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Animal Magic at Chester Zoo.
Member Name: mejulie999
Advantages: Lots to see, a full day.
Disadvantages: Very large so can be a bit heavy on the feet
Chester Zoo is open every day except for Christmas Day and is a must for families. As it is very large, you need comfy shoes and a raincoat just in case the weather is typically british. Queues for the entrance, especially during the holiday period can be very long and the Zoo is a very busy one.
On entering you will be asked if you would like to pay a little extra so that some of the money goes to animal conservation and the zoo don't pay the tax. You will be provided with a map, to guide you around the expanse. You will need a full day to get round.
Animals range from Elephants, Tigers, and the wonderful Monkeys and Apes, through to a wonderful reptile house complete with mini waterfall, and penguins, seals and a large array of birds. There are regular talks on some of the animals which will be indicated on the information provided.
The Zoo is scattered with restaurants and a beautiful flower garden. Food is reasonably priced, but again, due to it's popularity, it can get quite busy. A well stocked gift shop provides lots of souveniers of your trip and many children leave with a balloon or a stuffed animal of some description.
I would recommend a visit as it is well worth the £9.50 adult and £7.00 childrens entrance fee. Under 3's do go free.
Summary: A Great Family Day out
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