Cheap zoo tickets are readily available if you know where to look! Let us show you how to find them and just how much money you can save in the process…
In many ways, zoos present much better value for your money than adventure theme parks, given their lower entry costs and educational value. Better still, there are heaps of cheap zoo tickets available to help you save even more money, as well as great zoo deals and travel offers to get you on your way.
Here’s a look at some of the UK’s most popular zoos and the cheapest ways to enjoy them with your family.
Cheap Zoo Tickets 2016: Zoo Deals and Discounts
- Cheap London Zoo Tickets – Save up to 33% Online Exclusive Offers
- Whipsnade Zoo Cheap Tickets And Offers
- Cheap Tickets To Chester Zoo
- Drusilla Park offers
- Bristol Zoo Gardens ticket deals
- Cheap tickets to Twycross Zoo
- Cheap Blackpool Zoo tickets
- Travel and hotels
Cheap London Zoo Tickets – Save up to 33% Online Exclusive Offers
London Zoo is arguably the UK’s most popular zoo, set right in the heart of London at Regent’s Park. And we will show you how to get your hands on some cheap tickets to London Zoo.
Standard London Zoo tickets – Up to 15% OFF Online Exclusive Deal
The cheapest way to visit London Zoo is to go for these standard entry tickets:
- Save up to 5% off the standard gate price when you buy standard tickets online!
- Discounted tickets only available online.
- Book direct with London Zoo and save!
Get your Fast Track tickets and save up to 15% OFF the gate price!
- Up to 15% OFF fast track tickets.
- Beat the queues on the day!
- Fast track entry is especially useful on school holidays and summer weekends when the zoo is busiest.
16% OFF Group Tickets – Online Exclusive Offer
For the cheapest of cheap tickets to London Zoo, get together with other friends or family and go as a group!
- 16% off for groups of 10 or more to London Zoo.
- Perfect for parties and events
Please note that all the above discounts are matched against standard on the door ticket prices.
Whipsnade Zoo Cheap Tickets And Offers
The Bedfordshire sister of London Zoo, Whipsnade Zoo boasts being the largest zoo in the UK and are conveniently located if you are based in London and the Midlands. Here is a selection of the best Whipsnade Zoo offers.
Standard on-the-door ticket prices
- Adult: £23.50
- Child: £17
- Children under 3 years are free
Save up to 25% on Whipsnade Zoo tickets when you buy online
Whipsnade Zoo is a great value family day out. Explore the UK’s biggest zoo, home to over 2,500 animals,including some of the world’s most endangered species.
Whipsnade Zoo Family tickets – 16 % OFF Online Discount
Just like London Zoo, Whipsnade Zoo offers a special 16% discounted online family offer.
- Remember – this offer is only available when you select two adults and two kids, or one adult and three kids when you book
- You get special fast track entry into the zoo
Whipsnade Group Tickets – 25% OFF Online Exclusive Deal
Group discounts of 25% are available for groups of 10 or more if you book online in advance. Alternatively, if your group turns up on the day, you can still get a 15% discount at the gate.
Cheap Tickets To Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo is home to 400 different species of animals, which means every zoo-goer is sure to get up close and personal with their favourites. There aren’t any Chester Zoo vouchers available at present, but there’s still some great Chester Zoo deals on offer!
Up to 30% discounts on Chester Zoo tickets
Buy direct from the Chester Zoo website
You can avoid the queues on the day by booking your tickets direct from Chester Zoo’s website and, if you book more than 7 days ahead of your visit, you’ll get 10% off all tickets! You also benefit from the zoo’s Fast Track entry on the day.
Chester Zoo group discounts
By going as part of a group, you can save a hefty 30% on entry to Chester Zoo. The offer is available when making an online booking for a group of 15 or more.
Chester Zoo bike voucher
If you live close to the zoo, why not leave the car at home and jump on your bike with the kids. Not only will you save money on fuel, by doing your bit for the environment the zoo will give a 15% discount to everyone who arrives by bike. To claim the discount, you will need to show the Chester Zoo bike voucher at the gate.
Merseyrail ‘All In’ ticket offer
Getting to Chester Zoo is easy with the Merseyrail All In ticket offer, which includes train travel to Bache station from anywhere on the Merseyrail network. At £17.50 for adults, £14.50 for kids ages 5-15 and £12.50 for toddlers ages 3-4 (with free travel), those prices save you up to 12.5% on the standard gate price at the zoo!
