The elephant herd at Chester Zoo are really special to us and our visitors. This experience will give you the opportunity to interact with our elephants by hosing them down PLUS you’ll give our elephants an experience that they love too!

You may have seen our elephants frolicking around in their pool – they love nothing more than taking a dip and splashing around in water on a warm summer’s day.

This is a chance to meet our expert elephant keepers and get a special experience with our elephants – with the help of a water hose! You’ll also discover more about the work of our keepers and the incredible work our teams are doing to protect this species from extinction.

By buying this gift, not only will it be an experience to remember but you will also be contributing to our conservation work both here and around the world helping to save wildlife from extinction – thank you!

Maximum of 1 person. Suitable for ages 18+

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

“The elephant Experience was absolutely magical. I loved splashing the elephants with water and seeing how much they enjoyed it!”

Elephant Experience participant

BOOK your Elephant Experience today!
We can't wait to welcome you to the zoo.

Your experience

Will last approximately 45 mins with approximately 20 mins spent with the animals.

The chance to hose down the elephants from a washing station.

The opportunity to learn about these highly intelligent animals and ask our Keepers any questions you may have.

Exclusive Gift and experience certificate.

Zoo admission.

Terms and conditions

Experience includes admission for the participant only.

The Experience is available for adults aged 18 years and over.

Regrettably certain guests will be unable to take part including people with epilepsy; relevant phobias or known allergies; mobility issues, pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals.

Whilst every effort is made to accommodate those with a disability or learning difficulty, due to practicality and health and safety this cannot always be achieved – contact Chester Zoo before purchasing.

Maximum of 1 person per experience (exclusive just for 1 guest)!

Available May to September.

See our full terms and conditions here.

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