Sunday, 23 September 2012

Our trip to Chester Zoo

We spent a very enjoyable afternoon at Chester Zoo, we did have to keep up the pace to get round the Zoo in time, as we could not arrive any earlier as we got caught up in traffic after our review holiday to Sand Le Mere.  

The Zoo is vast, so involved lots of walking for the little legs with us, we did take advantage of a trip on the monorail and the waterbus just to sit down and have a little rest.  Both came with a small additional charge (£2 each for adults and £1.50 for children) but one we gladly paid just to have a break from the relentless speed walk!

Being the largest Zoo in the UK, I do recommend you arrive when it opens to make the most of what it has to offer and it is really rewarding knowing that everything you buy in the Zoo is helping towards protecting animals from extinction (maybe I should have felt extra virtuous and had two ice creams not just one!!!).

The last time we visited Chester Zoo, hubbie and I were newly dating and all loved up, I do not think we did the Zoo justice as we were too busy swooning over each other!  So it was lovely to go back and take it all in.  The dinosaur exhibits amazed the boys, youngest was slightly nervous of them (some are quite big and noisy) but he found his courage and insisted we went round again.

My boys enjoyed lots of silly photo opportunities that are dotted around the Zoo, which are perfect for creating lasting memories.  They especially enjoyed being tortoises!  I did not attempt to get in one, in case I got stuck…

It was a very educational experience for us all, lots of informative signs telling us about the animals, what they like to eat and other interesting facts.  The boys liked finding a little park to play in and again it was nice to watch them play for a little while and then resume animal spotting.

We braved the bat cave as a family, but luckily we did not have any land on our heads.  Am impressed with youngest as I thought he would outright refuse to go in, but on condition he wore his hood and I carried him he was willing to try it out!

Thank you to Superbreak for the opportunity to review this fantastic attraction.  I love their site it is so easy to navigate and find the perfect accommodation to complement visits such as this one to Chester Zoo.


  1. We are off to Chester Zoo later this week if the weather isn't too bad. We only live half an hour away - love the place. Looking forward to the dinosaurs! sam x

  2. one of my favourite days out is at Chester Zoo, lovely photos :-)