Chester Zoo is fantastic! Lots of different animals in natural settings, and lots of playground type activities for younger children. There were refreshment stands all over, but these were fairly expensive as were the café facilities, however there were lots of picnic facilities to eat your own food. Even though the zoo was very busy it was not over crowded and it was possible to view all of the animals. Signage was clear and there were plenty of staff on hand to answer questions. Altogether a great day out.