Chester Zoo

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.

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo

We had a lovely day at then zoo and were all tired out by the time we got back to the hotel.


  1. 6th September 2015 / 7:15 am

    Not surprised you were tired after visiting the zoo – it’s pretty big to walk around isn’t it? Seems daft about the buses – you’d think they’d stop virtually outside as well.

  2. 10th October 2015 / 7:47 am

    Going to the Zoo can be tiring…even for mummies! They look like they had a good time. Sometimes the best days are being local and not worrying – it means you can spend your time enjoying the fun. #CountryKids

  3. 10th October 2015 / 9:47 am

    I love Chester Zoo! We went last Christmas – we especially wanted to see it after watching Our Zoo on TV. I’m not surprised you were tired – it’s a massive place! Glad you had such a lovely time.

  4. 11th October 2015 / 5:37 pm

    Awww looks like a lovely day out! I wished they would fix that sign dilemma! Its really hard to find things when you dont know the place and signs help.

    Its been ahioo and this post made me miss going =)


  5. 13th October 2015 / 2:03 pm

    What a wonderful place to visit. I’ve been to Chester…for a day…for a work meeting 🙁 I would love to go for longer though and the zoo looks fab! So glad you managed to enjoy it. Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo x

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