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Chester Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Brilliant day at the zoo

The zoo was very clean and the animals well looked after, it was very busy but never felt over run... read more

Reviewed yesterday
diane c
Penrith, United Kingdom
via mobile
Perfect day out

Me and my partner visited for the first time Midweek. We arrived just before 10am and got tickets... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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We're the UK's number one charity zoo, with over 21,000 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...more
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Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
+44 1244 380280
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The zoo was very clean and the animals well looked after, it was very busy but never felt over run , we liked the elephants, map quite easy to follow. Expensive for a day out but there all day take a picnic to keep cost...More

Thank diane c
Reviewed yesterday

Me and my partner visited for the first time Midweek. We arrived just before 10am and got tickets without queuing. The ticket lady seemed to be in training but she was very polite and we were quickly sent to the admission gates. It cost £22...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came here last week and absolutely loved it. So much to do and see we were warn out after 5 hours of walking loved the new area with the boat ride and cannot wait for the lemur walk through.

Thank toffeefan36
Reviewed 2 days ago

This zoo is by far the best we have been to in UK. The staff and volunteers are very ready to help you, and their enthusiasm for ther work and the animals they care for is great. The animals all seem very well cared for,...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great day out and excellent value. Staff brilliant and helpful and their interaction with the children was marvellous to see. Plenty of food and refreshments to be had at reasonable prices.

Thank GordonMogg
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited not really expecting much - but hadn't anticipated quite how big the zoo is. The enclosures seemed to me to be big, with lots of different angles on the animals. We had a great free boat ride round the islands. As an all...More

2  Thank LucyFrog28
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s been a few years since our last visit and all changes that have happened in that time have made a great place even better! Loved the boat ride experience! Cheshire Ice Cream a big hit. Animals all well cared for and the whole grounds...More

Thank lorna_dunn
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited mid week in October, so although there were lots of visitors it wasn’t too crowded. We paid an extra £4 for the all day monorail ticket but I wouldn’t recommend it. The monorail route doesn’t cover that much of the park and the...More

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 4 days ago

When visiting Chester, my daughter took me to the Zoo as I had watched it on TV. She booked the entrance and monorail tickets on line, we sailed through on arriving, very helpful car park attendants, What a treat, I am nearly 80 and have...More

Thank najeltso
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We’ve watched the TV series based at Chester zoo and fell in love with the place so decided we had to visit - what an incredible day out we had! All the animals looked very healthy and well looked after, the grounds were spotless and...More

Thank tomanem
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2 October 2018|
Response from Lolatombola-22 |
There is An nhs discount, you receive 15 months membership instead of 12 months on your pass.
Di C
30 September 2018|
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Response from Sam R | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is and would recommend eating at the cafe at the end of the islands area, sorry can’t remember what it’s called. But it’s all a matter of opinion, if it’s your first time going you could always take a picnic if... More
21 August 2018|
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Response from Kimberley C | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so but worth checking