EXPLORE the zoo like never before! Our BRAND NEW experience will give you the chance to start your day in a truly UNIQUE way, before we open to the public!

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!

You will be able to spot some of the famous faces from TV such as our penguins, sloths and rhinos, as well as learning all about their lives here at the zoo and what we are doing to protect their wild relatives. After your tour of the zoo in the morning, you’ll be dropped off at Monsoon Forest ready for zoo opening so you can continue exploring for the rest of the day!

Hop aboard our special tour bus and embark on an exclusive tour of our spectacular 128 acre zoo! Feel like a VIP as our experienced zoo expert takes you on a fun-filled adventure around the zoo and introduces you to some of our incredible animals along the way.
You’ll be able to spot some of the animal stars from “The Secret Life of the Zoo” TV show, such as our penguins, sloths and rhinos! LEARN all about their lives here at the zoo and what we are doing to protect their wild relatives. DISCOVER what it takes to get the zoo ready for a busy day.
After experiencing the sights and sounds of the zoo you’ll finish your tour at Monsoon Forest, just in time for zoo opening where you will continue your adventure!



*£65 for adults and £55 for child including zoo admission*

Maximum of 20 people. Suitable for ages 4+

If you have any questions about this experience please get in touch via our contact us page or call us on 01244 380280.

Get in touch with our team for more information! | 01244 380 280


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!