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Chester Zoo

Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
01244 380 280
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Ranked #4 of 37 Attractions in Chester
Type: Zoos
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... more » 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. « less
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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Dropped off daughter at Chester Uni so we thought It was an ideal opportunity to visit Chester zoo, I have to say the zoo itself was amazing however for us it was a bit spoilt because there was too many brownies (Not their fault) It was just a little too noisy when we were anywhere inside. I suppose that's what... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

spent three hours here to unwind and it was really good. The place was really spotless and although it's expensive it really is great. There is something for everyone and the open spaces are great for eating out. Loved the vast array of animals and the good thing..... They all looked well cared for. Thank you Chester zoo for a... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

One of the biggest zoo's in the UK, it really is worth the money! But be aware, you need a full day to visit it all. But there are loads of places to eat and drink, so it's not bad at all. And the animals, you could just eat them up! :)

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Staffordshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

As two adults we were really looking forward to our visit on Sunday. What we didn't expect and wished we'd known about was the thousands of brownies who were also visiting that day. Whilst we expected the zoo to be busy we didn't expect to have to battle our way around with groups of brownies pushing infront of us to... More

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Have just got back from a packed overnight event with over 2000 Brownies from Girlguiding North West England sleeping in a huge marquee. Everything was just perfect and we have all had a wonderful time. The night time lantern parade was spectacular, the exploration of the zoo today has been terrific and every member in my group from Burnley has... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Just got back from Chester Zoo with two more adults and my two grandchildren at a cost of £105 which is a lot of money it would have been worth it but for the fact that there were over 4000 brownies there and where ever you went you couldnt get near for all the brownies it was a day and... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Brilliant! Loads of animals and things to see and the park is spotlessly clean. I'd recommend going anti-clockwise around the park. We did this and we hardly saw anyone during the first half of the day as most people went clockwise. This meant that you could spend as much time as you want in front of the glass looking at... More

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Dolgellau
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The zoo was very busy and cost far too much at 22 per adult. It's not cheap for a family. The enclosures made it worth while. We saw lots of animals from tigers to elephants. It's a good day out with plenty to do. Tge monorail is also educational but comes with an additional charge. The parking was easy and... More

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Kidderminster, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Whilst a touch expensive on entry I can honestly say it was money well spent. We were probably the last people to leave the zoo at 5pm. The layout and environment is well thought out and contributes to the experience. The fruit bat cave is something else, lets just say we went through it "at pace!". The animals were fantastic... More

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This is a really lovely zoo. It feels very spacious and the animals all had lots of room. Really good variety of animals to see, a monorail to ride on to see the zoo. Slightly disappointed that the water ride was not open, but I think that was seasonal (we visited in September) Would visit again. Easy to park. Good... More

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