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THIS is the tail of Madagascar,
The island that broke free from the might GONDWANA.
And for 88 million years it evolved all alone,
Creating a world, creating life, all of its own.
Becoming a place so SPECIAL, so biodiverse,
That its animals and plants can be found NOWHERE ELSE on Earth.
But you won’t have to travel across oceans far.
To visit the truly unique MADAGASCAR.
The enchanting island is coming to you,
This spring, only, at CHESTER ZOO.


This Easter we’re bringing the incredible island of Madagascar to you!  Join us as we celebrate this amazing habitat, the wildlife found there and just what makes this part of the world so unique!  We’ll be celebrating with an playful programme of activities including storytelling, dance, music and art – sharing the unique characteristics and culture of Madagascar.

Explore the site and discover more – from our series of PLAY! dates at the zoo or a daily dose of activities you can do before or after your visit to the zoo.

MADAGASCAR opens Saturday 30 March…

Will you be there?

If you are struggling to remember how to play… ask your nearest child for help!

Share the FUN!

Share your best play pictures on Instagram & Twitter with #StoriesatCZ


Why not play our games?!

PLAY! Online

PLAY! Lists

What’s on your soundtrack for a day at the zoo? Choose from our playlist and get your day off to a roaring start.

PLAY! Lists

PLAY! Mates

We all have a favourite PLAY! Mate. They can come to the zoo too! Keep your eyes peeled for events and bring them along.

Zoo Events

Book Tickets

Come to the zoo to experience even more fun!