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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
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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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I LOVE this zoo!! Great for a family day out or just to go with a few of you. Lots of different animals to see. There are gift shops and cafes dotted about. Perfect way to spend a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I LOVE this zoo!! Great for a family day out or just to go with a few of you. Lots of different animals to see. There are gift shops and cafes dotted about. Perfect way to spend a day.

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Thank Sheard94
Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We've been to loads of zoos usually spending a couple of hours then go home, we planed to spend a couple of hours as we were on our way home, ended up spending 5hrs! It's brilliant so much to look at, so much fun, only thing was we kept getting lost and missing animals, could have done with a animal... More 

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Thank Freya B
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutly loved this zoo, the design and lay out is so well thought out and the animals looked very spoilt to me. We went on a rainy day and was still fab! although quite a few of the animals were inside keeping warm we saw loads and had a lovely time.

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Thank Sherry426
Chester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Chester Zoo is an absolutely amazing place and they are continually renewing and improving the whole site for us humans but more importantly the animals. Some might think it's expensive but you can easily spend the whole day there to make the most of your money spent! Food can be expensive but you can easily take your own packed lunch.... More 

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Thank Mrs J
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Been to Chester Zoo many times over the years and each year it just seems to get a little better, and a little bigger.

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Thank Leyly1
Chester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although it was a cold day I must say it was a great day. Plenty to do and see. The new dome section was amazing. It is the best zoo in Europe. Friendly staff and helpful advice. I can not wait to return.

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Thank SusanOldham2013
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Expensive entry but great zoo.snakes was a let down around 15 different breeds and all in different areas.frogs frogs and more frogs.if you want snakes then you want zsl London.

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Thank Andneve
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went as a family of five, kids mixed ages from 20 to 8yrs. Never bored, loads of amazing animals, well looked after, lots of conservation work. Impossible to see everything in just a few hours. The bat experience was out of this world. Loved the elephants, butterflies, penguins. We experienced Bali and loved all the different Eco systems We excited... More 

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Thank kayostell
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're considering Chester Zoo for a day out, do it! Despite the heavy rain on the day, my 2 little monkeys (6 and 9) had a great day. There's lots to do inside and out and the staff are very, very helpful. You can grab a bite to eat, for everyone, for less than you think. £25 for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If the weather is good now is a pleasant time to enjoy the zoo. It's quiet so no queues. The cafe's are expensive so take your own food, but the facilities are clean and the staff very helpfull.

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