A fantastic opportunity to get closer to the animals at Chester Zoo and go behind the scenes with our keepers

Proceeds from Gifts & Experiences help fund our conservation work in the UK and around the world – which is good news for animals everywhere!

How to book a Chester Zoo experience day

Buy your animal experience online and select the day you wish to visit. Availability is limited so we recommend booking early. Only one Chester Zoo experience day booking can be made per web order.

It’s easy to buy an animal experience as a gift too. Simply add in our gift wrap option when purchasing.

Take a look at a range of Chester Zoo experience days below.


Ever fancied mucking in (or mucking out) with a real-life zoo keeping team?  Well now’s your chance!  Work on a one to one basis with our keeping staff on the animal section of your choice.  Full day experience: 8am -5pm).

Vouchers for 2020 will be available to book from 8am on 1 November 2019. Vouchers are sold on a first come first serve basis (maximum of 2 vouchers per purchase). Please note that our phone operators will receive a very high number of calls on this date therefore we cannot guarantee availability.

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