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Chester Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:30
Open today: 10:00 - 17:30
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Great day out.

Lots of animals to see. Lots of friendly staff on hand to answer questions. Very spread out so... read more

Reviewed today
Andrew H
London, United Kingdom
Fantastic place.

We are annual members which is great value. We just pop there for a couple of hours when ever we... read more

Reviewed today
Chester, United Kingdom
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We're the UK's number one charity zoo, with over 21,000 animals and 500 different species, including some of the most endangered species on the planet. With 1.9 million visitors every year, the zoo is an all-year round, full-day visitor attraction...more
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Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
+44 1244 380280
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Reviewed today

Lots of animals to see. Lots of friendly staff on hand to answer questions. Very spread out so lots of walking. Boat trip very good but the monorail was out of order, which was a real disappointment. A lot of the onsite refreshments and stalls...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Andrew H
Reviewed today

We are annual members which is great value. We just pop there for a couple of hours when ever we fancy it. Its a fantastic place to visit. Nice cafe,s and bring your own food outlets. Kids love the new adventure playground. We love it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank caroles349
Reviewed today via mobile

Surprise visit while in the area, had not visited previously. The zoo was well kept, staff were informative, and for a chilly wet winters day there were a lot of animals out and about which was lovely to see. My favourites were the sloth, the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank J0B
Reviewed today

We decided to visit here for the day on return from holiday in North Wales and was looking forward to it immensely as we hadn't been for over 20years. We had booked our tickets which made them cheaper and although the car park was very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ann H
Reviewed today

Three generations visited the Christmas Lantern Parade on Saturday 8th December. We each and everyone of us enjoyed the evening, our 6 year old twin grandaughters were absolutely delighted,they had great fun! Well worth the money and the added bonus it didn't rain until we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jhjackieholl28
Reviewed today

The effects were cleverly done, with lighting inside tlife sized models of several animals, along with 'actors' inside lit costumes, giving the creatures a life-like appearance. Aimed at children mostly though.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David V
Reviewed today

I have been a few times while at university (in Wales, but Chester is close enough to try out!). Every time I have a really enjoyable time, the exhibits look clean and suitable and animals look well cared for. It is just something nice to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tasmin K
Reviewed yesterday

Unfortunately it was very cold, not surprising for December, so some of the animals weren't out and about. There are still lots of creatures to see! A lovely day out, but would revisit in warmer weather!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JillyB5965
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Little pricey to enter. Having said that it is an all day experience and plenty to see. Lots to see and a fair bit of ground to cover so those who are not so good on there feet should be aware.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DionneD33
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family and i go to chester zoo twice a year and its lovely seeing all the animals! Its a v expensive admission if theres a few of u so you tend to stay ALL DAY to get your "moneys worth"!! There is plenty of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank chrissylems
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27 November 2018|
Response from LoveAllThingsNature | Reviewed this property |
Hi you get round all of it in a day , so a 2 day isn’t necessary, we were members and often just go for the afternoon / 3-4 hours and get round at least 3/4 to all of it , so a day is plenty .
23 November 2018|
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Response from jeffoclarko | Reviewed this property |
No sorry
18 November 2018|
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Response from Travel597533 | Reviewed this property |
I saw a couple of people with them, so you must be able to.