22 November 2012

Ian, daughter Maggie and friends, joined the zoo’s first ever Lantern Magic event which sees visitors make their own lanterns before taking a trip through Fruit Bat Forest.

Visitors can make a wish at the Cedar Wishing Tree before meeting Father Christmas. The route is lit by spectacular life-sized animal lanterns including a flamingo and zebra.

Ian, who plays Owen in the hit soap and is a member of the zoo, said his evening was “just magical! I could see everyone had a fantastic time.”

Chester Zoo’s Alice Green with Ian Puleston-Davies, daughter Maggie (right), and her cousin Indie Williams get ready to head off on their lantern walk.

Ian Puleston-Davies with Father Christmas, Indie Williams (left) and Megan Howe-Thatcher.