We want to hear what the zoo means to you.

All of the happy memories, the inspiration, the fun times and laughter.

The time you were a fundraising hero and faced a challenge to help us SAVE OUR ZOO. Your ideas about how we can all help to PREVENT EXTINCTION.

Let’s show the world that our zoo is really something special…..to all of us

Brendan’s Story

We’ve loved meeting so many of our incredible supporters over the last year. From the bottom of our heart, thank you! You can join Brendan and be a FUNDRAISING HERO for Chester Zoo!

Become a fundraising hero

Sadie’s Story

Our gates may have been closed more than we would have liked this year but our incredible keepers and amazing educators never stopped inspiring young people like Sadie.
Learn with Chester Zoo, no matter where you are in the world!

Watch our virtual zoo

Julie’s Story

We love to hear amazing tales of your BEST zoo days! Members like Julie and her family mean the world to us – we can’t wait to see you soon.
You can be a member too!

Join our family of members

Matilda’s Story

We’ve loved hearing about Matilda’s special birthday celebrated here at the zoo. We’re happy to have re-opened our gates again, so whatever the occasion you can now book tickets and make it a zoo day!

Plan your visit

Avril’s Story

Weddings at The Oakfield are truly something special and we love sharing in these memorable moments with our friends like Avril. You can get in touch about saying ‘I do!’ at the zoo right now.

Say ‘I do’ at the zoo!

Tim & Monica’s Story

Our conservation work means so much to so many people. It’s so moving when we get an ‘in memory’ gift from a supporter like Tim. A really fitting tribute to a very special lady who loved the zoo. Thank you. 

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Stockport Grammar’s Story

Stockport Grammar school heard about Save our Zoo, and wanted to share what the zoo, meant to them! Packed with amazing artwork and memories, we were over the moon to see how much the zoo had inspired them. Schools are an important part of our mission of PREVENTING EXTINCTION. They inspire people to care about and, more importantly, take action for the natural world – join our mission!

Book your school visit

Sue’s Story

Sue and her family have been visiting Chester Zoo for over 20 years and even carried on their membership while we were closed – how amazing is that! We’re so grateful to our incredible members and we can’t wait to welcome you back again soon.

Join our zoo family


We want to celebrate what Chester Zoo means to you, our visitors! We want to hear your stories, pausing for a moment to look back over the great personal photos, films and memories that make up our precious shared history of Chester Zoo. We wouldn’t be the zoo we are today without the wonderful support of our members and visitors!

Add your zoo memory to our online timeline below, email us at memories@chesterzoo.org, or share on social media using #MeYouandtheZoo! 



Inspire others by sharing your Chester Zoo fundraising stories with us. We want to hear from you and the inspirational actions you’ve taken to support us!

Tell us how you’ve PREVENTED EXTINCTION by completing our form, and we’ll add your story to our website.


Own your own piece of Chester Zoo history

Our vintage items give you a unique and one-off opportunity to own a genuine piece of Chester Zoo history.



Visitor income is our lifeblood and facing another extended period without it, coupled with all of the uncertainty attached to this pandemic is, undeniably, a big worry to us.

THANK YOU, as always, for your unwavering love, kindness and support. It means the WORLD to us.

There are plenty of ways you can help our charity zoo during our latest closure – find out more below.