With all the doom and gloom going on in the world right now, I thought I’d share a post on mine and Curt’s date day at Chester Zoo. After discovering we couldn’t go to Disneyland Paris due to COVID-19, we decided to make one of our days off. We haven’t been to Chester Zoo for a few years so decided to head there for the day.
It was so quiet for obvious reasons – this was before the lockdown was in place – and it was nice to go midweek and not half term. We didn’t buy online so it was a little pricier than expected at just over £50 for both of us.
The first thing I would say about having a date day at Chester Zoo is to make sure you’re wearing comfy shoes! It’s such a big zoo! We were there for about four and a half hours and we didn’t really stop. They hadn’t got any of the restaurants and cafés open so we only had a hot drink from an outdoor stand.
We got to visit a new section called The Islands which is based on the South East Asian islands; Panay, Papua, Bali, Sumatra, Sumba and Sulawesi. A lot of it was still under-development and the ride wasn’t running, possibly because it’s still out of season. It was a really pretty area and there was a lot of interactive things to do with kids if you have them with you.
The first thing we saw were the elephants! They’re one of my favourite animals and we got to see a few young ones. It was so lovely watching them and there was a slightly older one playing with the smaller one. It was odd watching them playing around like normal children.
I was never intending to post about this day so I don’t have a lot of photos. If I had known we weren’t going to be able to get out for a proper date day again, I probably would have taken a great deal more. I just thought I’d share the few pictures I took to bring someone a smile.
Whilst Chester Zoo is closed to the public at the moment, make sure you’re following them on social. They have also been going live so you can see the zoo from your own home.