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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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Skegness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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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Sheffield
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6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It had been several years since I'd been to Chester Zoo, but we had bought annual memberships for Edinburgh Zoo last summer (to see the pandas) which allowed us free entry into other zoos around the country, including 1 free visit to Chester Zoo (which would have cost £56 (2 adults, 1 child) without the passes). I had in my... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This place is brilliant for a day out, we took an 8 year old with us. Plenty to see and do and loads of places to eat your pack lunch. I would book on line as its cheaper, talking 67 pound for 2 adults and one child. I know it sounds expensive but it does hell keep all the animals... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It's always a pleasure to visit Chester Zoo, it's so well laid out and always lots to see. It was really busy as we went in the school holidays but didn't spoil the enjoyment! Worth the entrance fee!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Very enjoyable day out with the family. As a zoo should be with the animals coming first ! Expensive to visit for the day with little change from £100 for the entrance fee, let alone the inevitable extras when you get in ! Would recommend visiting the shop early in the day as very chaotic when the zoo is close... More

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Bridgwater, Somerset, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

excellent Zoo animals, all the inmates(animals) have good spaces to play and run around in would recommend to anyone

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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70 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Yes, I can understand the reviews that state this is expensive etc etc. However, if you take refreshments with you, don't succumb to the extras, it can be a very reasonable day out. We booked our tickets on line, which provides a discount and very clearly states that a £ donation for the upkeep of the zoo is voluntary and... More

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Chester
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We live locally to the zoo, and usually we try to visit off peak. However, we haven't been for a couple of years due to the price. As we have a large family (5 children) it costs us well over £100 to get in, and I'm afraid to say that when the zoo is busy it's very hard to justify... More

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