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The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

23 November - 23 December
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Chester Zoo’s magical lanterns festival is the perfect way to kick-start your Christmas countdown.  Discover a festive wonderland, full of sparkle, illumination and a sprinkling of snow.

Get those woolly hats and gloves on and a thick pair of socks so you’re wrapped up warm, ready for a winter adventure!  This year’s magical lanterns festival has a new route!  There are nine different stunning spaces to discover, each one is different to the last.  The look and feel of the spaces have been inspired by the amazing animals found at Chester Zoo as well as the excitement of Christmas.  There’s also a few surprises along the way that will have your imagination running wild!  For those who have been to the magical lanterns festival before, expect to see some of your favourite lanterns from Christmases gone by, as well as plenty of new ones to discover along the way.

For more information or to purchase The Lanterns at Chester Zoo tickets click here.

For more information on our Merseyrail and Chester Zoo combination ticket click here.

 

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From Chester station you can get a connecting bus with your Combination Ticket that will take you to Chester Zoo. The X8 bus service leaves from stop S5 outside of Chester train station and takes you to Chester Zoo main entrance in approximately 15 minutes. The last bus transfer from the zoo to Chester station leaves at 8.10pm, Monday to Saturdays and 7.23pm on Sundays and bank holidays.

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A Family of 5 travel for just £11!*

A Family of 5 travel for just £11!*

*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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