- Zoos and Wildlife Parks
Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Outdoor, Indoor
Chester Zoo is a world-class hub for wild and wonderful animals. With over 15,000 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
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Picnics Allowed
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Upton by Chester, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1LH, England
Click here to visit Chester Zoo's website
01244 380 280
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Spring/Autumn: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Summer: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Late Autumn: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:30
Winter: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Closing time is subject to change so call or check the link before your visit.
Gate prices Peak
30 minutes before closing time.
Chester Zoo may choose to close the site or parts of the site in extreme weather conditions.
No pets are allowed.
Baby food facilities
There are baby food/milk warming facilities available.
The Zoo is fully accessible so visitors with wheelchairs and limited mobility can relax and enjoy their day. There is free disabled parking at the main entrance
Free of charge.
Full public transport information is available on their website.
Lovely day out with the kids, if you can afford it..
Written by Anonymous . 30.08.15
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..