!

As the colder weather sets in for the winter months ahead, we have the perfect way to warm up and experience something remarkable… Our AQUARIUM EXPERIENCE! Brand NEW for 2021!
Make your zoo visit extra special with this behind-the-scenes aquatic journey as you feed and interact with lots of our charming under water creatures!


Have a WINTER ADVENTURE at Chester Zoo!

Looking for the perfect way to kick off your Christmas celebrations? Then wrap up warm and head to the zoo for a day out to remember!
There’s SO much to discover all year round! Join us for a Christmas adventure you’ll never forget…


Shop Sustainably!

While you’re stocking up on lots of festive food and drink (cheers!), use our handy sustainable palm oil Christmas shopping list.
By shopping for products which contain sustainable palm oil, you’re preventing the extinction of wildlife on the other side of the planet. Small changes make a BIG difference.


Book an Experience

An Experience at the zoo offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to get closer to our INCREDIBLE animals and plants, PLUS a chance to meet our experts.

DINE with our Asiatic lions, MEET our Rothschild giraffes or EXPLORE the zoo before we open to the public.

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Adopt an animal

Discover the perfect Christmas gift for the animal lover in your life!

Gift an animal adoption and you’ll be funding conservation work in the UK and all around the world, AND giving a unique gift that’s impossible not to LOVE!

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There’s still time to book tickets to The Lanterns!

Join us as we transform the zoo into a spectacular wonderland, full of sparkle, illumination and plenty of cheer!

Tickets are selling fast, so book now to avoid disappointment!

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Add a little Chester Zoo magic to your festive celebrations this year with a delicious lunch at The Oakfield.
Great food, great company, all of the sparkle that you’d expect.