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Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo is only 17 miles away from Elm Cottage. The journey is very straightforward & takes only 30 minutes.

Made famous by the recent fly on the wall documentary, the zoo is a real tourist attraction in the area and many of our guests will visit whilst they stay with us.

At Chester Zoo are a HUGE team of conservationists, scientists, educators, veterinary experts, botanists, wildlife managers, animal behaviourists, endocrinologists and environmental policy influencers!

Chester Zoo ia open daily from 10am with FREE on-site parking.

The Diamond Jubilee Quarter at the main entrance opens at 9.30am.


Discover the beautiful animals & habitats at Chester Zoo

There are over 1000 people hard at work here keeping this wonderful complicated place going. Caring for our animals, running conservation projects and giving our guests an inspirational day out!


Immaculately kept touring park for caravans, tents & motorhomes. Families and dogs welcome. Friendly & knowledgeable staff on hand.

visitors on site


Open all year round, the park consists of 35 pitches all with electric hook up. Our park is suitable for caravans, motorhomes and trailer tents. Hard surfaced access roads lead to the mix of pitch types:

  • 6 “Fully Serviced” pitches (16A EHU) with generous gravelled surface, fresh water and grey waste facility, picnic bench & dustbin.
  • 23 “All-weather” gravel pitches (10A EHU).
  • 6 “Gravel for wheels” pitches ,where your van wheels are on a hard surface but you step out onto grass (10A EHU).


The field is suitable for tents, caravans, motorhomes or trailer tents.

  • 51 grass pitches with electric hook up, (mix of 10A and 16A EHU).​
  • Grass pitches are approximately 10m x 7m.
  • Our children’s play park is also situated in the north-west corner of the field.
  • A Motorhome Service Point is situated just inside the family camping field.
  • We are dog friendly with a good size dog walk area on the site, (we do ask that dogs are kept on a lead within your pitch area).


Our self-catering chalet facilities have been completely refurbished. The chalet, named “Little Elm”, now provides a beautiful self-contained studio apartment with its own kitchen and en-suite facilities.

  • En-suite with heated towel rail, electric power shower
  • TV and complimentary wi-fi
  • Oven and twin hob (extractor hood)
  • Fridge with freezer compartment
  • Outdoor table and two chairs
  • And more