PLAY! at Chester Zoo Back to Chester Zoo

Let’s get things straight… you’re never too old to have FUN! =D

Join us this February half term and get active at Chester Zoo! We’re kick-starting the year with a wide range of activities to get you out and about and moving!

We’ve got a whole host of animal activities and games to keep you busy over half term! Take part in hoola hooping, wildlife walks and animal yoga or see how far you can row down the Kinabatangan River, and practice your leap frog moves on a giant inflatable trampoline.

Bring family and friends to play at Chester Zoo. No age restrictions apply to PLAY! And the more the merrier!

There’ll be soooooooo much to discover across the zoo to help shake off those winter blues and give you that extra boost of energy. We’ll be hippity-hopping, skipping, balancing, climbing, jumping and having a fantabulous time around the zoo, whatever the weather!

Why walk to see the animals when you can hop, skip or jump? Walk like an elephant, leap like a lemur or balance like a gibbon! There’s fun to be had all around the zoo and we want you to play on the way!

Even the rain won’t dampen our spirits; we’ll just put on our wellies and raincoat and jump in as many puddles as we can or you can download our Wet Weather Trail to discover some of the spaces at the zoo to enable you to take a break from the rain.

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

Download our PLAY! map to find all the fun > (pdf)


Ready or not…
….it’s playtime at Chester Zoo!

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

Madagascar PLAY! space

There’s sooooooo much to discover in our Madagascar PLAY! space that’s been lovingly created by our play experts.

If you’re feeling brave, make a big splash in the dry river bed or explore all your amazing senses in the play area. Play hide and seek in our Madagascan grasses. After all of that, chill out and have a bite to eat in our picnic nests.

Find out more here.

Share the FUN!

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


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!