Chester zoo a magical place for all age groups. 
The zoo is very much involved with the conservation of the animal world and participates in many breeding programmes to try and preserve endangered species. In 2009 it launched its Natural Vision plan aiming to become the largest conservation attraction in Europe.  
With over 500 animals in its care and a park that extends over 125 acres it is one of the largest zoos in Britain. and rated as one of the best 15 in the world.  
Opened in June 1931 it has operated under the premise that wild animals should not be seen through Iron Bars wherever possible enclosures are separated from the public by ditches and moats to give a more natural look to the environment. More recently the television series "the secret life of the zoo" has given an insight to the working of the site and an insight into the welfare of the animals. 
Getting around the site is easy with good footpaths and a monorail system to transport you from one side of the site to another.  
For more information on the zoo visit the Chester Zoo website 
For an access statement for Chester zoo please click here 
There are numerous places around the site where you can obtain refreshments and food. 
Subject to traffic conditions it is expected that the visit will last about 5 hours 
Depart from outside Kings Norton Railway at 08:30, Bournville (Linden Road) at 08:35, Selly Oak (Harborne Lane) at 08:40, Harborne (Lordswood Road) at 08:50, Edgbaston (Church Road) at 09:05 and City Centre (Dudley Street) at 09:15 
Fares including admission: 
Adults: £41.50 
Senior Citizens (65 or over), Student (18 or over in full time education) £38.00 
Children (3-17) £29.00 
To book this trip please phone 0121 459 7524 or use the contact form and we will get back to you. 
"Enjoyed my visit with Caltours to Butlers Yard today !" 
DB - New Forest part of a Short Break (via Facebook) 5th August 2017 
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