Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo

There’s always a new story to tell, from zoo births and new arrivals to different experiences to encounter.

Chester Zoo is home to 21,000 animals, in 125 acres of award-winning zoological gardens.

Attracting 1.9 million visitors every year and undertaking many conservation projects at home and abroad, there’s something for everyone.

Ask at reception for more information. Chester Zoo is just over 10 minutes by car from Mercure Chester Abbots Well Hotel.

Other Local Events

Cheshire Oaks

Cheshire Oaks

Discover must-have brands at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks. From high-street favourites including Nike, Adidas, Pandora and Diesel to iconic designer labels such as Coach, Kate Spade, Hugo Boss and many more – always up to 60% less than RRP. With over 150 luxurious brands, tempting cafés and restaurants, a children’s playground and a tax refund office for non-EU citizens, we’re the region’s must-visit fashion destination.

Shopping in a group of 10 or more? Receive an additional 10% off outlet prices when you visit Guest Services on your arrival.

Find us less than 15 minutes by car from Mercure Chester Abbots Well Hotel.

Storyhouse Chester

Storyhouse Chester

Storyhouse is Chester’s modern theatre, library, restaurant and cinema.

The restored and revitalised 1930s Odeon building houses an 800-seat auditorium, a 150-seat studio theatre, a restaurant and two bars plus a 100-seat boutique, independent cinema.

Alongside the building, Storyhouse run a series of festivals as well as Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre and Moonlight Flicks.

During the Autumn and Spring, Storyhouse welcomes the best of the UK’s and international touring work, offering a programme of dance, opera, drama, comedy and music on the theatre’s 800-seat proscenium stage. In the Summer and at Christmas-time, the theatre transforms into a 500 seat thrust stage, to present Storyhouse’s home produced shows.

Storyhouse can be found in the heart of Chester, on Hunter Street, just off Northgate Street and can be reached by bus and a short walk from the hotel in less than 30 minutes.

Roman Tour

Roman Tours in Chester

Join a Roman soldier and journey through the remains of the largest Roman fortress in Britain and its amphitheatre.  Visit high street shops to discover what is hidden away in their basements.

Armed with the latest archaeological evidence, your Roman guide will provide a 90-minute tour of Chester, which is factual and fun, giving a unique insight into life in Roman Britain.

Tours run each day at 12pm and 3pm, starting at the Visitor Information Centre, next to the Town hall. Click HERE to buy tickets online.

Visitor Information Centre, Chester Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HJ

Chester Racecourse

Chester Races

Enjoy a great day out at the Roodee, the perfect opportunity to enjoy the sunshine, with family and friends or to entertain clients, with plenty of fixtures across the summer until the Season Finale on Saturday 28th September 2019.

Large range of ticket prices available. 

Please note that certain areas of the Chester Racecourse operate a strict dress code

Chester Racecourse is just over 10 minutes by car from Mercure Chester Abbots Well Hotel.