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Chester Zoo

#1 of 91 things to do in Chester Features Animals
Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
+44 1244 380280
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brilliant day out

have wanted to visit Chester Zoo since watching on tv and lived up to my expectations. you need to... read more

Reviewed today
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Great day out

Very good for disabled hired a mobile scooterfor day ,very efficient staff and scooter. Staff all... read more

Reviewed today
St Albans, United Kingdom
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We're the UK's number one charity zoo, with over 15,000 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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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
+44 1244 380280

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Reviewed today

have wanted to visit Chester Zoo since watching on tv and lived up to my expectations. you need to allow plenty of time to make the most of all the animals to see. zoo is well laid out and staff are happy to chat and...More

Thank 59chrissie65
Reviewed today

Very good for disabled hired a mobile scooterfor day ,very efficient staff and scooter. Staff all very friendly around the zoo and helpful

Thank Cath-CJC
Reviewed today

First class Zoo with animal welfare the main concern, enclosures are spacious, only criticism would be , its not easy to find your way round, an arrow system would be a simple answer to this, like many other places, i.e offering red route blue route...More

Reviewed yesterday

We visited on a very hot day, it cost us around £125 for the family in total, 5 adults and an 18 month old. Very little guidance to make the most of the boats and train to get to see anything, and the maps aren't...More

1  Thank sayitall
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Waited years to come back. What a lot to see. Giraffes Elephants. Brilliant to see in real life . Not just television. . Pre book tickets . Straight in no waiting . Don't bother monorail. We pre booked for £4 single was £2 odd. We...More

1  Thank nyree200164
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Always wanted to go after watching the to show. Picked a lovely sunny day (previously been other places when wet so the animals hid). Very well laid out, lots of staff who are very helpful, variety of animals who looked well cared for. Great day...More

Thank uamb83
Reviewed yesterday

First time visit to Chester Zoo and how pleased we were! Arrived just after opening and stayed almost a full day as so many animals to see and so much to do. Bags were checked on arrival by security (understandable given recent events). All staff...More

Thank Tibbyhatton
Reviewed yesterday

Great Zoo. The animal talks were really interesting. It was an all day event, make sure you have a full day if you go.

Thank Andy L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've not been to Chester zoo in a loooong time, went with my partner and we had a an amazing day out, we booked online so we got a bit cheaper I think we saved around 12% off, £51 for the both of us, we...More

Thank tasha2301
Reviewed 2 days ago

the zoo is o.k.---could do with better signage to help you get around--but my big problem is the catering facilities---absolute rip off merchants --nearly 2 quid for a bottle of water--£2.50 for a bottle of pop--£1.10 for a packet of crisps--a fiver for a jacket...More

1  Thank jeffhutchy
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Jade I
Are the maps free? How much are there if you have to pay?
21 June 2017|
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Response from EmmaRxxx | Reviewed this property |
The maps are free!
Sarah B
Can you see all the zoo in a day?
4 June 2017|
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Response from Rachael H | Reviewed this property |
I arrived at 12pm and we walked around the whole zoo, didn't stop for lunch and sadly the boat ride wasn't working but managed to see everything and spent some time in the gift shop at the end and left about 5pm.