Posted on August 14, 2011

A Trip to Chester Zoo…

Adventures/ day out/ out and about/ Review
This post is quite photo heavy so please be patient – hope you like the pics x
On Friday we all got in the car & drove 2 hours to Chester Zoo for the day. We last went to Chester Zoo in 2005 so I was really looking forward to seeing if it had changed or been developed. We arrived at 9:55am and opening was 10am, the car park was filling up and there was a short queue to pay. As we had pre-paid tickets we were able to go straight to the fast track entrance and got straight in.

Tsavo Black Rhino
Chester Zoo is set in 110 Acres of fabulous gardens and has 7,000 animals! Many of which are exotic and endangered! As we walked around I noticed how HUGE the place is. The animals have wonderful, clean, large enclosures and seem really well looked after!
Boo & Bugs stop & pose for a snap!

On entry you are given a map with suggested routes and the distance each route is – as always we didn’t follow any route and just ambled our way around making sure we visited all the animals 🙂

Chester Zoo has great facilities, everywhere seemed very clean, I visited the loos & baby changing several times throughout the day and each time they were very clean and no queues either which was such a relief! There seemed to be lots of places to eat and get snacks, ice cream, drinks etc – we took a picnic and easily found a lovely table for us to sit and enjoy it (except for the damn wasps!!!) I did get a latte from a little hut on the way round the zoo and that was gorgeous! I always dread getting coffee when I’m out but I’m really pleased I risked it! Boo & Lero had ice cream’s which they said were delicious! So they were happy too!
Cheetahs chilling in the sun.
We really enjoyed seeing all the animals! My personal favourites were the Bush Dogs, they were adorable! They just kept walking around their enclosure in a line – it was so funny to watch!
Boo loved the Butterfly journey and went on an adventure to see how many she could see! There were some really beautiful butterflies as you can see from the photos below!
Gorgeous butterfly in the Butterfly Journey!


Gorgeous butterfly in the Butterfly Journey!

The dinosaur exhibition was incredible! Boo was a little scared and couldn’t walk through it quick enough but it really was amazing!! Lero really enjoyed that as did my OH!

The dinosaurs were FANTASTIC!


So cute!


Very Scary!

Just before we went home we got the monorail from Jubilee Square to Monkey Island Station. We all really enjoyed this especially Boo who was so excited to go on it! It wasn’t too busy either and we only had to queue for about 10 minutes before we boarded! It was great to see the zoo from a different perspective!

The Monorail.
All in all we had a brilliant day at Chester Zoo and would definitely go again and be happy to pay the full entry price :O)
Boo with the map!


Boo & Lero see how they compare!


Boo waiting to go on the monorail!
Boo & Lero on The Monorail.


Me, Bugs and my OH on the Monorail 🙂
You can find out more about Chester in the Chester Guide & if you are looking for more attractions then Chester Zoo Short Breaks will help you out immensely 🙂
We were provided with a free family ticket to Chester Zoo by Superbreak in exchange for a blog post of our visit. All photos and thoughts are my own :O)

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  • Reply KARA August 15, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Wow that looks like an amazing zoo, gorgeous pictures, can't tell you are a talented photographer at all.
    I wonder how far that is from us cause Ash is a huge Zoo fan I shall have to take a lookie.

  • Reply glitterbaby40 August 15, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Brilliant photos, looks like a great day. It's too far for me to travel there but used to got a lot when I was a child.

  • Reply Alli Marshall August 15, 2011 at 6:49 am

    I love Chester Zoo, I've been going there since I was a little girl & now I take my kids!
    The facilities for animals & humans are brilliant, although I agree about the wasps.
    Glad you had a great day, love the photos.

  • Reply Dawnie Brown August 15, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Gorgeous photos sis, looks like you had a fantastic time 

  • Reply Carolin August 14, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Lovely photos. Looks like you had a great day and all the family had fun x

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