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Chester Zoo

Address: Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
Phone Number: 01244 380 280
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Ranked #3 of 44 Activities 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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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The Zoo experience would have been reasonable, but we feel that 18 pound each for an adult was over priced, as most of the eating places were not open due to the time of year. Ended up eating at the Bembe Kitchen and had a shepherds pie, which cost 7.50 which had lumpy mash in it and the service was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Chester Zoo used to be pretty drab however it's clear to see that money has been invested in to the park year on year and it shows. It's tidy, practically no litter, well signed and the loos are decent too. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful and access for disabled visitors is great with scooters available by prebooking with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

been to thes zoo alot and each time its better and better.always great staff that are frendily and helpful.very claen and plenty to see.you can tell the animals are well looked after.the only 2 downsides are the food avalible is basic and expensive and not alot of choice(if we come for the day we bring a picnic but this last... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited with our two year old. We paid for two adults and our son was free £38. Initially we were a little apprehensive about visiting, given the entrance fee but we feel we had value for money and thoroughly enjoyed our day. We caught the tail end of the elephant talk which was engaging. Unfortunately the Chester Zoo app... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I have been coming here for more years than I care to disclose and still find it fascinating. It is also a photographers dream. If you are in the vicinity it is well worth a visit - you really do need a full day here to appreciate all there is to see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The aquatic room wasn't very big , i was very disappointed with the tanks they should be a lot bigger and should have a bigger room since it was very crowded .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

A lot to see just become a member enjoy that much but then I do live neer chester . Which makes it easy to get there roll on the summertime

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Christmas light walk at chester zoo what a great way to start the Christmas season. The whole experience was magical for all family. Follow the lights through the zoo (special glasses add to the viewing experience) to meet a special visitor at the end. Elves show the way throughout whilst your children guide the the way with their lanterns. Would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

highly recommend place near Chester, beautiful animals from all over the world, only 5 min from the town centre.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I have been to Chester Zoo a number of times, but find that price is too much just to go see some animals! Last time I went some of the animals were not even there to see! The cafe is dear too. Its ok if you go with loads of children on a sunny dayout...

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