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Address: Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
Phone Number: 01244 380 280
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Description: Chester Zoo is the UK’s number one charity zoo, with over 11,000 animals...
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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Chester Zoo - must do!

Visited Chester Zoo in July and had a fabulous time. A very hot day, the animals where out and active, plenty of talks and public feedings too. We got to see nearly every type of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Visited Chester Zoo in July and had a fabulous time. A very hot day, the animals where out and active, plenty of talks and public feedings too. We got to see nearly every type of animal, including the Bears! This zoo does a lot of conservation work around the world, and have one of the most successful breeding programmes anywhere.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Brilliant well set out spacious probably the best zoo I have ever been to even including Singapore. Animals well cared for lots of staff available need to allow a full day to really appreciate everything availahle

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely day out at Chester Zoo. It was a lovely day, if a little warm but better that than cold and raining. The attractions were great and were well laid out. The zoo was not too busy which was nice. We spent several hours walking around the view and had no complaints at all. Some of the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

we went to the zoo on july 4th for my nephews 4th birthday, he lives down south with his dad and older brother, they travelled up especially for the zoo, however when we got there the monorail and boats were both out of service, there was no explanation or signs to say why this was, we also found that more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

from the parking to paying for your ticket a pure pleasure well where to start ,the interior layout is easy to work out from your free map the pens are a genourous size a shame that the animals were all asleep at midday. it was very clean with lots of very friendly staff who were more than willing to help... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Really easy to follow the map round the Zoo. Plenty of eating/drinking places (or you can take your own). Spent a good 3 hours wandering around in the sunshine and seeing the animals. Great day for families and older people too. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Not been to this zoo for over 40 years, so saw a big change. It is quite extensive and they are continually improving it. Lots of see and do, ideal for families. We went on a very hot day so some of the bigger animals, (jaguar, bears and the big cats) were out of site unfortunately. We did see day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

A great day out and very reasonable entry fee. We spent all day there and would have stayed longer if we were able to. There is so much to see. All the enclosures are large and well kept but have great view points. Enevitably we didn't see everything but that is always to be expected, all the animals have different... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Went with my two children 3&4 we had a good enough day saw animals genral nice day as me and my partner both had to book a day off to go out with the kids. The day then took a horrible turn we went to the bembe for food, expensive to start with but not offen we go out as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Let me start by saying I know zoos. I have been a zookeeper for the past 24 years and have visited many zoos over the years. Chester zoo does it right! The exhibits are large and wide open, giving the animals plenty of room to live in comfort. the zoo was started in the 1930's by George Mottershead who wanted... More 

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Additional Information about Chester Zoo

Address: Address: Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
Phone Number: 01244 380 280
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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