Want to keep busy during the lockdown? Want to use that time to #DoGood?

Well, what if we told you that you could send some serious love to Chester Zoo,  with a few super creative fundraising ideas? Below are just a few to get you thinking!


Create your own ZOO!

Or wildlife park or nature reserve in your home or garden and get your family to donate for virtual tours! Don’t forget to watch our Chester Zoo LIVE videos for hints and tips about how to be the very best zoo keeper!

Host a virtual party!

How about a ‘Dial-in’ movie night, a classy dinner party, an indulgent beauty night, or a fancy dress party with your friends & family. Ask for a small donation in return for an ‘invite’ and get your glad-rags on!

Creative   challenges!

Download some of our Chester Zoo resources and see if you can make some fun fundraising challenges or competitions with your friends. And don’t forget to share them with us on our social media channels or JustGiving page!

Why your fundraising helps
threatened and critically endangered animals at Chester Zoo
of our INCOME comes from our VISITORS. It's critical to us.
it costs us a MASSIVE
a month simply to look after the animals and plants!

Love gaming? Make your hobby a fundraiser?

Host a tournament or livestream playing your favourite game on a platform like Twitch and link it to your JustGiving page! #GamingForGood is a great way to engage with others that love gaming and raise money!


Create a virtual charity
pub quiz

Each team donates for entry and then use a digital platform to come together and test your knowledge. Throw in some picture and music rounds too.


Start a Growing Challenge in your house or garden.

Who can grow the largest tomato plant, the biggest courgette or the tallest sunflower? Make a donation for competition entry, and celebrate by ‘growing for good’!


To find out about how to fundraise responsibly, and for things to think about, download the Chester Zoo Fundraising Pack

Fundraise as you would under normal circumstances – don’t invite digital strangers into your home, use a trusted platform to collect your donations (like JustGiving or VirginMoney), don’t pressure people into donating and please respect all the government guidelines surrounding coronavirus. And don’t forget to #StayHomeDoGood and remember, there’s always stuff #ToZooAtHome