What's On at Chester Zoo

There are always lots of exciting events at the zoo including the free daily animal talks that our experts do every day.

Current and upcoming events

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Apr 2018

What the Ladybird Heard trail – Sun 1st - Sun 15th

Meet the ladybird’s animal friends from What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday around the zoo on our storytelling trail.

Little Monkeys morning story time – Sun 1st - Sun 15th

Bring your little monkeys along for an early morning of fun and creativity.

Film screenings – Sun 1st - Sun 15th

After a morning of adventure and exploring the zoo, put your feet up and relax with some of our most-loved and favourite animal films.

Rhyme with the Rangers – Sun 1st - Mon 2nd

Come along with us as we rhyme and play… And find out about animals along the way!  (suitable for 3-5 year olds)

Stories in unusual places – Sun 1st - Fri 13th

Join our Zoo Rangers for a special story in an out of the ordinary zoo habitat.

Create your own adventure story – Sun 1st - Fri 13th

Come on an amazing adventure story with us.

Stories to Save the World – Sun 1st - Thu 12th

A mysterious, yet monstrous villain is dastardly damaging the world’s habitats, and we need your help to stop them!

Morning story time & dress up time – Sun 1st - Fri 13th

Can you flutter like a butterfly or buzz like a bee? Join the fun with the Zoo Rangers at morning story time

Strolling Stories – Tue 3rd - Sun 8th

Join bestselling, award-winning illustrator Lydia Monks and her clever little crime-busting ladybird friend on a holiday at Chester Zoo!

‘The Orangutan’ – a search for survival through the trees – Tue 3rd - Mon 9th

Join Zoo Ranger Phil and the Hallé ensemble for a mesmerising experience through a Bornean rainforest where you’ll meet some friends of the forest.

Giraffe Dance Workshop – Sat 14th - Sun 15th

Who says giraffes can’t dance? Put on your dancing shoes and show us your moves as we tell a story through DANCE!

Wildlife Recording Masterclass – Sat 21st

If you’d like to find out more in-depth knowledge about our British wildlife, why not sign-up to this FREE masterclass!


Junior Rangers Training Camps – Sun 22nd - Mon 30th

We need Junior Members aged 8-11 to join us for five very special Sunday training camps to become our Junior Rangers.

World Penguin Day – Wed 25th

It's World Penguin Day! Join our Zoo Rangers and celebrate all things penguin at the penguin habitat on 25 April.

World Tapir Day – Fri 27th

It's World Tapir Day! Join our Zoo Rangers to celebrate all things tapir at the Malayan Tapir habitat, Islands, on 27 April.

Save the Frogs Day – Sat 28th

It’s Save the Frogs Day at Chester Zoo! Is it a frog? Is it a toad?