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The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

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The Lanterns at Chester Zoo returns for yet another magical night time journey through the zoo.

This year will see an array of new lanterns and new experiences to enjoy, so stand back and watch your children's eyes light up... and their imagination run wild.

Take the zebra crossing through a constellation of stars and on to see your favourite zoo animal lanterns. This year the zoo are celebrating the local woodland and garden creatures with a host of stunning new lantern sculptures and puppets for you to enjoy. Strolling through the enchanted forest you'll meet the colourful festive characters and catch a glimpse of Santa on his sleigh - a perfect start to the festive season. 

Tickets are strictly limited to the dates below:

  • 25th – 27th November
  • 2nd & 3rd December
  • 9th – 11th December
  • 16th – 23th December

For more information or to purchase The Lanterns at Chester Zoo tickets click here.

For more information on our Merseyrail and Chester Zoo combination ticket click here.

 

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From Chester station you can get a connecting bus with your Combination Ticket that will take you to Chester Zoo. The X8 bus service leaves from stop S5 outside of Chester train station and takes you to Chester Zoo main entrance in approximately 15 minutes. The last bus transfer from the zoo to Chester station leaves at 8.10pm, Monday to Saturdays and 7.23pm on Sundays and bank holidays.

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City Road, Chester CH1 3NS

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*A Merseyrail Family Ticket covers up to a family of 5 for unlimited travel after 9.30am weekdays and all day on weekends and bank holidays. The ticket covers children aged 5 - 15 travelling with 1 or 2 adults.

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