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Chester Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Such a good trip

Took my mum for her birthday, she loved the whole day! There’s a lot to do and there’s somthing... read more

Reviewed today
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Still pretty good, even without some enclosures.

When we arrived we found out there were several enclosures that were shut off and a few animals... read more

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South Shields, 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
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Reviewed today via mobile

Took my mum for her birthday, she loved the whole day! There’s a lot to do and there’s somthing for everyone with all the different shops/restaurants/animals around the park. You can tell the animals are happy and you can apriciate how well looked after they...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When we arrived we found out there were several enclosures that were shut off and a few animals that weren’t even out. The elephants were in due to an illness within the pack. The monsoon area had suffered a catastrophic fire in December and still...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Even with a map the signposting needs to be improved. Disappointed with the size of some of the enclosures. Some animals seem to be pacing up and down which I thought wasn't a good sign. Couldn't see the elephants a one was still poorly. Worth...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We planned to visit this ZOO since we started to watch TV programme about it. I was a bit concerned about how I will be able to walk around as I had foot surgery two month ago and still limping but we found that I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank EvaT1574
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

With a big birthday quickly approaching i asked my wife where she would like to go for a long weekend break to celebrate. Having recently watched a tv show on Chester Zoo she mentioned that she'd really like to visit it. We went a week...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Iraqikev
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited in March on our short trip. I recieved a years adoption for Asain elephants for Christmas and we have seen the programme on TV so I was really keen to visit. The weather was awful windy and the rain was hammering down! I was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I spent a lovely day round Chester Zoo. We have been watching the Secret Life of the Zoo so it was really great to be able to see first hand All the staff we came into contact with were very pleasant with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DerbyTraveller-2007
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited the zoo for a trip with university and it was so good! There is a wide range of animals enclosed here with lots of opportunity to be able to see them. The restaurant serves really nice food also. Returning again soon with my...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank amandawY2980WZ
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited with our 3 year old, we haven't been for about 10 years since our older children were younger, the zoo is quite big, plenty of things to do and see, play areas dotted about, great lego exhibition on at the moment and a good...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank flufumps
Reviewed 4 days ago

What can I say.....one of the best experiences I’ve ever had and worth every penny. These people really care not only about the animals but also conservation of all animals. Great for all the family there is something for all.

Date of experience: March 2019
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jennyt160, Guest Relations Manager at Chester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Jane. That's really kind of you. We are glad that you had a good time. CZ

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Response from shorty363 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but would take you ALL day would be a full day and take a packed lunch ..
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Response from mogerrard | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don’t know if they will get in free but if you ring the zoo I’m sure they will give you all the information
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Response from AlecDoyle43 | Reviewed this property |
There are hotels in nearby Chester. The closest is the doubletree Hilton in Hoole. Not cheap but very nice with a lovely spa. Beyond that hotela in cuty centre range from the 5 star Grosvenor hotel (expensive and a little... More