Safari BBQ evenings

On summer evenings, when the zoo is closed to the general public, we invite you to bring a private party of delegates for a unique evening’s entertainment.

Our award winning gardens are spectacular in summer and provide a colourful setting for this totally different experience.

At the start of the evening guests will be welcomed to Oakfield House with a glass of refreshing summer Pimms or chilled sparkling wine.

Your safari tour guide will meet the party at Oakfield House and escort them on an informative tour of the zoo visiting various animal enclosures and stopping at a selected animal exhibit where guests are able to chat with a keeper.

The evening is completed with a delicious BBQ and, if required desserts or our ice cream cart can be added.

A Chester Zoo Safari is a memorable experience and can be designed to fit individual requirements. 

Safari, cocktail and BBQ £39 per person

£30 when booked with a wedding package

 Prices are excluding VAT and are based on a minimum number of 60 people.

For more information call our Events team on 01244650209 or e-mail


Select three of the following main dishes:

Escalope of chicken with lemon and rosemary

Grilled aubergine and haloumi ‘panini’ with tomato pesto (v)

Baked king scallops in the shell with garlic butter

Chocolate and chilli pork steaks

Blackened butternut squash with fennel seeds (v)

Whole barbeque mackerel with lemon, fennel and herbs

Charred sweet potatoes with spring onions and sour cream (v)

Grilled tomato sausage with chorizo and bean stew

Lamb kebabs with cumin, lemon & coriander, sour cream

Citrus scented fillet of salmon

Should you require extra dishes then any of the above can be added at an additional charge of £4 per person

Served with:

Six tomato salad, Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar

Selection of breads, crostini and bruschetta with hoummous, tapenade and pesto

Baked miniature potatoes with Anglesey sea salt

Charcoal spring onions, red pepper dipping sauce

Red cabbage ‘slaw’

English chopped salad, house dressing