PLAY! At Chester Zoo

It’s no secret that Helen and I love a good trip to the zoo. Having recently visited the Zoo in Prague during our nomad trip around Europe we jumped at the chance to visit our favourite UK based zoo while we were back – Chester Zoo!

Since being featured on the Channel 4 show, Secret Life Of The Zoo. We’ve fallen more and more in love with the amazing personalities of the animals here. 

Chester Zoo have launched the most fantastic new Play! zone and they kindly invited us along to check out some of the new play areas and ideas they have put up around the zoo alongside the animals of course!

The idea behind Play! at Chester Zoo is to create fun engagement with children and their parents throughout their day at the zoo.

One of my favourite features of the Play Zone has to be the newly opened Madagascar space. An active adventure playground designed to encourage children to explore!

Chester Zoo has some amazing viewing points. Even though the zoo at times was busy there was never a wait to see any of the animals with a choice of raised platforms, glass screens and underwater areas.

One thing that always worries me about zoo’s is the treatment of animals. After a shock horror at a zoo in China when I was just 15. Chester Zoo’s number one priority is the care of the animals and it’s so easy to see that with how happy and healthy all the animals are. 

Despite having a map, Helen’s navigation skills left some things to be desired for. Luckily Chester Zoo had us covered with signs for everyone to see guaranteeing you’re on the right road to seeing you’re favourite animal.

Just as the heavens opened we managed to take cover in one of Chester Zoo’s cafés. Helping ourselves to some delicious and well priced food while planning our route for the afternoon.

You can book your tickets for Chester Zoo and read more about the Play! Zone here.


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