Make yourself at home with our intel, plan what you can, and let The Guide Cheshire fill in the spaces. This guide has all the motivation, animal lovers -accommodating attractions, and on-the-ground intel you need to pick your own Cheshire experience—We’ve scoured Cheshires most unique places to see, hang, and even play with animals.
The following article will cover the best ideas for animal lovers in Cheshire based on traveler visits, reviews, and local insight. We will likewise take note to guide your travel if any activity is either free or cheap to do, attractions as well as nighttime activities.
Chester Zoo is located in Upton-by-Chester, in Cheshire, England. The zoo has a total land holding of approximately 160 hectares and is operated by the North of England Zoological Society, a registered charity founded in 1934. The zoo is the most-visited wildlife attraction in Britain with more than 2 million visitors in 2019 with its very own heart-warming TV series – The Secret Life of The Zoo which airs on Channel 4. The Laterns annual event is a popular attraction described by visitors as an ‘astonishing experience’ with a section to the cooking groups and the entertainers which are simply splendid for kids to cherish.
What visitors are saying;
“One of the most magical zoos in England. We been here several times and never have enough time to see it all in one day
I recommend visiting Island as well. Walk around or a boat trip ( waiting time can be up to one hour, but the experience is unforgettable”Svetlana Pearls – Google reviews
Tickets are normally fully booked for the Chester Zoo lantern event, we advise you subscribe to the Zoo`s membership or the newsletter via their website to be first to know and pre-book for visits here.
Blue Planet Aquarium
The Blue Planet Aquarium is a marine and freshwater aquarium located by the Cheshire Oaks retail and leisure complex in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England. The aquarium was opened by the Queen in July 1998, it was the biggest aquarium in the UK at the time of opening but currently boasts as the biggest in North West England. Blue Planet Aquarium has sadly closed its doors in response to Cheshire being put into tier3 on 26th December 2020 in a bid to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases across the country.
What visitors are saying;
“Very expensive. Highly recommend you take your own drinks as the prices they charge at the shop on site are astonishingly pricey. I will say though that the children absolutely loved this aquarium and what they have on display is great. The tunnel is great to walk through too and the stingrays look like they all have smiley faces.Lee Smith – Google reviews
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Blue Planet Aquarium is a safe, family-friendly attraction with easy accessibility for pushchairs and wheelchairs throughout. Though the attraction has ample on-site parking, come ready with cash or a credit card in hand as you will be charged £2.75 per vehicle (regardless of the length of stay).
Below are just some of the great activities and attractions that have farm animals within or dotted about the landscape.
Many of these attractions are included for free or at a discount with tourist passes, simply click on the attraction and you will be linked to the websites and enjoy their activities.