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Chester Zoo

Chester, Cheshire, England

4 star Rating 4/5 (1 review)

Attraction Information

  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks icon Zoos and Wildlife Parks
  • Aquariums icon Aquariums

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 Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly 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

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

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

Adults: £24.00

Kids: £20.00

Off Peak

Adults: £26.00

Kids: £22.00

Last Entry

30 minutes before closing time. 

More Information

Weather policy

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

Pets allowed

No pets are allowed. 

Baby food facilities

There are baby food/milk warming facilities available. 

Guest suitability

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

Parking facilities

Free of charge. 

Public transport

Full public transport information is available on their website. 


Lovely day out with the kids, if you can afford it..

4 star Rating 4 / 5

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..

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