Date and time

Monday 25 November - Tuesday 24 December


3 courses for £27.50 per person


The Oakfield

Start your festive countdown in the stunning surroundings of The Oakfield at Chester Zoo by treating yourself to a delicious Christmas lunch with your nearest and dearest.

We’re offering three courses of mouth-watering locally sourced, seasonal dishes created by our Executive Head Chef, Ben Finchett, for £27.50 per person.

Take a look at our 3 course menu here 

And if that’s not enough to entice, you – we also have a range of indulgent wines, refreshing Prosecco and a well-stocked bar of over 170 tipples for you to try…it is Christmas after all!

It’s never too early to start planning for Christmas, so book your festive feast today by getting in touch with our events team on or 01244 650209.

If you’re planning on having a Christmas Lunch at the zoo as part of a bigger event (meeting, conference, party etc.) or would like to organise your work’s Christmas party with us, please get in touch with the events team who can discuss your requirements further.

Booking is essential and does not include zoo admission – please purchase this separately via the events team, online or on the day. Groups of 15 or more are eligible for zoo admission discounts, just speak to our team. Members come into the zoo for free, please bring your membership card.

Want something a little more exclusive? 

The Oakfield is the perfect venue for a sophisticated and unique staff party this Christmas. Whether you want to make the most of the winter sunshine with our Daytime Party Package, or dance into the night with our Evening Party Package, be catered for in a truly stunning setting.

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Christmas at The Oakfield

Christmas at the Oakfield is unlike any other experience you’ve had before. This beautifully-restored, Grade-II listed building is rich with history and stories to tell…

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After something magical? 

See the zoo transformed at Christmas time, with the return of our enchanting Lanterns exhibition. An illuminated world awaits you, leading you on an unforgettable journey through a world of lights! Take the whole family through a festive adventure, only at Chester Zoo.

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