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Chester Zoo

Address: Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
Phone Number: 01244 380 280
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Ranked #1 of 96 things to do in Chester
Owner description: Chester Zoo is the UK’s number one charity zoo, with over 11,000 animals and 400 different species...
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Chester Zoo is the UK’s number one charity zoo, with over 11,000 animals and 400 different species, including some of the most endangered species on the planet. With 1.4 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

When I attended Chester Zoo I did not feel satisfied. When lining up for the mono rail the staff did not greet us with a smile. The carriage did not have any seat belts and i felt like this was a problem because the ride was going like lightening. It could of also been provided with an AUX cable so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Having seen the BBC TV programme last year about the creation of the zoo, it was inevitable we'd visit next time we were here. The area and range of animals too view is vast, and all impeccably presented. Not quite true to the creators vision, but I suspect modern health and safety regulations put paid to all that long ago.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to the zoo and we were a little disappointed. We had heard lots of people recommend the zoo as being one of the best. The animals all looked healthy and happy although some of the enclosures were dated and not child friendly, ie the aquarium is an old building and layout with no steps for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My partner and I visited chester zoo as part of a christmas present he had got me which was to take part in a penguin experience. The zoo on the whole was very good, all the enclosures were fantastic and offered much more for the animals as well as the guests than many of the zoos I have visited before.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Took my mother there for the first time although we are members ourselves. She cannot walk far and the zoo provided a disability scooter free of charge (pre booked). Had a full and wonderful day concluding with the treat of seeing a new born baby rhino with its mum. There have been so many new animals over the 18 years... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited the Zoo on a cold rainy day, but not disappointed. Animals look well cared for and fed. Visiting the elephants is a must they are fabulous. Also the Bat cave and Butterfly house are incredible. The monkey house and Orang utans were very entertaining , the former so intelligent, there is lots of information about the animals around the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Price wise I found Chester zoo to be reasonable/ average. You do get a lot for your money as there is loads to see and do (it is very big, you will need a full day). Don't miss the orang utans, the bats and butterflies (if you don't mind fluttery things). I would imagine it would be great in summer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Went on a Sunday first thing a luckily missed a lot of the crowds. Really enjoyed it as did the kids. Highlight was the monkey enclosure.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Spent a fortune on tickets for Chester Zoo which we visited today as a family i.e. me, my husband and my 7 year old son. Still a lovely zoo, but very disappointed at the lack of animals in the zoo, there was no Tigers, no Polar Bears, No Orang-utans, no Gorillas, many outside enclosures were empty free of any animals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had our first visit to the zoo, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it, loved the chimps,the parrots, and all the other animals here. every aspect of this zoo was clean and tidy, a credit to the many staff working here, nice to see that the animals were given good spaces to live in...unlike some zoos... More 

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