Date and time

15/01/2020 - 09/12/2020
10:30 am - 11:30 am


£2.00 per child


Bembe Coffee Shop and Jaguar Coffee Shop

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Following Government advice on social distancing, Chester Zoo has closed its gates to visitors for the foreseeable future.

We are so sorry that we can’t go ahead with our scheduled events, but we’ll aim to resume our Little Monkey Mornings as soon as possible when things get back to normal. For all of the latest updates please keep an eye on our website or social media pages. Our phone lines are extremely busy at the moment, so if you do have any queries then please email us at and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.

Got a Little Monkey in the family? We’re hosting coffee mornings with a difference!

Calling mums, dads, grannies, grandads, families and little tot minders – bring your little monkeys to the zoo to play games, hear stories, sing rhymes and have sensory fun all linked to our fabulous wildlife themes! Our terrific tot sessions run every Wednesday during term time from 10.30 – 11.30am and will alternate between Bembe Coffee Shop and Jaguar Coffee Shop.

Bembe Coffee Shop is located at the main entrance of the zoo, so you don’t need to be a member or pay zoo entry to join in. Jaguar Coffee Shop is located inside the zoo close to Spirit of the Jaguar, therefore normal zoo admission applies.

These activities are for children under 5 and are best suited to 1-3 year olds. Take a look at the list of dates below to plan your visit:


Bembe Coffee Shop

Jaguar Coffee Shop

Habitots – Winter 15 January 22 January
Toddler Tales 29 January 5 February
Musical Monkeys 12 February 26 February
Habitots – Spring 4 March 11 March
Under the Sea 18 March 25 March

Plant Tots

22 April 29 April


6 May

13 May

Messy monkeys

20 May

3 June

Colourful Critters 10 June 17 June
Toddler Tales 24 June 1 July
Habitots – Summer 8 July 15 July
Little Zoo Keepers 2 September 9 September
Massive Mammals 16 September 23 September
Explorer Tots 30 September 7 October
Habitots – Autumn 14 October 21 October
Musical Monkeys 4 November 11 November
Native Neighbours 18 November 25 November
Christmas Party 2nd December 9th December
Sessions are charged at £2 per child and each booking will go live two weeks before the next event, Thursday at 9am.