I know Chester Zoo isn’t in Wales, but it is super accessible from Wales and only about a 10 minute drive from the actual border!
I don’t support many zoos. It upsets me to see animals in captivity, especially when they are made to do shows. However, Chester Zoo is exactly what a zoo should be – it’s focus is firmly on education of the public, conservation, and working with partners around the globe to reintroduce threatened animals safely back into the wild. How much they invest in projects abroad and what they do can be accessed on their website.
Most of their animals are involved in breeding programs, and I have never seen enclosures so big! And so for all of these reasons, I will visit and support Chester Zoo.
(and they have beautiful gardens too.)
This may look like a massive greenhouse but it was actually a huge enclosure where birds were free to fly around you!
The amazingly huge Galapagos tortoise!
I got some great videos of this little guy!
Chester Zoo is a large attraction – for most people it would require two days to comfortably see everything. To try and do it in one day expect to be on your feet for 6 hours and rushing.
Book your tickets ahead of time online to save money, also go prepared with a picnic and plenty of water (food is expensive and there isn’t much choice).
I genuinely believe that there is something in the park for everyone to enjoy and appreciate, and is a stand out attraction for the area.