I could just start and end this review by saying, or typing:
Chester Zoo is awesome!
But I suppose I should really quantify that statement.
It’s been a while since we’ve visited a zoo, which is why we were keen to take up an offer from Chester Zoo to visit them.
We’ve visited zoos in this country, as well as some around the world, and it’s fair to say the standard we’ve come across had been vast and unpredictable, some being brilliant, and some leaving you wondering if you should have even visited, and are they not on the wrong side of cruel.
Simply put, Chester Zoo is fantastic, and probably the best we’ve ever visited.
I did get told off by my young explorer sidekick for him having to wait over nine years to visit!
From the minute you arrive the place is very well organised, we left home a little later than we’d planned to, and therefore expected the worst as we’d be arriving at the peak time of day.
But while there were a lot of people, they seem to be so organised that driving in and parking was a breeze, as was getting into the actual zoo. No one seemed to be queuing for very long, all very relaxed.
The zoo is stunning from the off, and you are immediately struck by the vast elephant enclosure.
And I would say that is something consistent with the enclosures at Chester Zoo, they all seem to a layman to be generous in size and sympathetically laid and decked out for the animals that live in them.
Watching one of the elephants take water from the waterfall was an instant highlight.
There are an absolute truck load of animals. I’m struggling to think of animals that they don’t have.
They have some we’d never even heard of before.