Chester Zoo, only 25 minutes from our holiday barns here at Alkington Grange Barns, is an incredible day out for all the family, young and old. The zoo lies on 125 acres and is the 7th best zoo in the World according to Trip Advisor. It has a huge range of animals from the smallest Frogs in their Tropical House through to elephants, rhino's, tigers, lions and a wonderful Giraffe family.
They opened their 'Islands' attractions in 2015, which includes a wonderful boat ride that takes you through different landscapes where the zoo is involved in varying conservation programmes, including Sumatra, the Philippines and Indonesia, the landscapes all contain animals for you to spot!!
There are several play areas for the children to enjoy and let off some steam and some more suitable for toddlers. They are opening a new play area for summer 2017. There are lots of places to eat, grab an ice cream or buy a drink, but also plenty of areas to sit and enjoy your own picnic, whilst watching the penguins play!!!
There is more new areas being opened for this Summer, so keep an eye open
For more information click this link http://www.chesterzoo.org/
We went to the Zoo and this is SOME of what we saw..................