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! Lay scent trails for our Komodo dragons, bathe our Radiated tortoises, visit our chameleons in their Madagascan habitat and meet our bug and aquarium residents, together!

You’ll go behind the scenes to learn about some of our rarest off show species and our global conservation projects which help to protect them.

Refuel at our contemporary British pub, The Oakfield with a freshly prepared meal for two right at the heart of the zoo.

This exclusive experience will be a day to remember, and you’ll have a lasting effect on wildlife because all the money raised through our experiences goes to support our wide range of conservation work around the world.

Maximum of 2 people. Suitable for ages 16+

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

BOOK your Tropical Adventure for two today!
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Your experience

Will last approximately 3 hours, before you head to The Oakfield for your meal.

Get up close and help our keepers look after our Komodo dragons, tortoises and lizards.

Meet the residents of our aquarium and bug habitats.

The opportunity to ask our keepers any questions you may have.

Finish your experience with a delicious meal in The Oakfield, right at the heart of the zoo with a two course meal freshly prepared by our chefs.

Exclusive gift and experience certificate.

Zoo admission.

Terms and conditions

Experience includes admission for the participants only.

The Experience is available for adults and children aged 16 years old and over. As this experience takes place behind the scenes it is not suitable for spectators to come along and watch you take part.

Regrettably, certain guests will be unable to take part including people with relevant phobias or known allergies, 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.

Many of our animal habitats are very warm, so please bring a bottle of water with you, which can be filled up at Adventure HQ before your experience starts.

The Oakfield meal includes two courses from the main menu and a soft drink of your choosing.

Maximum of two people per experience (exclusive just for two guests)!

Available all year.

COVID safety requirements

Face masks are mandatory for all participants even those who are medically exempt. All participants MUST wear a dark coloured face mask.

All guests’ hands must be washed/sanitised prior to starting and after an experience.

All guests within proximity to our animals must also wear protective gloves which shall be provided.

Social distancing must always be adhered to by guests when in proximity of staff and other guests.

Limited capacities have been introduced to all experiences to ensure social distancing can be maintained for the safety of our animals, visitors and staff.

Unfortunately the keepers will be unable to take photographs for you during the experience with your own devices, but when the keepers say it is safe to do so you are more than welcome to take some yourself.

See our full terms and conditions here.
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