The date has been set and the countdown is on to the biggest event on the corporate calendar! Raise a toast to the festive season in our beautifully restored Grade II listed building at the heart of Chester Zoo.

Enjoy one of our corporate party packages in the truly unique location of The Oakfield, the perfect setting for a festive celebration. Keep spirits high, and your fizz topped up, under the twinkling lights of the cosy surroundings transformed with Christmas décor.

Whether you’re planning to dance the night away or enjoy an intimate meal, make your event a celebration to remember.

Take a look at our Christmas party packages below…


Invite your guests to kick-start their Christmas countdown with an elegant event outside zoo opening hours! You and your guests will be welcomed with a glass of bubbly on arrival before sitting down for three courses of locally sourced, seasonal dishes created by our Executive Head Chef, Ben Finchett (see menu below). After your meal head to the dance floor and enjoy the sounds of our festive DJ!

Prices start from £55 per person.


If you’re after a more intimate event, then we also have a daytime party package for up 50 guests. Enjoy a three course meal in the stunning and cosy surroundings of The Oakfield. The building is full to the brim with history as it used to be the home of Chester Zoo’s founder, George Mottershead. This package is available from Monday 25 November until Tuesday 24 December.

3 course meal – £27.50pp
3 course meal with half a bottle of wine – £37pp
Glass of prosecco on arrival – £4.95pp

We also have a well-stocked bar full of indulgent wines, ales and over 170 different spirits – it is Christmas after all!

Discuss your ideas and requirements with our events team – whether you’re after a large do, with exclusive hire of The Oakfield or a more intimate 3 course meal. We look forward to help you organise the perfect Christmas do!

Take a look at our 3 course Christmas menu here

*Selected dates available for an evening party package – book in advance to avoid disappointment. For parties over 80 guests please speak to our events team about exclusive venue hire options.

Looking for something a little cosier? 

The beautiful historic venue of the Oakfield is also perfect to house an intimate Christmas lunch with friends and family. With a delicious three-course menu from our Executive Head Chef, and over 170 tipples to try, it’s the perfect seasonal treat!

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The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

Looking to include an activity with your corporate Christmas booking? Our stunning illumination exhibition returns this December, letting you see the zoo in a whole new (twinkly) light!
Give your work party a truly special and unforgettable feel, and share in the seasonal magic of the Lanterns.

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Christmas at The Oakfield

Christmas at the Oakfield is unlike any other experience you’ve had before. This beautifully-restored, Grade-II listed building is rich with history and stories to tell…

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Get in touch today

Speak to our events team today and start planning your Christmas event at Chester Zoo! | 01244 650 209