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Animal Attractions
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Find all the best animal and nature attractions in Chester here

Get up close to animals and aquatic life in Chester 

Take your pick from our choice of all the top animal attractions in Chester below or discover your absolute favourites by clicking ‘Find My Perfect Animal Attraction’ to filter by your additional personal preferences. 

When it comes to things to do, Chester Zoo of course brings an enormous volume of animal lovers to the area as it is continually voted as the top attraction outside London and named in the top 10 best zoos in the whole world but they are by no means the only top animal and nature attraction in the area for great days out!

Chester also has the incredible Blue Planet Aquarium on its doorstep and many other smaller more intimate animal attractions such petting zoos, animal sanctuaries, pony parties, bird of prey experiences, llama and alpaca experiences and horse riding and trekking that delight their visitors daily.

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Best animal attractions in Chester

Chester Zoo and petting zoos in Chester

Of course Chester is so well known for Chester Zoo being such a huge tourist attraction for animal lovers all over the world and it also has some smaller real gems of petting zoos in the area where you get get even more intimate with the animals

Blue Planet Aquarium and swimming with sharks near Chester

For the aquatic lovers Chester is ideally situated to enjoy the magnificent Blue Planet Aquarium where you can even go diving with sharks!

Horse attractions and equestrian centres in and near Chester

From Shire horses and ponies to race horses Chester and the surrounding area has some beautiful equestrian hubs to admire these stunning animals

Horse riding in and nearby Chester

The Cheshire countryside around Chester provides the most wonderful setting for horse riding whether you are a total beginner or a pro

Animal sanctuary in Chester

There are some truly beautiful animal sanctuaries in and nearby Chester doing the most fantastic job sving and taking care of their beloved animals and allowing the public to enjoy meeting them

Adopt and animal in Chester

Chester is well known for it’s zoo’s, aquariums and animal sanctuaries and therefore provides tonnes of opportunity to adopt your favourite animals whatever they may be and be areal part of helping them to have a better life

Alpacas and Llamas in and nearby Chester

Go for a walk or a trek with a friendly bunch of Alpacas near Chester or you may wish to hang out with a gang of lovely llamas near Chester 

Animal experiences

There are so many extraordinary ways to spend time and learn about the magical animal kingdom in and around Chester with the amazing array of animal experience days on offer

Latest Chester animals and nature news

Feb 02
Chester Zoo Welcomes Rare Tree Kangaroo

Chester Zoo’s breeding programme for the Goodfellow’s tree kangaroo recently…

Jan 18
Rare Chimpanzee Born at Chester Zoo

Conservation specialist and national attraction Chester Zoo is celebrating the birth of

Jan 10
Strictly Star to Make Chester Zoo Appearance

Conservation site and popular city attraction Chester Zoo has announced

Dec 24
Rare Species Born in Chester Zoo

Acclaimed conservation expert and city attraction Chester Zoo recently announced the…

Dec 18
Cheshire Aquarium Presents Christmas Breakfast

World-renowned freshwater and marine attraction Blue Planet Aquarium will be hosting a…

Dec 08
Three Chester Adventures for Animal Fans

The Chester area has an abundance of activities and entertainment for all tastes, but…