What are the benefits of becoming a member of Chester Zoo?


Free entry to Chester Zoo for 12 months*

Free visits to other zoos

Discount in our main shops and cafes

Quarterly ‘Z’ magazine

Members will receive a car sticker and junior members will receive a set of animal stickers

Members’ Talks


*(during normal opening hours). We are only closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day and open at 10am daily.

Children’s talks and activities: 

Your Chester Zoo membership has additional benefits for discounts and exclusive visits to children’s activities and talks. Children’s membership is offered at a significantly reduced rate from adult memberships, so you can keep the whole family entertained for less! 

Unlimited Entry:

The main benefit of membership with Chester Zoo is unlimited, free entry to the zoo for 12 months (during normal opening hours). The only days of the year that we are closed are Christmas Day & Boxing Day – every other day we open at 10am daily.

Exclusive Discounts:

When you take out a membership with Chester Zoo, you will also receive members’ discount in our shops and cafes*. Make the most of your membership by not only enjoying free access to the zoo but being able to eat, drink, and relax in any of our restaurants across the site for discount prices exclusive to zoo members. 

*Excluded items are specified at retail outlets and include products such as books, DVDs and promotional offers.

Complimentary Entry to Other Attractions:

When you become a Chester Zoo member, you will also benefit from one exclusive free annual entry to other zoos and attractions in the UK! This includes the following: Bristol Zoo, Colchester Zoo, Edinburgh Zoo, Newquay Zoo, Park, Living Coasts, Marwell Zoo, Paignton Zoo and Twycross Zoo. Membership cards and membership welcome letter must be shown to gain free entry to these attractions.

Exclusive Chester Zoo Literature:

As part of your membership, you will receive a subscription to our quarterly ‘Z’ magazine either by post or email. This will keep you up-to-date with the very latest zoo news as well as exclusive behind the scenes interviews with our team and updates on our conservation projects here at the zoo and all over the world.

Goodies and Benefits:

There are lots of exciting benefits to becoming a member such as members’ talks where you’ll find out how your membership helps fund vital conservation work. Adult members will also receive a car sticker and junior members will go wild for the animal stickers. Keep an eye on Z Mag for information on members’ days as well as details of exclusive junior members’ events (age restrictions and additional costs may apply).

Join our zoo family by becoming a member and you’ll get a whole year of FREE unlimited entry plus lots of other great benefits! Read our FAQs for more information. 
Alternatively, buy someone else the perfect present with the gift of a zoo membership! Get the animal aficionado in your life the present they’ve been waiting for with a membership pass to Chester Zoo. 

How to pay:

Making a single payment couldn’t be simpler. Either make a single payment on our website, pop into the membership office at the main entrance of Chester Zoo, or simply pick up a form from the Memberships office and send the completed form back via post. 

Alternatively, spread the cost with a direct debit – just pop into the membership office at the main entrance of Chester Zoo with your receipt or online booking. Or if preferred, you can simply pick up a form from the Memberships office and send it back via post. If your admission was purchased online, you can call the team on 01244 650 208 and we will be happy to help with your enquiry. For more information, see our membership prices

If you’re already a member, you can login to our members-only section here!