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Various dates until 14 December




Bembe 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 the Memory Café 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 so that we can respond to you as quickly as possible.

Should you wish to seek further support, the Alzheimer’s Society web page contains details of how to get in touch via their helpline and other information for people with dementia, their friends, families and carers.

You can call the Alzheimer’s Society on 0300 369 0570 for information in Cheshire or access their website here

We sincerely thank you for your ongoing support and patience. Now, more than ever, the support of our members, visitors and friends means the world to us. Thank you!

We hope to see you soon.

Join us at the Chester Zoo Memory Café – a place for people with dementia, their families, friends and carers to come together and enjoy a cuppa in the unique setting of Chester Zoo.

The café takes place in Bembe Coffee Shop at the main entrance, which is FREE to access and has plenty of FREE parking too.

The Chester Zoo Memory Café takes place on the second and fourth Monday of the month* from 10.30am until 12pm.

Our friendly staff and volunteers will be at the café to have a chat and share the latest news from the zoo. Refreshments are available to purchase from Bembe Coffee Shop.