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Chester Zoo

4.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)
  • Chester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks, Aquariums

Attraction Information

Chester Zoo is a world-class hub for wild and wonderful animals. With over 21,000 endangered and exotic creatures, 500 species and 125 acres of islands and habitats, you’re in for a treat.

Firm favourites are the orangutans and Sumatran tigers, but exploration is the name of the game here! You could visit the plains of Africa and see the famous painted dogs. Maybe you’d prefer to head to Indonesia and explore the rainforest? Or perhaps journey to the coral sands of Panay for the Visayan warty pigs. The whole world is your oyster with a wide variety of simulated ecosystems.

The zoo is a registered conservation charity and you can help support their mission by getting involved. There are daily talks, hands-on experiences and regular animal arrivals; take a lazy boat trip, hitch a monorail ride or scamper along the skipping lane! There’s even a junior rangers training camp where you can team up with the zoo rangers and learn all about animal protection and care. You’re in for a jam-packed day of F.U.N, so it’s advised that you plan in advance.

  • World-class zoo with over 15,000 animals
  • Monorail and lazy river boat trips
  • Junior rangers training camp
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Opening hours

Please see website for details

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults from £22.00
Kids from £18.00

Travel & Contact Information


Upton by Chester, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1LH, England

Phone number

01244 380 280



Click here to visit Chester Zoo's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Chester Zoo is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Chester Zoo have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only.

Additional Info

Additional information


Chester Zoo may choose to close the site or parts of the site in extreme weather conditions.


Lovely Zoo but Pricey 5 out of 5 stars

I would recommend visiting Chester Zoo even if you have been before like me the animals change and there is always plenty to see l. I for one will be back since our visit they have had some baby rhinos and I know our daughter would like to see them so maybe next year we will go back for a visit. We know our daughter had such a good time because she actually cried when she had to leave I think this is a sign we might have to visit again

Lovely day out with the kids, if you can afford it.. 4 out of 5 stars

Great day with the kids, can't go wrong with all those animals to see, though it can get busy and you won't see it all in one trip.. Lots of walking involved.. But it cost over £70 for myself and 2 kids, and I wasn't really given the choice about whether or not I wanted to add the "conservation" amount onto the price in, so just agreed to "are you ok with that?", (as we Brits do of course, not wanting to seem tightfisted..).. And bring a picnic, unless you don't mind paying out for food at prices to be expected..

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