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Chester Zoo

Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
01244 380 280
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Ranked #4 of 35 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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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Love this place, number 1 for good reason. Can't wait to see the upcoming t.v program too. To find out how it all began will be amazing, hopefully (and I believe it will) it will be very authentic as is Chester Zoo itself. Thanks again for a magical day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I have been a member of Chester Zoo for 3 years now and regularly take the kids there even for just a few hours. The staff are very friendly and the keepers are always very informative if a question is ever needed to be answered. The boat is a relaxing break through the zoo and I am very much looking... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Fantastic day out for all ages. We visit regularly with family and friends who come to Chester and never get tired of the animals. So many reviews talk about the cost being a surprise. It shouldn't be, especially if you look at the web site first. Take a packed lunch and avoid the queues and cost of food outlets.

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Wimbledon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Best value for money is to take annual membership - you can't appreciate it all in one day anyway. Plan to spend two or three long afternoons in a row, especially if you have young children with you - the food is quite expensive but no worse than any other UK attraction. You can picnic with your own food and... More

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We had been told the Zoo was small but we found it to offer everything and more. The variety of animal was good and the educational info with each animal was really interesting. Great day out for all ages. Only improvement would be the signage. You follow the signs for one thing and by the time you get to next... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

This zoo is one of the best I have been too is expensive for a family though and so are the food outlets good selection of animals though and plenty to see and do .

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UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We are regulars at this zoo, and find the best value for money is the annual membership. Our two 7 year olds love this place, and we have spent many a happy hour here. You can make a full day of it, plenty of areas to visit - we always find something new on every visit. Lots if places to... More

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Visited Chester Zoo last week! It's a really lovely zoo, more like a small town! Many people seem to be complaining about the price to get in. This is £22. You don't see many good zoos that charge less than £20 entrance so I think that this was reasonable. The zoo was FAR TOO BUSY. Every animal enclosure you try... More

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Liverpool
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

Would have given this 5 but for the fact the cafe had ran out of food at 1pm and the rip off photo people who take a snap at the beginning of your trip and tell you to collect your photo at the end. Note they say "PHOTO."On leaving your photo has been placed into a small ring bound book... More

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Cumbria
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I went here for the first time last Monday bank holiday and what a disappointment. Just one empty habitat after another. Wait, I did see one monkey, the back of a tiger and a snake, then some more empty habitats, then some board looking donkeys. You almost expect food and drink to be expensive in places like this but £4.... More

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