As you may have guessed we have spent a few days at the end of the school holidays away. We would have loved to have gone abroad but we had a change of plans when the girl was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the beginning of July. It’s a good job really that we changed our plans as she would never have coped with the stress of a trip abroad as she was so tired. I also didn’t want to risk being in another country, where we didn’t speak the language In case we had any problems with her nasal gastric tube.
We decided on a couple of nights in Llandudno so we could tick off the Great Orme Tramway from our Welsh Bucket List. I fancied more than 2 nights away so choose to stop at Chester for a couple of days before Llandudno.
We had a overly time in Chester but the highlight of this part of our time away was a trip to Chester Zoo.
From our hotel we walked around the corner to the train station. I knew that a bus direct to the zoo left from there but was unsure which bus stop it left from. I was quite surprised that what must be Chester’s biggest tourist attraction did not have a big sign saying which bus stop for the zoo.
Whe the bus arrived I was a little surprised to find out you had to get your ticket from the train station over the road not on the actual bus.
It was only a 20 minute ride to the zoo but we then had a 10 minute walk to the gate. With 2 of us having Rheumatoid Arthritis the walk to the gate was a slow one.
Once inside we had a fabulous day.
We had a lovely day at then zoo and were all tired out by the time we got back to the hotel.