If you read my blog you’ll know I’m a huge fan of animals especially safari animals! We were very kindly asked to go to Chester Zoo and try out the new PLAY! space as well as obviously seeing all the animals. As Johnny’s still a bit young to try the PLAY! areas we took our friends and their little girl along to really test it out!
On arrival at Chester Zoo, I couldn’t believe how busy it was on the car parks! The weather wasn’t great but it hadn’t put people off which shows how great it can still be in the rain. There’s plenty of parking space and it didn’t feel too busy once we were in the park. I never realised how big the zoo was, they have every animal imaginable. I hadn’t even heard of some. Of course mine and Johnny’s favourite are the Giraffes!
There’s plenty of places to buy food and we couldn’t resist a cheeky ice cream once the sun finally came out. We went to the Madagascar PLAY! space where Gracie really got to try the area. There’s a sandy beach as well as a river bed where the children can cool down on hot days or just get a bit wet anyway! Gracie told me she really liked the play area, there was lots to do but not much for younger children. Also, if the weathers bad it wouldn’t be useable.
I really enjoyed walking around the Islands at Chester Zoo, it was definitely something different! However my feet were aching from all the walking at this point so we didn’t see as much as we’d hoped. I would have loved to have taken a trip on the boat to really explore. I think it’s a perfect excuse to go back soon once Johnny is a little older.
Have you been to Chester Zoo?
Ta Ta for now,
*Free trip but all opinions are my own