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Address: Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
Phone Number: 441244380280
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Chester Zoo is the UK's number one charity zoo, with over 12,000 animals...
Chester Zoo is the UK's number one charity zoo, with over 12,000 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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Great day out as a treat

I love Chester Zoo! This wasn't my first visit to the park but it was probably my favourite. Although it's pricey to get in, it's definitely worth the treat. We got there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We took a chance during the August bank holiday(Monday) and visited the zoo, weather wise it was cloudy so not too bad in all fairness. I have been to Blackpool zoo maybe 3-4 times and had been told Chester would utterly eclipse Blackpool so I was pretty excited about that prospect! The first thing to note is the price, we... More 

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chester uk
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited chester zoo yesterday , the bank holdiday monday in august , we are quite local and my wife and kids have a annual pass as they go there quite alot I had to pay £28 entrance fee includding the optional gift aid which i did , we were looking forward to see the new 40 million pound islands... More 

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United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I love Chester Zoo! This wasn't my first visit to the park but it was probably my favourite. Although it's pricey to get in, it's definitely worth the treat. We got there before it opened however they allow you into the first part of the park so it's worth getting there early. We headed straight for the new Islands part... More 

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Stockport
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I was disgusted that we were charged £115.00 to go to a zoo where there were no animals. Most cages were empty my daughter was very disappointed and bored! Monkey house was closed the islands were awful still under construction no animals was like walking round a park i didnt even bother queuing for the "boat ride" absolutely awful. Then... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I visited the zoo on the August bank holiday Sunday. What a fantastic day out we had! There is a fantastic selection of animals throughout the zoo, some of which I have never seen before. It was lovely to see the baby elephant- again something I have never seen before! The animals enclosures are very spacious and... More 

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Knaresborough, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A lovely space with a great variety of animals. Loved the moneys and apes. Great to see the Giraffes so close at feeding time. Lots of spaces for kids to run around.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This zoo is a must visit if you are in the area. The animals were fantastic. There was something for everyone. We paid £79 for 2 adults and 2 Children which I thought was reasonable value. As it is always cheaper to book online than to pay on the gate that is exactly what we did. Even the night before.... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Visited on bank holiday Monday and went straight to the new Islands area. As most other reviewers have said, this remains in progress and there are few animals to see. Looks like it will be great but right now it's a lot of time to see very little. We went on the boat ride when the queue was short, if... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Amazing, magical, brilliant. 2nd time in 12 months I've been and I love it, the elephants are adorable (my favorite) and all the other animals are great too. Highly recommended

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

a good day out for all the family, we seen the baby elephant and baby giraffe. The new islands were really good and relaxing. Lots to see and do at the zoo. We're members and well worth the cost.

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