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mumtosomeone Mon 15-Aug-05 08:08:03

Thats tomorrows day out! So whats your tips for a good day? Taking a picnic, but how expensive are the cafes if I want to indulge?!

mumtosomeone Mon 15-Aug-05 09:19:09


moondog Mon 15-Aug-05 09:24:45

A couple of years since I went,but it's a good day out (dd loved the elephants) and I remember the cafes were overpriced,as they generally are.
Have a good time!

mumtosomeone Mon 15-Aug-05 09:28:12

looking forward to it!
Its for ds's birthday..his choice!

mancmum Mon 15-Aug-05 09:39:57

cafe's were horrible and overpriced and overcrowded... chips with everything type of thing... my kids loved it -- and I was surprised at how much I did.... hope you have a good day -- and a picnic!!

mumtosomeone Mon 15-Aug-05 09:42:34

Big picnic needed I think!!!

cardy Mon 15-Aug-05 09:44:20

Great day out but the cafe is a bit not great and all these type of places. I would say take a picnic especially as the weather is supposes to be nice.

Nemo1977 Mon 15-Aug-05 10:19:08

its a great day out but agree with others about the cafe....we usually take picnic and then maybe buy some chips to top it up etc. Am sure you will love it

bosscat Mon 15-Aug-05 10:26:07

agree with all the rest. the zoo is fantastic, i couldn't believe how much better it was than london zoo. not a cheap day out but really good quality. the cafe is not great, just chips, pizza and processed nuggets. take your own food, there's loads of places to eat.

mumtosomeone Mon 15-Aug-05 10:43:29

thanks then!
Do you think my 2and a half will manage to walk all day!! he is a good walker, or should I take double buggy? Is it accesable with a double? Can use it for picnic stuff if he walks I guess!!

bosscat Mon 15-Aug-05 11:05:10

I'd take the double buggy its a pretty big place. But my 3 and a half year old says "my legs are broken" if he has to walk more than half a minute so it might be better for you!

cardy Mon 15-Aug-05 11:11:15

I would take the double buggy, it is a big place and easily accessable with a double buggy. I did that last summer with my 3yo and 6mth old.

Chandra Mon 15-Aug-05 11:13:47

I loved the place, we had a great time. Forget about the food being over priced... £14 per adult entrance fee? and the animals don't even sing!

mumtosomeone Mon 15-Aug-05 17:30:08

do they dance though?!!!!
Dont mention price there are 2 adults and 5 kids!!! at least we dont pay for little ones.. I hope!!!

Chandra Mon 15-Aug-05 19:51:53, children from 3 to 15 pay £10.50, though you can get a family pass (2+2) for £47.50
Under 3s are free though, Oh and they charge you a "voluntary" fee of 1.00 to support their Orangutans...

Have I sepnt too much time visiting houses of the National Trust that I find the zoo's fees so expoensive? just wondering...

mumtosomeone Wed 17-Aug-05 07:02:24

had a nice day..although seems alot of the animals must have been on hols!!!
It was very warm and very tireing!!!

Polgara2 Fri 19-Aug-05 22:18:57

Oh we were at Chester Zoo on Tuesday too - we could have been stood next to you and we'll never know!!! Entrance fees very expensive aren't they - you can just ask them to knock off that 'voluntary' contribution though it is up to you surely. Think the monorail fee should be included in the price tho - cost us another 6 pound to go on that as well. Children absolutely love the place so we've become members so we can go ALL THE TIME!!! (Am I mad do you think )

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