What a year 2020 has been!
It’s definitely been tricky, to say the least. But we’re here to make sure the end of 2020 is NOTHING like the rest.
We’re determined to SAVE CHRISTMAS…the Chester Zoo way!
We’ve pulled together lots of wonderful ideas to help bring as much fun, love and ways of connecting with friends, family and wildlife as possible this festive season!
Last date to guarantee delivery before Christmas is fast approaching!
Don’t miss out!
For deliveries outside mainland UK, last order date is Tuesday 1 December!
For those in mainland UK, last order date is Wednesday 16 December ito make sure your gifts arrive in time.
JOIN THE ZOO FAMILY
By becoming a member you can visit the zoo for a whole year and create precious memories with loved ones, as well as attend talks and events exclusive to our members, plus loads of other benefits, including a discount from our online gift shop*. Visit the zoo throughout the year and discover there’s always something new at Chester Zoo, making it a gift that just keeps on giving!
ONLINE GIFT SHOP
We’ve lovingly handpicked gifts inspired by the zoo so you can spoil the people you care about the most and help care for wildlife at the same time. Just select the gift they’ll like the best and we’ll do the rest. Better still, buy one gift for you and another for your loved ones and share the very same Christmas experiences – as if you were together.
ADOPT AN ANIMAL
There are some big animals at the zoo, some small, some weird but all of them WONDERFUL! You can adopt a species of your choice or treat the animal lover in your life and not only will you be helping to fund vital conservation work around the world, you’ll also receive an exclusive adoption pack and your name will be displayed on a ‘Thank You’ plaque in the zoo near the animal you adopted.
CONNECT WITH NATURE
Not only can you get closer to wildlife this winter by booking a visit to the zoo, you can also let the outside in by getting out in nature on a winter walk or see what UK wildlife you can spot. Whether you’re a lone wanderer or an intrepid explorer, get out and about – you might be surprised at what you might find. Check out our activities, games and resources to help you connect with nature.
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 not only satisfying the tummies of your loved ones, you’re also preventing the extinction of wildlife in on the other side of the planet. Small changes make a BIG difference.
SHARE THE LOVE
Whether you’re having a more sustainable Christmas, received or given one of our fantastic zoo gifts, or simply want to share a Christmas message with us, we’d LOVE to connect with you! Share your zoo-inspired moments with us on social media using the hashtag #OurZooChristmas. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
We think it’s even more important than ever to continue to share the love and spread some zoo happiness in these difficult times!
RECYCLE, REUSE & REDUCE
Wrapping your gifts is always a fun and exciting part of the Christmas festivities, but have you thought about swapping plastic wrapping for paper? Or even keeping old Christmas and birthday wrapping paper and reusing it? You can still achieve beautiful looking gifts while reducing your waste and helping save the planet!
CATCH UP ON THE SECRET LIFE OF THE ZOO
Get cosy on the couch with a hot chocolate – or a Chester Zoo Gin – and treat yourself to some chill time catching up on The Secret Life of the Zoo. This charming TV series will give you that warm fuzzy feeling as it takes you behind the scenes of our zoo proving you with insight into the world of the many species found here.