Preparations for the summer season at Chester Zoo got underway recently when six Blue Badge Guides spent the day going behind the scenes.
The group caught up with all of the latest news in advance of a visit from passengers of The Northern Belle (Orient Express) in May, The Northern Belle’s first visit to Chester Zoo. The guides were treated to a whole day of talks from the Chester Zoo keepers, learning more about the animal collection. They were also given the opportunity to meet all of the animals born at Chester Zoo this year. One of the guides taking part, Mary Ann Cameron said “Thanks for all the keepers who gave up their time to talk to us – I was so impressed by their enthusiasm and knowledge. I could have listened to them for ages!”
Julie Griffin from Chester Zoo commented: “We are looking forward to welcoming lots of groups to Chester Zoo this year. Our groups continue to receive a discount of 30% this year and the expertise of both our own team and the Blue Badge Guides with us today, can really add value to a visit here. We love the opportunity to share our passion for the animals and to help people to learn more about our work at the zoo and our conservation projects in the wild.” 90 minute tours of Chester Zoo start at just £55* for groups.
Visit www.chesterzoo.org for more information.
*Tours are for a maximum of 20 people per tour guide.
Group visit admission sold separately