Family is at the heart of Drusillas, owned and operated by just two families in its 90-year history. The park comprises an animal zoo as well as a range of theme park rides and adventure activities. We have included some cheap Drusillas Park deals.
Up to 16% OFF Drusilla Park tickets when you buy online
Get 15% OFF adult and child tickets
Book online and you’ll get the cheapest available entry prices when you book in advance.
Discounts of 16% for a family of four
Book two adults and two children and you’ll get a cracking 16% off. Plus more family tickets are available.
In addition to its standard peak and off-peak days, Drusillas has selected discount days and super saver days during the cooler months.
Check the calendar on the zoo’s website to see which days are earmarked as discount and super saver days and plan your day out accordingly.
Bristol Zoo Gardens ticket deals
Bristol Zoo Gardens is a popular choice for animal lovers from near and far. But until August, your family can also see first-hand animals of a different kind with the zoo’s 12 animatronics dinosaurs.
Save 10% on Bristol Zoo Gardens tickets when you buy online
- Bristol Zoo Gardens online offer: Bristol Zoo Gardens offers a 10% discount on tickets simply by booking online. You will need to show the supplied barcode at the gate to take advantage of this Bristol Zoo deal.
- First Attractions Zoo Safari offer: Travel by bus and you can take up a special offer with First Attractions. The offer includes return bus travel to the zoo from within Bristol Zones 1 and 2 and entry to the zoo, both of which are discounted by 15%.
- Bristol Zoo Family Escape packages: From just £129, your family can take up one of Bristol Zoo’s family escape packages. All packages include day entry to the zoo, one night’s accommodation at a local hotel and breakfast. Some of the packages also include family dinner. There are also cheaper B&B options from £76, which include accommodation, breakfast and two adult tickets to the zoo, meaning all you need is to buy zoo entry for the kids.
Cheap tickets to Twycross Zoo
Based in Atherstone, Warwickshire, Twycross Zoo is one of the world’s leading zoos when it comes to primates – you’ll see some fantastically impressive (though hugely endangered) apes, gorillas and monkeys ambling about!
Unfortunately, Twycross Zoo deals are hard to come by – but you can get a discount by booking online. We’ll keep this page updated with any other discounts.
Standard on-the-door ticket prices
- Adult: £16.95
- Child: £11.95
- Children under 3 years: free
Twycross Zoo offers
- Twycross Zoo online discount: Get your tickets online through the zoo’s website for quick and easy booking. Get big group discounts and if you become a member you’ll get unlimited access for a one-off fee!
Cheap Blackpool Zoo tickets
One of the highest rated zoos on TripAdvisor in the whole of the UK, Blackpool Zoo offers a great experience to explore the wonder of our animal kingdom. The zoo is home to big cats, giraffes, gorillas and limurs, to name but a few. Blackpool Zoo also offers a zoo experience of a different kind with its dinosaur safari, recreating the natural environment of these prehistoric marvels.
10% off online offer at Blackpool Zoo
- Adult tickets £14.40 – a saving of £1.59 per ticket
- Child tickets £10.35 – a saving of £1.15 per ticket
- Family of four tickets £44.55 – a saving of £4.95
Travel and hotels
If you’re planning on visiting a zoo as part of a family weekend away, there are some great deals available that will ensure you get the most out of your trip to the zoo without breaking the bank.
Travelling to Zoos
Trains with Train Genius: Train Genius offers discounts of up to 80% on advance bookings for train tickets UK-wide. There are also no credit card/debit card/booking charges, and the site is a friendly and easy to navigate.
Coaches with National Express: With coaches running to almost every corner of the UK, generous legroom and a hassle free luggage policy, you can’t go wrong with National Express for your next trip to the zoo.
Hotels near Zoos
Premier Inn Short Breaks offer: Premier Inn has a Family Short Breaks special offer, where kids under 16 stay and eat breakfast for free. The offer is valid across Premier Inn’s network of hotels. Room rates vary according to location, although many hotels have rooms starting from just £29 per night. The hotels are cheap, the rooms are substantial and the facilities are family friendly.
Expedia: Book cheap family-friendly hotels across UK with Expedia. The popular online booking site has a wide variety of deals and discounts on stay options throughout the year, as well as its own loyalty programme which is definitely worth checking out to save even more of your hard-earned cash!
Voluntary donations in ticket prices
It is worth remembering that many zoos and wildlife parks in the UK operate as charities, relying on not just ticket prices but also donations and tax breaks to fund their conservations works. And in many cases, the advertised ticket price includes a voluntary donation of around 10% per ticket – so you can save money simply by opting out of this charge.
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