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.

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Current and upcoming events

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Oct 2017


Advanced Photography Course – Sun 1st

Develop your photography skills over two days with the expert guidance of three acclaimed photographers, in the wonderful setting of Chester Zoo.


Terrific Trees: Introduction to Wildlife Monitoring Workshop – Sat 14th

Join us on Saturday 14 October for an introduction to wildlife monitoring and surveying on our nature reserve.

Special event

#TeachMeetChesterZoo – Thu 19th

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World Okapi Day – Wed 18th

Join us on Wednesday 18th October to celebrate World Okapi Day!


Dementia Friendly Coffee Mornings – Sun 1st - Tue 31st

Trade Off - Annual Conservation Symposium – Sat 7th

We’re putting the spotlight on this lucrative international crime and highlighting the devastating impact it’s having on threatened species, what’s being done to prevent it and how we can all help to make a difference.

Sign up to our FREE Wildlife Champions course – Sat 21st

If you work with elders, teenagers or toddlers (or anyone in between) and whatever your knowledge of wildlife we’d love for you join our FREE WILDLIFE CHAMPIONS course!

Special event

The Enchantment of Chester Zoo – Sat 21st - Tue 31st

The sorcerer is back and has cast a spell to send the zoo to sleep…. The wise old owls have uncovered his dastardly plot….. We need your help to break the spell.


Junior Rangers Training Camps – Sun 1st - Sun 15th

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.


NEW: Guided Tours – Sun 1st - Tue 31st

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.