Date and time

26/10/2019 - 03/11/2019
All Day


Free with zoo admission


Chester Zoo

Explore more Families

Come and join us this half term for the MANE event. Get involved with our programme of events and activities to find out what makes these big cats so impressive!


Discover Lions- Morphology… at Lions

10:30 – 11:30 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Did you know…  A lion’s roar can be heard from five miles away. Join our Zoo Rangers to find out more about what makes a lion at our ROARsome new habitat.

Discover Lions- Culture… at Lions

10:30 – 11:30 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Did you know… Lions have been a part of human culture for 40,000 years. Join our Zoo Rangers on a journey through time to see how lions have become important symbols around the world.

Discover Lions- Habitat Design… at Lions

15:00 – 16:00 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Did you know… Chester Zoo was the first to create a lion habitat without bars. Our Zoo Rangers will be on hand to help you find out how we design habitats to meet the needs of our animals.

Discover Lions – Populations… at Lions

15:00 – 16:00 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Did you know?!… There was once only 30 Asiatic lions in the wild. Discover how the population of Asiatic populations is surviving today with our Zoo Rangers.

PLAY! at Basecamp

11:00 – 12:00 Monday – Sunday

Help us celebrate our ROARsome new lion habitat with games and stories at Play! Join our Zoo Rangers to see if you can pounce like a lion, become our top predator, and listen to our Lion stories.

Lion Chat

11:40 Monday – Sunday

Lion Talk

14:45 Monday – Sunday


Discover our NEW lions habitat

Our Zoo

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