23 August 2017

5 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Chester Zoo

This week I was invited down to Chester Zoo for  a day of fun, food, and animals. I've visited the zoo quite a lot, but I can honestly say you'll never have the same experience here twice. It is one of the UK's largest zoos at 125 acres and over 20,000 animals!

Chester Zoo Islands

500 Different Species of Animals
It goes without saying that the main reason you visit a zoo, is for the animals. Well, Chester Zoo has over 500 different species of animals, meaning there is something for everyone. Tigers, Elephants, Giraffes, Orangutans, you name it and Chester probably have it. Some must see's for me were the Jaguars, Sloths and Komodo Dragon.

Chester Zoo Jaguar

Animal Encounters & Tours
If you enjoy learning a bit more about the animals, and getting up close and personal with them, Chester offer a range of guided tours and encounters for you to enjoy. We went on the Fabulous Favourites Tour in which Chloe, our tour guide, took us around 5 of the most adopted animals at the zoo, to learn more about why they are so popular. Or if you really want to get stuck in, you can book an experience day in which you could get up close and feed various animals, including the penguins, giraffes and even elephants!

Chester Zoo Elephants

Explore the Islands
One of the newer additions to the zoo is the Islands which is a great way to explore six South East Asian Islands, and their inhabitants. Each habitat is beautifully decorated to replicate each location, making your expedition as authentic as possible. Here you'll find the Tigers, as well as some weird and wonderful creatures such as the Southern Cassowary. If you're legs are aching a bit, you can also relax on the Lazy River Boat Trip which will take you around the island of Sumba.

Chester Zoo Islands Bali

PLAY! At the Zoo
If you're planning on visiting with children, they'll love the brand new Madagascar PLAY! area. There is also various activities and events running throughout the zoo for both you and the kids to enjoy. You can check out Chester Zoo's website for a list of event dates.

Treat Yourself to Some Yummy Food
And finally, what better way to unwind than with a tasty meal and drink. There's plenty to choose from so everyone's happy.  You can stop for a Coffee or Sandwich if you're feeling a little peckish, or enjoy some authentic food in the Islands at Manado Street Kitchen. We opted for good old Burger and Chips at June's Food Court!

Chester Zoo Food

Have you visited Chester Zoo before? Which animals would you be excited to see?

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*Complimentary tickets to Chester Zoo and the Fabulous Favourites tour were provided, however all words and opinions are my own.
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29 comments

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  2. I visited Chester Zoo back in April and absolutely loved it! It was so fun and there's so much to explore and the food is really nice too. It's a long way for me to travel but i would definitely go back again!

    Ellie x

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  3. These photos look amazing, I can't remember the last time I went to one but this looks so fun x

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  4. omg this Zoo sounds incredible and the food looks so good!!

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  5. Ahhhh I'm so jealous, I've wanted to visit Chester Zoo for a while now, especially since they launched the South East Asian Islands! x

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  6. Stunning pictures!! looks like you had a lovely day!

    Sophia xo // sophiaaaxo.com

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  7. Omg, this sounds amazing! I've never been to Chester Zoo but I may have to convince Ry to take me

    Rachel | www.thebeautyisabeast.com
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  8. I love your photography. I always love visiting the zoo!

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  9. Okay if I ever get to go to the UK I am DEFINATELY going to the Chester Zoo!! This place seems amazing!!

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  10. I've never been to Chester zoo but it sure looks fun ❤️

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  11. I love hearing that they have so many options for their visitors. The Toronto Zoo used to have a lot more amenities but has, due to a variety of issues, shut many of them down then just never replaced them.

    My favourites at the zoo are the marmosets and the giraffes!

    Great post Terri.

    Ash www.caviartastebolognabudget.com

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  12. I love hearing that they have so many options for their visitors. The Toronto Zoo used to have a lot more amenities but has, due to a variety of issues, shut many of them down then just never replaced them.

    My favourites at the zoo are the marmosets and the giraffes!

    Great post Terri.

    Ash www.caviartastebolognabudget.com

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  13. I've never been here! I'd love to go though. Zoo's are one of my favourite places for a day out.

    These photos are amazing!

    Faye Jessica | fayejessica.co.uk

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  14. I'm pretty sure I went here years ago but I can't really remember it! I can't believe there are over 20,000 animals there; that's incredible! Your post has definitely made me want to go back for another visit! xx

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  15. Chester zoo is one of my favourite places to go i love it!

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  16. I haven't been to Chester zoo in so long so this post is giving me all of the nostalgic feelings! Really love your photography x

    Kayleigh Zara šŸŒæwww.kayleighzaraa.com

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  17. Hi, I can't remember the last time I visited a zoo. I want to go to one now, Chester is a bit far for me though.

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  18. Ok it looks like an epic zoo and i need to take my kids there immediately!!! šŸ˜šŸ˜ wow wonder why i have never been before! Thanks for this xx

    Amina xx | www.AliandHer.com

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  19. I haven't been to a zoo since primary but this post is making me want to visit one soon! Great photos and glad you had a fun day

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  20. Looks like such a fun day out! I haven't been to a zoo for years! The baby elephant is so cute!

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  21. I've never been to Chester zoo but after reading this & listening to a few friends opinions I definitely want to go!

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  22. I really have mixed opinions on Zoos, Chester Zoo how ever is one of the few zoos that I am happy going too because they have such a big conservation project with endangered species.

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  23. I've never even heard of this zoo before but it looks amazing! Definitely adding it to my list of places I wanna visit!

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  24. I really want to go back here, its so close to me!

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  25. Chester zoo seems to be a favourite on my Facebook at the moment for people to visit, it's definitely a place I would love to take Darcie

    Tasha x

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  26. I went there once a while ago now and we plan on going back one day for a visit!! We loved it and is definitely a fantastic day out!

    Vikki | planetvikkiblog.wordpress.com

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  27. Your pictures are phenomenal. I've been to a couple different zoos before, but not the Chester zoo.
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca/

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