Thursday, 7 January 2016

New Membership Deals for 2016

We're getting the New Year off to a great start at DZP with the introduction of out brand new Membership Programme which is more flexible and delivers great value for money.
As part of a wider review of our plans for 2016 and beyond, we have recently undertaken a comprehensive review of our membership packages to ensure they meet the needs of our visitors and continue to offer great value for money. From January, we’ll be introducing a new Standard Membership alongside an enhanced Premium Membership option as well as a host of new benefits and a greater variety of purchase options.

The review took into consideration the benefits of our existing membership, and the manner in which people use their membership throughout the year. We also looked at what other zoos and family attractions offer, as well as taking comments from our members and regular visitors.

We have found that whilst representing very good value for money, as it stands our 2015 membership offering does not best serve the needs of all our members, nor does it present the best opportunity for those members who wish to make the most of their contribution to the zoo by taking advantage of Gift Aid.

To address these concerns, from January 2016 there will be two new membership options: Standard Membership and the enhanced, Premium Membership.

These packages will deliver:

  • More flexible options
  • Enhanced benefits
  • Added value
  • Great savings

Standard Membership:
Our review indicated clearly that year round unlimited free admission to the zoo is considered the primary benefit of membership. As such, for the majority of our members, it is the primary reason for purchase. If that’s all you need, then the Standard Membership is for you.

Premium Membership:
For those who are more involved with the life of the zoo, attending events, taking advantage of experience days, DZP Rangers, etc., the Premium Membership package offers a host of opportunities for further savings. 

Premium Membership will continue to offer the following great benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission all year round
  • Priority booking and discounts on DZP events
  • 20% discounts on all DZP experience days such as Keeper for a Day
  • 20% discount on venue hire for parties and functions
  • 50% discount on daily admission to selected attractions such as the National Marine Aquarium, Pennywell Farm and The Big Sheep

And to these great benefits we’ve added:
  • 20% Friends & Family discount on admissions (on full price admissions with Premium Member present)
  • Special discounts on “Members’ Days” throughout the year – see web site for details
  • Complementary Guest Tickets – One ticket for Two Free Adult admissions with each membership (excluding single Adult and single Child Premium Membership)
  • 10% Discount on DZP Rangers and Rangers’ Academy
  • 20% discount on kids’ parties (if the child is a Premium Member)
  • 10% discount on gift shop items (minimum spend of £5 applies)
  • Priority access to selected on-site events such as kids’ TV character days
New Family/Multiple Options:
Our review also indicated a need for greater variety in the range of multiple options available. To address this, we’ve introduced multiple options for families and introduced a couples’ option for further savings.


Standard Membership
Premium Membership
Family (2 adults + 2 children)
Adult (16yrs and over)
Adult Concession (OAP, Student, Disabled)
Child (4 to 15yrs)
New Family/Multiple Options:
Couples (2 x Adults)
Family (1 X Adult + 1 Child)
Family (1 x Adult + 2 Children)
Family (2 x Adults + 1 Child)

Try before you buy
Simply visit and pay the usual daily admission. If you enjoy your day and you’d like to come back as many times as you like with one of our Membership options, talk to a member of staff – we’ll refund the cost of your daily admission and process your membership.

Existing Member Renewal Offer
To introduce the new membership packages, we have implemented a renewal offer to ensure that our existing members are able to choose the best option and take advantage of the benefits whilst avoiding any immediate price increase.

If you already have a DZP Membership, regardless of the expiry date, you have until January 30th to renew your existing membership at the 2015 prices. When your current membership expires, we’ll simply continue the new membership, complete with full benefits, for twelve months thereafter.

As an existing member, to take advantage of the renewal offer, please contact Charlotte Higgins by email or telephone: 01752 837 645.

You can purchase the membership that best suits you on our web site.