Buy Your Open Tickets

Don't waste time waiting in line - beat the queues with Fast Track admission! It's quick and easy to checkout and there are no hidden fees.

Step 1 - Select Date

Choose the date you think you might visit us on. Don't worry if you're not sure, your open ticket can be used on another date if you change your mind.

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Your tickets are valid until 2nd November 2014

We'll email your tickets so you can print them off and use them at our Fast Track gate. If you can't print at home just bring your order number with you, or we can scan the email from your smartphone.



As a registered charity, your ticket helps us protect endangered animals in the UK and around the world. Our prices include an optional 10% donation which helps support our vital conservation work.

Step 3 - Select Your Tickets

Select your tickets
Item Price Qty Total
Booking Total: £0.00
Adult - Peak £22.00 -+ £0.00
Child (3-15) - Peak £18.00 -+ £0.00
Carer for Disabled Guest - Peak £0.00 -+ £0.00
Student/Senior Citizen - Peak £20.00 -+ £0.00
Infant (aged 2 and under) - Peak £0.00 -+ £0.00
Family - Peak £74.00 -+ £0.00

Bronze Picnic
What's included?
£5.95 -+ £0.00

Silver Picnic
What's included?
£9.95 -+ £0.00

Gold Picnic
What's included?
£14.95 -+ £0.00

 Gift Aid your tickets (no extra cost)

Gift Aid Your TICKETS

Gift Aid

If you're a UK tax payer we can claim back the tax through the government’s Gift Aid scheme. This won’t cost you anything extra, but means we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you spend – giving us more money to help save endangered wildlife around the world.

I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for the current tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for the current tax year. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I understand the charity will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I have given. I acknowledge that these gift aided tickets are for members of my family. If you wish to change your mind, please let us know within 30 days.

Terms & Conditions

• Discounts apply for adults aged 65+ and adults who are full time students.
• Guests with disabilities can admit a carer free of charge.
• Children aged 2 and under enter free of charge. 
• A family ticket is for 2 adults and 2 children (3-15 years). 
• Visitors under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
• Where appropriate please provide proof of entitlement at point of admission. 
• Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
• Picnics are non-refundable and non-transferable. Vegetarian options are available on collection.
• Picnics are available for collection from 10am at the Fountain Picnic Parlour on your chosen date.

Group Discounts

Groups of 15 or more are eligible for a 30% discount. Click here for group bookings.

Complete your day...

All our picnics are freshly prepared on the day of your visit using homemade and locally sourced products. Your picnic will be ready for you to collect from our Fountain Picnic Parlour from 10am.


Homemade Picnic - Bronze

Perfect for families who want to grab a bite to eat and make the most of their time at the zoo. Includes a freshly made sandwich (a selection of fillings and breads available on collection) as well as a piece of fruit, Pipers crisps and 500ml spring water.

£5.95 per person


Homemade Picnic - Silver

Ideal if you're looking for a more substantial meal or snacks to keep you going. Includes a freshly made sandwich (a selection of fillings and breads available on collection) as well as Pipers crisps, Orchard Pigs scotch egg, a piece of fruit, a double choc muffin and 500ml spring water. Served in a picnic box with fold out tablecloth.

£9.95 per person


Homemade Picnic - Gold

A range of continental style treats to add a sparkle to your day. Includes a delicious Orchard Pigs pork pie, artisan bread, homemade brandy and herb pate, dry cured roast ham, traditional Cheshire cheese, handmade Cheshire chutney, garden leaf salad, Pipers crisps, double choc muffin and Fentiman's rose lemonade. Served in a picnic box with fold out tablecloth.

£14.95 per person

  • ✔ Beat the queues with Fast Track

  • ✔ No admin fees

  • ✔ FREE on-site parking

  • ✔ We're a registered charity