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Lantern Magic, Chester Zoo

Today we went on another of our Christmas day trips to the wonderful Chester Zoo.  We love Chester Zoo and friends who had been to see the lanterns last year said it was a trip not to be missed.

Today with the rain pouring down, and the wind blowing, I was considering not bothering.

I’m really very glad we did though as the experience really was magical.  Take a look at our photos (just scroll through the images at the top of the post!), although they really don’t do it justice! For more details on the parade, see Chester Zoo’s website.

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Lantern Magic At Chester Zoo

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  1. 20th December 2014 at 7:42 am — Reply

    Wow – that looks amazing! Great photos 🙂

  2. 20th December 2014 at 7:59 am — Reply

    Oh, it looks amazing! I love Chester Zoo, and this looks so magical.

  3. 20th December 2014 at 11:38 am — Reply

    Wow, that looks like a spectacular sight to view. I love the animal shaped lanterns specifically the tiger one, very detailed. Were the lanterns life size? Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

  4. 20th December 2014 at 2:16 pm — Reply

    I remember doing a design of a light ornament of a giraffe before and seeing what you have here is like seeing that design come to life! Amazing place to go to that I wish we could visit as well =) #countrykids

  5. 21st December 2014 at 5:08 pm — Reply

    This looks so very beautiful 🙂 #countrykids

  6. 21st December 2014 at 9:44 pm — Reply

    looks really beautiful! Glad you had a great time. I love Chester! Should really go there for a weekend with the family. #sundaystars

  7. 22nd December 2014 at 2:24 am — Reply

    We went last year and it was lovely, such beautiful lanterns and a lot of effort put in to make it special for the children.

  8. 22nd December 2014 at 7:26 am — Reply

    WOW! I meant to go to this, however have been too busy this year. Really need to go to it next year! Love the zoo. These photos are fab! Thanks for sharing #sundaystars

  9. 22nd December 2014 at 8:17 pm — Reply

    Wow! It looks magical

  10. 23rd December 2014 at 1:05 pm — Reply

    Looks like a wonderful magical experience. #CountryKids

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