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Chester Zoo

Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
01244 380 280
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Ranked #4 of 31 attractions in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A thoroughly brilliant day out - I just wished I lived closer so I could buy an annual pass. The enclosures for the animals are very spacious and well designed and obviously a great amount of care has been put into creating such a wonderful environment. The zoo facilities are numerous, clean and well maintained. There are plenty of food... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

went 2 weeks ago with my daughter and grandson aged 3 going on 33 and my granddaughter aged 3 also but she was 2 that day saved me £15. need a full day but very enjoyable. Isaac said the Rhinos shudnt be in the pen with the deer things gazells or wotever they were. Dp know how to charge tho... More

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Brilliant- wonderful family day out. Zoo was fantastic, lovely and clean a great range of animals to see. We took a picnic, but there was lots of eating places. The staff were friendly. It was great to see so many animals in great enclosures.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The zoo has almost every animal you can think of, it's a full day out to get around the zoo and experience all that you want to see I would definitely recommend a trip here for families and individuals I have done a recent blog post on my trip there, so you can have a sneak peak into what is... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is a really great zoo with same amazing animals!! It is well organised but would recommend taking own food as the restaurant by the main entrance was beyond awful don't think the animals would eat it but the zoo itself is wonderful a true great day out.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Just simply the best day out. Fun for all the family. Fantastic selection of animals which are clearly very we'll cared for and so much information available everywhere you look. It is set out in stunningly maintained gardens. May strike you as quite pricy on arrival but by the end of the day you will think it great values for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I could not believe the cost of entry - £40 for one adult and one child. That is top London prices. They tell you that a % of that cost goes towards conservation work but there are no information boards in the zoo telling you about it. I wonder, does it really??? The zoo itself was ok, but only just... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Great family day for kids of all ages for all weather conditions Loads of animals in decent size enclosures Picnic meals which you can prebook are well worth buying and contain nice food which there is plenty of

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Good zoo, lots of animals to see and at least two play areas for the children with slides etc. Price is expensive as we are used to using Tesco clubcard vouchers but Chester Zoo is not part of that. This is why I prefer Whipsnade! Lots of parking which is free. Food was expensive though and poor quality e.g. nearly... More

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

we decided to have a family day out for are Sons First Birthday and WOW was not disappointed. this is an amazing place for all ages with ground level glass viewing panels for very young kids to be able to see so nobody misses out. All the Animals seemed relaxed and very well looked after. we all so have a... More

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