Monday 14 June 2021

Days Out | Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo is one of my favourite places to visit with the boys and we are so lucky that it's just a short half an hour drive away from us. Set across 120 acres and with over 20,000 animals to explore it makes for a boss day out and is a great way to burn off the energy of two feral kids like mine. 


We are members of Chester Zoo and this is something I highly recommend if you're local because a yearly membership gains you access to the zoo as many times as you want. This absolutely takes the stress out of your visit because if you're like me and want to cram as much into your day as possible; but are unable to because of little legs then you know you can do it all again next time. This means the inevitable playground stops are met less begrudgingly and you can rest your legs with a coffee and twenty minutes peace! 


We visited the zoo last Monday and there are current restrictions in place due Covid (as standard these days) so visitor numbers are restricted and there are sanitising stations situated round the park. The bat enclosure is closed at the moment, due the boys' dismay, and will not be reopening until the restrictions are completely lifted. We felt really safe throughout the day, the only issue was the toilets. They're currently staffed due to restrictions so make sure you plan for any toilet breaks with little ones as queues can be quite big! 

Some indoor attractions require you to wear a mask which wasn't as bad as I expected it to be considering the heat but if you want to go through the lemur enclosure, all members of your party must wear a mask so keep that in mind to avoid disappointment! 


We always have a fab day whenever we visit the zoo and I already can't wait to go back and do it all over again and hopefully see some of the animals we missed last time. Although after spending a full day here I'm surprised that we missed anything at all, which should give you an idea of how much there is to do! I'm mostly looking forward to seeing the sloths and hoping to catch a glimpse of the jaguars next time. There was a time when I would dread big days out in my own with them but now I look forward to them and there will be plenty more zoo days to come this summer! 

Rachael xo

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