I was only visiting London for three days but I wanted to make a stop at the London Zoo. It's huge so we spent almost an entire day there but it was a lot of fun. There are paths you can follow in order to see everything and the time just flies by. The Zoo is home to hundreds of species of animals, some of which I had never seen before (like penguins). The park is divided into different zones. There is one dedicated to cats, one to small mammals, there is an aquarium (which we did not go to since we had already visited the one in front of the London Eye, which was also beautiful), an area of reptiles and one for chimpanzees. Do not miss the close encounter with the gorillas (it is so clear that we come from them when you see them up close!) and the monkeys that say hello with their hands. In short, it is a great place to go with children for a day.
On the outskirts of Chester, northwest England, Chester Zoo was declared in 2007 the best tourist attraction with more than a million visitors annually. It has over 422 species of animals and in total almost 5,000 animals. Distributed over 1.6 km2, the zoo is traversed on foot on well marked trails but there's also a mono-rail and water bus, although these don't work year-round and don't cover the entire facility. The zoo also has aquarium, with nearly 4,000 fish of 80 different species, children's play areas, fantasy makeup workshop, kiosks, gardens, etc. Inside the zoo there are several restaurants and ice cream parlors. You can bring food from outside and there are several picnic areas that are very nicely fitted with tables and wooden chairs. Unlike other zoos and theme parks, the food here is more affordable than outside, there are different fast food menus for less than 6 pounds. If you plan to go by train from a nearby city, you can buy a combined ticket and the train is practically given away (plus you can avoid long lines in summer). Prices vary by season but are about £ 13.00 for adults and £ 9.00 children. However, I recommend you check the price on the website, as there are special family tickets for £ 45.00, plus free admission days and other discounts.
This is a mixture of an art shop and art gallery. The art exhibitions are usually raw and aggressive, mixing references and visual materials. Do not forget to visit the facilities in the basement. Not ideal for sensitive stomachs.
In Blue Reef Aquarium can walk by the sea, between 250,000 liters of water. You'll see all forms of marine life, looking at these creatures living in their natural habitat. It is a real home for marine life.
Bristol Zoo was founded in 1836. Its gardens are focused on conservation and animal growth. It has been home to a high number of animal reproductions, highlighting their preservation work and care of endangered species.