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Chester Zoo

#1 of 95 things to do in Chester Features Animals
Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
+44 1244 380280
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Fab day out

Fantastic day out, lovely set up and the animals they have are amazing. Disappointed that you have... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
via mobile
I love Chester Zoo

I'm such a big fan of this zoo. I love coming here, my boyfriend surprised me by taking me here. I... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
Huddersfield, 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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  • Very good21%
  • 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 23 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic day out, lovely set up and the animals they have are amazing. Disappointed that you have to pay extra fir the monorail but well worth doing. Will return soon! Tip: see the baby elephant asap left me speechless

Thank Mrs_Hawes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I'm such a big fan of this zoo. I love coming here, my boyfriend surprised me by taking me here. I was so happy love seeing all the animals Must go !!

Thank sks_1992
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Visited Chester zoo many times now, well worth the long travel. Lovely to go during the summer! Would definitely recommend.

Thank louise123000
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Hadn't been to Chester Zoo for several years so it was lovely to see the many changes. You can quite clearly see where entrance fees are going due to the developments in progress. We arrived at 10:30 and spent the full day with our Grandson....More

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This zoo is fantastic! All of the staff are really helpful and knowledgeable, the zoo itself is wonderful. It is huge and a really good home for the animals. They are all well looked after and have good enclosures. Chester zoo do a lot of...More

Thank Jonathan P
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful day out at Chester Zoo and plenty to see even though weather was not too good. Plenty of places to shelter and watch animals. Would go back again and again

Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I treated my dad to a birthday treat & his 1st visit in 78yrs & mine for over 6yrs!! We thoroughly enjoyed it overall. Amazing, friendly & knowledgeable staff who are only too happy to answer questions regarding the animals, talks were informative and interesting....More

Thank kevinsaxon2
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Visted this Zoo for the day with my husband and 5 year old son. Wow how fantastic. On entry you are straight to the elephants, 2 new additions to this family which are just so cute. Then walked round and seen loads more the zoo...More

Thank Littleangel1979
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I went with my 13 year old son and we had a fantastic day. The new islands experience is amazing and I would highly recommend it. However, the biggest disappointment of the day (which left and very bitter taste in my mouth) was the fact...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Simply a really excellent day.Constant modenisation, helpful staff and reasonably priced cafe. Well done Chester Zoo.

Thank Richard P
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Karrie W
11 August 2017|
Response from MancTeacher | Reviewed this property |
there is one yes. Details.are the zoo's website. the buses are every half an hour.
10 August 2017|
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Response from dateandwalnutLeeds | Reviewed this property |
It is best to turn up when it opens at 10 am as we visited today (Thurs.) and turned up at 10 am, by 11am it was really busy. We left 1.30pm and the car park was really full.
10 August 2017|
Response from Michael A | Reviewed this property |
There is a Park and Ride service next to the zoo that runs to the town centre. You could probably use that but I'd check first because when we bought a ticket to go into the town we bought it from a machine in the office... More