Chester Zoo announced on Tuesday morning that it would have to close for the day due to the weather.

The popular attraction made the decision after heavy snow covered the zoo overnight.

The message on the zoo’s website says: “Due to the heavy snow the zoo will be closed today (Tuesday 27 February).

"Anyone who has pre-booked tickets for today will automatically receive a full refund. We advise that you keep hold of your ticket or confirmation email as it will also remain valid for a free visit on a date of your choice during 2018.”