At Chester Zoo, we know that what we start here at the zoo is carried forwards with our conservation work through ACT FOR WILDLIFE. Our dedicated conservation team works tirelessly to protect the rich BIODIVERSITY of our planet, but we can’t do it alone. There are so many benefits to taking out a membership with the zoo – not only for our members, but also for our wildlife. 


What are the benefits of being a member?

There are LOTS of exciting goodies and benefits to becoming a member such as members’ talks where you’ll learn how your membership helps fund vital conservation work. Adult members will receive a car sticker while junior members will go wild for the animal stickers. Keep an eye on Z Mag for information about our members’ days as well as details of exclusive junior members’ events. Members also receive 10% discount offer on our fantastic Meet, Dine and Explore experiences!

Members Days: 

Join us for our Members Days! Each member can bring up to 4 guests with them at a discounted rate (this offer excludes Little Explorer cardholders).

You’ll receive a 50% discount on the guest tickets which must be pre-booked in advance of the day. You’ll need to accompany your guests in to the zoo on the day and have your membership cards ready to be scanned by our team to validate the discounted tickets.

Our next two dates are:

Sunday 19 June 2022 & Friday 9 September 2022.

Pre-booking is required for the half price guest tickets. This will be available to book via our website a couple of weeks before the next date.

FREE Entry:

The main benefit of membership with Chester Zoo is free entry for 12 months, which we know is truly valuable to our members (this applies during normal opening hours). Under normal conditions, the only days of the year that we’re closed are Christmas Day & Boxing Day. Every other day we open at 10am daily.

Exclusive Discounts:

We know that day trips to the zoo can be hungry work so when you take out a membership with Chester Zoo, you’ll also receive a members’ discount in our zoo 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 at a discounted price – exclusive to zoo members. Our restaurants only utilise sustainable palm oil, so you can be sure that your snacks are doing you – and the planet – good! 

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

Exclusive Chester Zoo Literature:

As part of your membership, you’ll receive a subscription to our quarterly member’s magazine, Z Mag. 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 globe.

Children’s Talks and Activities: 

Your membership has the additional benefits of exclusive access to junior member activities and talks. Please keep a lookout on our events pages for all the exciting details.

Complimentary Entry to Other Attractions:

Members of Chester Zoo also benefit from ONE exclusive free entry to other zoos or attractions in the UK per year! Including: Bristol Zoo, Colchester Zoo, Edinburgh Zoo, Newquay Zoo, Marwell Zoo, Paignton Zoo and Twycross Zoo. Your membership card and welcome letter must be shown to gain free entry to these attractions. Please check with the individual zoo for current booking arrangements. See the conservation work in other areas around the UK by visiting any of the zoos named above.

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 FAQ’s for more information.
Or treat the animal lover in your life with the gift they’ve been waiting for – a membership pass to Chester Zoo.

How to pay:

Making a single payment couldn’t be simpler. Either make your single payment on our website or pop into Membership HQ at the main entrance of Chester Zoo.

Alternatively, if you would like to split the cost into 4 instalments, please call our team on 01244 650 208 or pop in and see us in membership HQ.