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Address: Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
Phone Number: 01244 380 280
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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A good day out

A great day out if you are interested in looking at animals as there is a huge variety of to see. The big cats are great, but I found the tigers hard to see as there is a tiny... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A great day out if you are interested in looking at animals as there is a huge variety of to see. The big cats are great, but I found the tigers hard to see as there is a tiny viewing platform and gets crowded very easily. Good parking facilities. Service was good getting in. Quite expensive but worth it.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic day at Chester zoo, the lay out is brilliant allowing for far more up close and clear sights of these wonderful animals, The animals are kept in good, spacious areas the whole day was brilliant and we will certainly go again when in the area.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed a full day at Chester Zoo, even if it did rain for the majority of the day! We got discounted tickets through our hotel in Chester & really felt we got value for money as we were literally there all day! There is so much to see, comfy shoes are a must! Only 1 criticism I would make... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

When we eventually found the entrance (dodgy sat-nav) we were very impressed with the zoo. We thought the entrance fee was rather high compared to others and the pressure to pay more is the same as at other zoos. If you are staying at a hotel in the city ask at reception, they may sell reduced price tickets. The range... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Was there today the weather held out Was a really good day food prices are very high so i recommend a picnic will defo go again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I decided to have some much needed "us" time so we chose a trip to Chester zoo as we are both animal lovers. This place is HUGE!! The animals have so much more space than another zoo we visit regularly (Naming no names). You can tell they are happy and well looked after. We took food with... More 

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Winsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was initially skeptical as to whether the experience would reflect the admission fee but I have to say I felt this was great value for money, as previous TA reviewers have alluded to the attraction is aimed mainly for families with young children. All the animals were within easy viewing unlike some zoos where they seem to be in... More 

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Nottingham, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

There is no flow to the zoo. The maps don't help much. The enclosures seem small. It was ok. Wouldn't return.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Some of it is Excellent but some so disappointing. First of we were forced to park 3 fields away from zoo entrance even though fields close where half full. why? When i went to pay at entrance for 4 adults,the cashier informed me that it was £88 & that included £2 a head for animal conservation, Surely it is better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent zoo! Great selection of animals. By far my favourite zoo to visit in the UK. Good location, easy to get to and not too badly priced compared to a lot of other zoos I've visited.

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