Celebrating the fact that this is the season to be jolly – and that people are willing to do the kind of stuff they’d never usually do, because, well, it’s Christmas – Chester Zoo is being transformed into an animal lantern paradise for all ages after dark. The event is being organised by the team behind Just So Festival and The Lost Carnival, Wild Rumpus. There are more than 20,000 animals at the zoo, and this display, which returns after a successful debut last year, is bigger and better, making use of various corners of the 125 acre park with themed lit areas such as Shangri La, Northern Lights and Enchanted Woodland. Booking is essential.

Until Sat 22 Dec, Chester Zoo, Chester CH2 1LH. Tel: 01244 380280 4pm-9pm. various time slots, from £12 per child, www.lanterns.chesterzoo.org

Tue 4 Dec - Sat 22 Dec
Ruth Allan
Published on:
Sat 10 Nov 2018