Here at Carden, we want you to get the most out of your stay with us. As well as‚ having a variety of on-site activities we are located close to a number of fantastic local attractions, one of the most popular among our visitors being‚ Chester Zoo.

IslandsatChesterZoo2015_SumatranOrangutanLocated just 25 minutes from Carden Park, Chester Zoo is the largest zoo in the UK and is consistently voted among the world’s best zoos on TripAdvisor. It’s easy to see why as soon as you enter the grounds when you are instantly welcomed by a huge elephant enclosure. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll see them splashing around in the waterfall or even catch a glimpse of a baby elephant!

But that’s barely scraping the surface. With over 12,000 animals across more than 400 species, there’s plenty to see on your visit! Some of the world’s most endangered and exotic animals reside here: for example, the ‘Monsoon Forest’ within the zoo is the only place in the UK to‚ home tentacled snakes (native to South East Asia), two of‚ whom are expected to give birth in the coming weeks.

Other popular exhibitions include the largest UK butterfly house with free-flying butterflies, the Fruit Bat Forest – where visitors can walk through with two species of bat flying overhead – Realm of the Red Ape and Spirit of the Jaguar. The newest exhibition, Islands, recreates the tropical environments of South East Asia including Bali, Sumatra, Panua. On your visit, watch out for tigers and carnivorous plants before you take the Lazy River Boat Trip from Sumba.

So explore over 125 acres of gardens and animal enclosures for a brilliant day out to compliment your stay at Carden Park.

We also offer‚ Chester Zoo hotel breaks starting from ‚£121.00 per room per night. This‚ includes overnight accommodation at Carden Park, full English breakfast, use of our leisure facilities and one day entry tickets to the zoo.

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