Children, and admittedly many adults, dream about having a sleepover at a zoo but it was always a fantasy. That was until today…
That’s right folks, Chester Zoo are hosting their first ever sleepover opening its gates to the public for one night only and we can’t wait.
The popular wildlife sanctuary are inviting guests to ‘get closer to nature’ and camp out at the zoo for an evening of activities at their nature reserve.
In a post on their website Chester Zoo says:
Bring your family, pitch up your tent and take part in an evening of wildlife activities that’ll bring you closer to the incredible local wildlife.
See what nocturnal nature you can spot, like moths and bats, and then do some star gazing before tucking into a tasty hot chocolate.
But be sure you get a good night’s sleep and recharge your batteries, ready for an early rise and animal yoga before breakfast.
Before packing up and leaving, there are opportunities to take part in a dawn chorus bird walk and bug hunting.
I don’t know exactly what animal yoga is but I am IN!
Of course this event is designed for families, so if you want to go you may have to drag with you an annoying young cousin or two.
The event takes place September 16 and tickets are on sale now via the zoo’s website.
An adult ticket will cost you £49 and a child’s ticket is £29 with children under the age of 1 free entry.
While it seems like a lot you get value for money as with your ticket you get an evening meal, breakfast, a hot chocolate as well as some fun activities.
You will have to be quick to book to avoid disappointment so get clicking! This is an event not to be missed!
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.