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A GREAT DAY OUT AT CHESTER ZOO
Member Name: jules9999
Advantages: SO MUCH TO DO, NICE WALK AND GOOD TO SEE THE CONSERVATION WORK
I live in the North West and visit Chester Zoo regularly. I would say that if you enjoy zoo's then Chester zoo is great and has seen many changes over the years. We go most weekends and have been know to go several times a week in the school holidays.
I have chosen membership to the zoo as it can be quiet expensive but this works out really good value for money. My two boys, fourteen and sixteen have membership and it costs £30 for the year. As Philip is disabled myself or any carer that takes him gets admitted free so if you know someone who has a disability or special need and enjoys animals or just a nice stroll, it's well worth enquiring and taking up the offer. For over eighteen single membership it is £60 and under sixty five years is £50. If you are a couple it is also cheaper, under sixty five is £95 and over sixty five £80. A great price I feel for a years pass and the only day it is closed is Christmas day. Membership also gives you twenty percent off any purchases from the shops or restaurant or even if you only need to buy a bottle of pop or bag of crisps. Your membership also gives you free entry to other zoo's and gardens throughout the UK. Well worth being a member if you plan to visit often, we really get our monies worth.
The zoo is lovely to walk round and has done so much for conservation. There are several places to eat a picnic in lovely surroundings and also three restaurants to choose from as well as kiosks scattered around for ice creams and drinks.
We visited at weekend and there is now a sign small ice rink for a limited time from the 27th November though it's not suitable for my son I'm sure children and adults will love it and it was also there last year. Also noticed santas grotto with journey through lapland though recommends you prebook and even though my son wil be seventeen I will be taking him to see Santa plus two adults can go on the journey free with their child. Price for that is £6 so good value and they get their gift from santa to. So much going on for Christmas for the little ones this Christmas and I think it is a lovely place to visit Santa and much prefer to a busy shopping Mall.
Also a halloween event going on at the moment.
Toilet facilities are good and there are several baby changing facilities and disabled toilets that make it much easier. Also push chairs available and lockers and plenty of disabled parking close to the main entrance.
The animals are great and well looked after and seems they are always working to make the conditions for the animals better.
This weekend we saw one of the new lion cubs which was out with his mum and was so lovely to see. If your children like creepy crawlies I can recommend the ant tree in the jaguar house which never fails to fascinate my son. Also the camels were being very friendly with each other and delighted the onlookers so no doubt a baby camel coming in the future.
So many animals to see, lovely gardens and such a great day out for all the family with boat ride or train ride. We love it and will probably be there again at weekend.
Summary: FABULOUS DAY OUT AT CHESTER ZOO
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