EXPERIENCES AT CHESTER ZOO

Chester Zoo EXPERIENCE 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 the zoo, and gain behind the scenes knowledge from our amazing experts! This exclusive access will give you an unforgettable experience, 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 –

Hop aboard our tour bus and experience the zoo like never before! Join us for an early morning tour to see the secret life of the zoo before we open to the public, as our keepers prepare for the busy day ahead.

*NEW* Fruit bat Experience

Venture into the darkness of Fruit Bat Forest and discover more about these fascinating nocturnal creatures. You’ll hand-feed our fruit bats their favourite meal, while our expert keeper shares some incredible bat-based knowledge with you.

Maximum of 3 people.
Suitable for ages 8+
£75
each.

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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’ll be guided around our 128-acre site in your very own tour bus!

Maximum of 20 people.
Suitable for ages 5+
£65
for adults and £55 for children including zoo admission.

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Latin American Adventure

Meet some of South and Central America’s most spectacular species in our new Latin American Experience, perfect for two people.

Maximum of 2 people.
Suitable for ages 16+
£500
for two people.

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Tropical Adventure for two

Become a zoo VIP and join our expert keepers on an extra special tour of our reptile, bug and aquarium habitats where you’ll meet some of the world’s most endangered species. Bring a friend, because this unique experience is for two!

Maximum of 2 people.
Suitable for ages 16+
£300
for two people.

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Lion Experience

Watch our lions in action as they take down their prey from the best view in the zoo!
For the mane event you’ll deliver lunch fit for a king (and his queens) using a zip line, from an exclusive platform.

Maximum of 2 people.
Suitable for ages 18+
£195
each.

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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!

Maximum of 2 people.
Suitable for ages 8+
£75
each.

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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.

Maximum of 2 people.
Suitable for ages 5+
£75
each.

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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!

Maximum of 1 person.
Suitable for ages 12+
£125
each.

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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.

Maximum of 30 people.
Suitable for all ages.
£65 for adults and £55 for children including zoo admission.

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Elephant Experience

Our magnificent elephant herd are really special to us and our visitors. This experience will give you the opportunity to get involved with elephant enrichment, and give our elephants an experience that they love!

Maximum of 1 person.
Suitable for ages 18+
£195
each.

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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.

Maximum of 1 person.
Suitable for ages 12+
£75
each.

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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!

Maximum of 3 people.
Suitable for ages 11+
£195
each.

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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!

Maximum of 1 person.
Over 18s only.
From £250 – £280 per person.

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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.

Over 18s only.
£150 per person.

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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!

Maximum of 2 people.
Suitable for ages 8+
£125
each.

Due to recent reports of avian influenza in the UK, we’re currently unable to take new bookings for our ‘Penguin Experience’. Please check back soon for updates.

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