EXPERIENCES AT CHESTER ZOO

Chester Zoo  EXPERIENCE DAY offers a unique opportunity to get closer to our INCREDIBLE animals and plants, and meet our experts.

– MEET –

Get CLOSER than ever before to some of the INCREDIBLE wildlife found at Chester Zoo, and gain behind the scenes knowledge from our AMAZING experts! This exclusive access will give you an UNFORGETTABLE day, and insight into the daily lives of our staff and the animals they care for.

– DINE –

IMAGINE enjoying a delicious breakfast while lions roam in the distance, or polishing off your pastries while penguins swim by! We’ve launched a BRAND NEW experience, which will give you the chance to start your day in a truly incredible and unique way!

– EXPLORE –

Experience the zoo like never before and join us for an EARLY MORNING tour to see the zoo come to life BEFORE WE OPEN to the public, as our keepers prepare for the day ahead.

*NEW* Komodo Dragon Experience

We bring you closer to the world’s LARGEST living lizard than ever before! Enter a tropical habitat, and come face to face with this HUGE venomous lizard! You’ll be left with incredible memories that will last a lifetime!

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*NEW*Aquarium Experience

brand new experience that will AMAZE and leave you in AWE of the fascinating creatures that live beneath the water! Feed and interact with some of our most endangered fish.

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Keeper for a Day

Ever fancied mucking in (or mucking out) with a real-life zoo keeping team? Well now’s your chance!

Working alongside our expert keepers, you’ll learn lots of fascinating animal facts and learn what a day in the life of a keeper truly involves!

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*NEW* Chameleon Experience

Come and discover all there is to know about our incredible reptiles. You’ll get the chance to feed the chameleons and and watch them gobble up their tasty bug lunch!

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Secret Life of the Zoo Tour

Do you want to know about the real secret life of the zoo? Join us on an exclusive tour to see some of the stars of the show as our animals and keepers get ready for another exciting day at the zoo. You will be guided around our 128-acre site by one of our experienced zoo rangers in your very own specially outfitted tour bus!

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*NEW* Butterfly & Bug Experience

Get closer than ever to some of the smaller species. Our precious butterflies and bugs will leave you all a flutter, as you discover more about these incredible species. Get hands on and help our keepers as well as spend time with our animal experts.

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Breakfast at the lions

Take pride of place in front of our newly-built Asiatic lion habitat and enjoy your breakfast outside before the zoo opens. While the lions roam in front of you, feast on a selection of pastries, fresh fruit and smoothies as well as breakfast hash with pancakes and waffles for your cubs.

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Elephant Experience

The elephant herd at Chester Zoo are really special to us and our visitors. This experience will bring you closer than ever before to this amazing animal and give our elephants an experience that they love too!

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Giraffe Experience

We offer you the chance to get up close and personal with the TALLEST land animals, leaving you with incredible memories that will last a lifetime!

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Penguin Experience

Our experience with the penguins gives you the chance to get closer to our colony of Humboldt penguins than ever before, leaving you with incredible memories that will last a lifetime!

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Red Panda Experience

Step inside the red panda habitat and get up close to this unique and endangered species. Red pandas are cautious by nature and we offer you the chance to meet and feed this enigmatic species in their own environment.

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Early Birds Tour

Experience the zoo like never before! Join us for an early morning tour to see the zoo come alive as our animals and keepers prepare for the day ahead. Climb aboard our special tour bus and embark on an exclusive tour of our spectacular 128-acre zoo!

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Meerkat Experience

A wonderful experience where you’ll get the chance to meet our highly sociable and fascinating meerkat family. It’s the perfect opportunity to ask our expert keeper all your questions, and learn about the incredible work of our keepers.

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Gardener for a Day

It’s time to take the opportunity to discover more about the astounding array of exotic plants and shrubs around the world. Dig in with our horticultural experts and learn how to grow and care for our colourful species.

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Rhino Experience

Our exclusive experience offers you the chance to get up close and personal with a magnificent greater one horned rhino and the opportunity to ask our animal experts any questions you may have.

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*NEW* Lion Experience

COMING SOON

THANKS FOR PREVENTING EXTINCTION

All of our experiences at Chester Zoo help us in our mission to PREVENT EXTINCTION. Whether you’re treating yourself or a loved one to an extremely special gift, you can enjoy the experience EVEN MORE in the knowledge that you’re supporting vital conservation work right here at the zoo, in the UK and around the world! Thank you!

NOW is the time to ACT FOR WILDLIFE. Conservation is CRITICAL; species are under threat. TOGETHER we can make a BIG difference. Take action TODAY and join us in PREVENTING EXTINCTION.

ACT FOR WILDLIFE

OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS WORK IN SIX REGIONS AROUND THE GLOBE – REPRESENTING SOME OF THE PLANET’S MOST BIODIVERSE HABITATS. Discover more about our SCIENCE AND CONSERVATION work.

THIS IS WHAT WE DO