London Zoo Membership & Whipsnade Zoo Membership


Give a Gift Membership to London Zoo!

Its vision is a world where wildlife thrives and to tackle the challenges wild animals face, and help people achieve positive change, 

Memberships help contribute towards achieving these goals, partly by supporting them, and partly by giving members the opportunity to get involved and feel a connection to wildlife, whether they are visiting London Zoo or Whipsnade Zoo, and giving people the chance to see the animals for real and even have an animal experience.  If we feel a connection to wildlife, we are more likely to want to care for it, to protect and conserve it. 

Whipsnade Zoo have a Walk of the Week from the 6th June to the 18th July

Whipsnade Zoo have a Walk of the Week from the 6th June to the 18th July and there are Late Nights.  There's also Member hour early opening dates from the 14th July and Toddler Safaris from 3rd June to the 16th July.  There's lots more going on (it's World Giraffe Day on the 21st June) and the new Monkey Forest at Whipsnade Zoo.   Find out more here.

London Zoo has a brand new habitat, The Secret Life of Reptiles and Amphibians, opening at Easter 2024 

London Zoo has a brand new habitat, The Secret Life of Reptiles and Amphibians.

London Zoo also has Zoo Nights, and Member Hour Early Opening days, plus Pride Weekend Activities!  Every month there are also British Sign Language Tours and Relaxed Opening Tours for neurodivergent people and others who would benefit in a calm, safe environment. And there are Audio Described Tours during the summer for people who are blind or partially sighted.  

 Find out more. 

Become a member and enjoy a whole year of wonder-full wild days out at both London and Whipsnade Zoos! Sunny days, adventurous days, unforgettable days... experience amazing wildlife all year round and help protect animals too!  And you're contributing to ZSL's conservation work, helping to protect animals and habitats around the world. 

Give a gift membership here, London Zoo

Give a gift membership here, Whipsnade Zoo

Gift Membership benefits....*

  • A whole year of free entry to both London and Whipsnade Zoo
  • 10% off in our Zoo shops and restaurants
  • 10% off at 
  • 10% off London Zoo animal experiences and Whipsnade Zoo animal experiences
  • 50% off car entry at Whipsnade Zoo 
  • Exclusive daily Hullabazoo Indoor Play sessions at Whipsnade Zoo**
  • Discount on the Great Whipsnade Railway 
  • Priority booking and discounts on selected events
  • Free off-peak parking at London Zoo**
  • Exclusive member updates 

*Single Child and members aged under 3 share the same benefits as the adult they are visiting the Zoo with on the day and don’t have any other benefits other than the free entry associated with their membership. 

**For more information read the T&Cs.


ZSL has three things it wants to do, and I quote from their website:

  • Inspire future generations through amazing experiences with wild animals, giving them a lifelong connection to wildlife and showing the part that they can play in wildlife conservation.
  • Inform the world about the challenges facing wildlife and the ways we all can address these, based on our scientific research, experience and expertise.
  • Empower communities, leaders and influencers by giving them the methods, evidence, tools and skills to enable people and wildlife to thrive together.

5 ways you can help London Zoo achieve its mission:

  1. Give a gift membership 
  2. Adopt an animal - sloths, tigers, elephants, penguins, giraffes and lions
  3. Simply donate - you could send the recipient a card, e-card or email to say that you've done this on their behalf for their Christmas present this year
  4. Give a monthly donation
  5. Buy something from the online shop
Give a gift membership

More about ZSL

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) was founded in 1826.  It is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity and its vision is "a world where animals are valued, and their conservation assured"  Its mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.  It does this through its groundbreaking science, involvement in conservation projects in more than 50 countries and also its zoos - London Zoo and Whipsnade Zoo.

London Zoo is based in Regent's Park in London.  There are komodo dragons, the newly opened Tiger Territory, Penguin Beach, the Reptile House, Gorilla Kingdom, Rainforest Life , Galapagos tortoises, Buttefly Paradise, meerkats, squirrel monkeys, otters and reindeers.  There are also lions & tigers - birds, and an aquarium.

Whipsnade Zoo is set in 600 acres of beautiful parkland in the Chiltern Hills, just north of London, in Bedfordshire.  It is home to 2,500 animals & 200 species, many of whom are endangered species.  Tigers, rhinos, giraffes, lynx, bears, wolves, cheetahs, lemurs, lions, sealions, hippos, red pandas, penguins, a children's farm, otters, pgymy marmosets, pythons and boas, chimps and elephants are just some of the animals you can see. 

You could adopt an animal for a gift

Give a gift from the online shop 

There are lots of gorgeous gifts for everyone in the family, plus of course animal adoptions such as adopting a sloth.  It's a great way to support the zoos!  There are gifts for all the family, with soft toys, books, greeting cards, jewellery, clothing and accessories and more! Why not give the zoos an extra gift for all their work to help conservation and look after the animals in their care, by giving them a donation as well?  The animals would be very grateful.

Browse the shop here

Did you know.....

There are a number of experience days you can treat yourself or a loved one to!

At London Zoo, you could do a Giraffe Keeper Experience, Meet the Meerkats, Meet the Penguins, Meet a Komodo Dragon, and Feed the Gorillas.   There's also Junior Keeper for a Day for 11-15 year olds who must be accompanied by an adult.  There's also a Friendly Spider Programme for people who are afraid of spiders.  Find out more here.   

There's a Komodo Dragon Experience at ZSL London Zoo

There's a Komodo Dragon Experience at London Zoo

At Whipsnade Zoo, you could treat 5 to 7 year olds to a Zoo Explorer, whereas Zoo Academy is for 15-17 year olds who want to pursue animal careers and studies and a Junior Zoo Academy for 8 to 10 year olds interested in wildlife.  There's also a Keeper for the Day experience for people over 16.   There's Nature Night Camping, a Footplate Experience, and Photography Workshops.  Find out more about these here.

Please read the important information to know before you book info for each experience and please in particular note the info about covid.  

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