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Bring family and friends for a day full of giggles, laughter, fun and exploring! Get ready to PLAY!
PLAY! at Chester Zoo
Each day we do different talks at different times, you can ask whatever you like and we'll let you in on the little secrets!
As part of our ongoing long-term plans for the future, next month sees the beginning of another exciting development.
24 August 2017
We are bidding to become the world’s first ‘Sustainable Palm Oil City’ as part of our major conservation campaign to protect South East Asian rainforests.
19 September 2017
Two clutches of critically endangered Bermudian skinks have hatched at the zoo – the first time conservationists have bred the species outside their homeland.
8 September 2017
We're set to stage its biggest ever festival celebrating precious UK wildlife.
6 September 2017
We've been named as the third best rated zoo in the world by TripAdvisor – the world’s largest travel site.
31 August 2017
We’re really excited to share the news of our new state-of-the-art habitats for sun bears, Malayan tapirs and Asian songbirds opening in Islands.
4 August 2017
Our pygmy marmoset, the world’s smallest species of monkey, has given birth to twins.
28 August 2017
23 - 30
Develop your photography skills over two days with the expert guidance of three acclaimed photographers, in the wonderful setting of Chester Zoo.
1 - 30
Join our Zoo Ranger team on Friday 22nd September to celebrate World Rhino Day!
FRIDAY 22 September 2017
Join us on Saturday 23 September for an introduction to wildlife monitoring and surveying on our nature reserve.
10 - 30
Sunday 10 September - Sunday 15 October
We need Junior Members aged 8-11 to join us for six very special Sunday training camps to become our Junior Rangers.
15 - 17
After another amazing twelve months of activities, events and wonderful wildlife projects, our FREE Wildlife Connections Festival is back for another year of fabulous fun to celebrate our incredible local wildlife.
Join our Zoo Ranger team and learn about all the conservation efforts taken to help this critically endangered amphibian.
Join our Keepers and Zoo Rangers at 3.30pm for a special Red Panda talk and find out more about this endangered animal
Join us on Sunday 24th September to celebrate World Cassowary Day!
With 125 acres and 15,000 wonderful animals to see our NEW guided tours are the perfect way to make the most of your visit. Starts 3 July.
We’re excited to be hosting our first sleepover at the zoo!