Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday 31 October, of a second England-wide lockdown, we’re really sad to say that we are having to close our gates for the second time.
From 4pm on Wednesday 4 November until Wednesday 2 December, Chester Zoo will be closed.
This is obviously not the news we wanted to hear, and if you have a ticket booked with us to visit during these dates – including our Christmas event, The Lanterns – we will be in touch with you very soon with more information about your booking.
If you have a booking with us from Thursday 3 December onwards, there’s no need to get in touch with us, our plan is that you will be able to visit the zoo as normal and The Lanterns will continue as planned. Should this change we will get in touch with you directly to let you know.
To our amazing members, we’re determined to bring you online events and zoo updates while we’re closed but understand that this disruption to your zoo visits is really disappointing. We will be in touch with you very soon with more information but your ongoing support is greatly appreciated!
Please take a look at our latest FAQs here for more information.
We will continue to bring as much joy and warmth to your inbox and social media feed throughout the next month, as we head into winter. So be sure you follow us on social media or sign up to our e-newsletter to hear the latest animal news and zoo updates.
THERE ARE LOADS OF WAYS YOU CAN HELP US
Our gates may be closed, but PREVENTING EXTINCTION never stops! From caring for the 35,000 animals to helping our conservation partners across the world, our fight for wildlife will continue!
EXPLORE OUR GIFT SHOP
Our Online Gift shop is open and is FULL to the brim with lovely zoo inspired gift ideas, Christmas decorations and more. And best of all, you know that by doing your Christmas shopping with us you are helping to support us as a conservation charity.
ADOPT AN ANIMAL
There are some BIG animals at the zoo, some small, some unusual but all of them are WONDERFUL, and with your support that’s the way we can keep it. They make a great gift for showing someone you care, and are really rewarding as you will be helping to fund conservation work in the UK and all around the world!
JOIN THE ZOO FAMILY
There are LOADS of exciting benefits to becoming a Chester Zoo member! Including our members’ talks and exclusive discounts! When you take out a membership with us, you are also making a valuable contribution to the important work at the heart of what we do here at the zoo.