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Chester Zoo Christmas Lanterns

Experience the magic of Chester Zoo at night with the return of the magical lantern experience. Explore the spectacular trail, pick up some festive food and walk through a Winter Wonderland!

We’re doing everything we can to make travel safe and easy this Christmas so you can relax and enjoy your journey with Merseyrail.

All we ask from you is to follow our travel advice and government guidance to keep yourself and our staff safe.

With regular services you can plan your journey before you travel and save time at the station, skip the line and get your Day Saver ticket online.

Whilst it is the time of year to enjoy merry moments with loved ones, please be reminded that you must follow government guidance when indoors or in a public space and only socialise with those that you live with or who are in your support bubble.

Get those woolly hats, warm gloves and winter coats and be ready to experience a night like no other that will really get you in the festive spirit. Expect hundreds of Christmas lights, lots of snow and stunning light sculptures. In keeping with the zoo theme, you can view lanterns of animals from all across the world including penguins, giraffes and even a range of tropical birds! There are plenty of hot food and drink stalls available with all the traditional Christmas snacks, we would recommend the churros! 

As well as all of the above, look out for some special surprises along the way which will take your breath away, it really is a magical experience.

For the latest travel advice please see below and for the latest timetable please click here.

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Day Saver  - Unlimited off-peak travel from £5.60

Day Saver - Unlimited off-peak travel from £5.60

A Merseyrail Day Saver is valid for unlimited travel after 9.30am weekdays and all day weekends and bank holidays!

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A Family of 5 travel for just £13!*

A Family of 5 travel for just £13!*

*A Merseyrail Family Ticket covers up to a family of 5 for unlimited travel after 9.30am weekdays and all day on weekends and bank holidays. The ticket covers children aged 5 - 15 travelling with 1 or 2 adults.

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