Wildlife Connections Festival

Chester Zoo, Upton-by-Chester, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1EU

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Popular children’s TV presenter Naomi Wilkinson is to star at a family festival celebrating precious UK wildlife at Chester Zoo this September.

The free-to-enter Wildlife Connections Festival, now in its fifth year, will take place at the zoo’s 14 acre Nature Reserve on the weekend of 18/19 September.

Organisers say the two-day event will fuse family fun with serious conservation and put a much-needed spotlight on the UK’s wonderful wildlife, with 50% of UK native species now in decline.

Much-loved TV presenter Naomi Wilkinson, star of CBBC shows including Live and Deadly, Naomi's Nightmares of Nature and Wild and Weird, will deliver an interactive stage show created especially for the festival, based on her adventures around the world and her love of UK species.

Festivalgoers will also be able to get up-close-and-personal with a wide range of wildlife through an array of hands-on activities, including bug hunting, bird spotting and pond dipping, as part of the jam-packed line up. There is no need to book, just turn up and enjoy the day.

The zoo’s Wildlife Connections Festival is in association with Darwin Escapes and is part of its wider Wildlife Connections campaign – helping to prevent the extinction of UK wildlife by creating new areas of high quality habitat in gardens, parklands and community spaces.

For the full programme of events at Chester Zoo’s Wildlife Connections Festival, visit: www.chesterzoo.org/events/wildlife-connections-festival-2

At the festival the zoo’s conservationists will also be looking for volunteers to take part in its new Hedgehog Watch project, where people in Chester can become citizen scientists and help to monitor wildlife in their gardens using special camera traps. Visit www.chesterzoo.org/what-you-can-do/hedgehog-watch/ to register an interest and arrange collecting a camera at the festival.

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Guide Prices

Free (does not include entry to the zoo)

Opening Times

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Booking essential
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • Marketing Cheshire Member
  • Outdoor Event
  • Smoking Some Areas

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Contact Us

Tel: 01244 650 240

Tel: 01244 650 240

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