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Chester Zoo

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Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
+44 1244 380280
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fabulous day out

What a fabulous day trip out this is , we have been many times when the children were young , but... read more

Reviewed today
linda468
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Bravo!

Having always wanted to visit Chester zoo since I was a little girl, and having watched the secret... read more

Reviewed today
sopie40
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Harrogate, 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 for everyone. We're open daily from 10am, except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Car parking is free and on site. Facilities for disabled visitors, including self-drive electric scooters and wheelchairs.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
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+44 1244 380280
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Reviewed today

What a fabulous day trip out this is , we have been many times when the children were young , but not been for many years , what a pleasant surprise it has really developed into a more wonderful sanctuary for all the amazing animals...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

Having always wanted to visit Chester zoo since I was a little girl, and having watched the secret life over the past few years, what better way than to surprise my partner for his birthday by doing something I wanted to do! We were staying...More

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Reviewed today

What a fantastic attraction. The animals look well cared for, there are numerous picnic tables, with shade if needed from rain or sun, the toilets and the baby changing facilities are numerous and so clean. The staff everywhere were so helpful - we stopped for...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had never been but had heard very goid reports. I have to say that our day at Chester Zoo fully outstripped expectations. The amount of gardens and flora and fauna really make this venue a truely delightful experience. Although you can do it in a...More

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Reviewed yesterday

this zoo was far bigger than we anticipated and it took all day to go round it. The islands was our favourite place, it was fab. Very clean and loved the natural settings of the grounds. The animals were great so interesting and well laid...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Visited Chester Zoo as part of their Christmas Event for children. The event involved following a (walking) tour around the zoo, interacting with some themed events and activities. It was very well done - just a little disappointing that (because of the timing) some of...More

Thank Dylan914
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Reviewed yesterday

Weather was very humid so many animals were unseen sadly the chimpanzees looked like they were having a board meeting all very calm but after many visits we saw the bears both of them The giraffe as usual very regal and collectively together just love...More

Thank Elcid23
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited because of the Channel 4 programme, Secret Life of the Zoo and was so worth it! I thought the ticket price was super value for money, we turned up at 10am and didn't stop all day, left at 5pm...was so much to see! Map...More

Thank Kdiddle101
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Reviewed yesterday

Great zoo, but but you need two days to see it and you can only buy one day tickets, so works out expensive if you want to see it all. We have visited many zoos and this is definitely up there with the best. Looking...More

Thank southsidez
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is a nice day out specially if weather is good: - it is worth booking in advance as the price difference compared to paying at the door is quite big - as expected food is overpriced for what it is - it is busy...More

Thank Ana Maria T
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lovethesun0311
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Response from Kerri O | Reviewed this property |
They are red like an open car, you can get a single and a double. I don’t think they were suitable for tiny babies but ideal for toddlers. I think they were £8?
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daisythecat
12 June 2018|
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Response from kymnsteve | Reviewed this property |
this would be a brilliant idea! but no there are none as you are walking round..
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Phil S
10 June 2018|
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Response from WolfordWanderer | Reviewed this property |
We were there for four hours and were having to rush in the end so would suggest longer.
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