Chester Zoo

Just on the outskirts of Chester, about 4 miles from Wharton Lock Holiday Apartment, you will find the famous Chester Zoo this is regarded as one of the top zoos in Europe. How the zoo began has recently been shown in the captivating TV series 'The Zoo'.

It covers an area of 100 acres and contains over 5,000 animals that live in spacious near-natural surroundings; these are set in the largest zoological gardens in the UK. The zoo is easily reached by local bus.

Facilities at the zoo include Sea Lion Beach, Aviaries - including rare parrots, Twilight Zone - Bat Cave, Tropical Realm with reptiles and birds, Lions, Elephants, Tigers, Giraffes, Monkeys, Rhinos and many many more...

There also these exciting ways to explore the zoo and animals including the Zoofari Railway Ride on a Monorail and Waterbus ride - 12/15 minute trip.

Eat and drink in an abundance of restaurants, cafes and ice cream kiosks or bring your own food to enjoy in the picnic area.

Take a memento home from the Souvenir Shops, the kids will love the Face Painting.

Every month of the year Chester Zoo holds events and festivals from Easter Egg Hunt, Frost Fair, Summer Evening events and much more...a lovely way to enjoy your stay in Chester.

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