Join us for a unique Christmas trail in the zoo after hours! Enjoy our spectacular illuminations, colourful lanterns and encounter enchanting costumed characters along the way!

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AN AMAZING LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Safety of course is our priority, and we’ve put lots of measures in place to ensure there’s social distancing around the zoo, but that doesn’t mean that a school visit can’t bring learning to life, be playful, and support everyone’s wellbeing.

Whether it’s watching the elephants playing in the water, hearing the lion ROAR, or finding out which animal is the smelliest (tapirs are pretty stinky!)…nothing brings learning about animals to life as much as seeing them here at Chester Zoo.

Students will learn lots by watching animals and reading some of the signs around the zoo. There’s so much to learn about! Here are our top tips for turning a school visit to the zoo into a learning adventure. 

Safety of course has to come first and we’ve put lots in place to ensure social distancing around the zoo, but that doesn’t mean that a family visit can’t also be playful, help children learn and support everyone’s wellbeing.

In fact, we believe these things are more important now than ever, so we’ve put together some top tips and special resources to help you get the most out of a visit.

Whether you’re planning to spoil someone special this Valentine’s Day or treat Mum to an unforgettable Mother’s Day meal, why not add a sprinkling of Chester Zoo magic to your day! Share your love of animals with your nearest and dearest in a truly stunning location…

 

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This Christmas, come and experience a winter wonderland as the Chester Zoo shop transforms into a festive treasure trove. Christmas at Chester Zoo goes much further than just us! Our main shop has a great selection of Christmas goodies, suitable for all ages!

Find inspirational gifts from the contemporary to the traditional with everything you need for a fun-filled Christmas…

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We take a peek behind the curtain to meet Wild Rumpus and discover how their team bring the lanterns magic to life. With three, BRAND NEW illuminating worlds this year, we find out what it takes to create this magical, festive wonderland.

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Autumn is a brilliant time of year for spotting garden wildlife. Why not have a go at your very own Autumnwatch and let us know what you’ve seen. We want to know about anything you’ve seen – common and unusual, even if you’re not sure exactly what it is you can send us a photo and we’ll find out for you.