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Address: Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
Phone Number: 441244380280
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Very good zoo, has got even better since we last came!

Chester Zoo once again didn't disappoint, We arrived here on the Friday before the school holidays and were rewarded with almost free reign of the zoo. We managed to get close... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Marc V
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Derby

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Derby
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Chester Zoo once again didn't disappoint, We arrived here on the Friday before the school holidays and were rewarded with almost free reign of the zoo. We managed to get close to all of the animals as the site wasn't too busy, The staff were helpful and were all pointing out things that someone with an untrained eye (us) would... More 

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Thank Marc V
Hoylake, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Actually, Chester Zoo (voted "The Best Zoo in Europe" on one travel website) is a collection of 5-star attractions, not just one. Everything is very well done, including the beautiful gardens, and it's a pleasure to see the animals in such authentic enclosures. It's a full day out and you WILL cover a lot of ground, so wear comfortable shoes.... More 

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Thank OtistheBlackCat
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Me and my partner came here. Wow had an amazing day!! Got list a couple of times and our feet hurt but seeing the animals were worth it. We loved it. Well done to the staff that work there, they all seemed like they enjoyed their jobs. Would definitely go again and recommend. But please wear comfortable shoes!! Our trackers... More 

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Thank globe1210
Wrexham
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This has to be the best Zoo in the world. It may sound expensive at first, but for what you get it is more than worth it. You need a whole day to view everything without rushing. So much information included everywhere too. This is a must for everyone in their life time, Don't forget your camera. Once seen never... More 

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Thank 178lynnp
New Romney, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lovely zoo, but do take your sandwiches and drink with you, unless you enjoy Far East food. There are nice places to sit and have a picnic

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Thank David B
Stalybridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Planned the day with mono-rail being first port of call to be followed with the islands and a boat trip finnishing with a walk around the zoo. How green i was. Mono rail is only half a journey (first i have come across) which meant we were disembarked at a point the other side of the zoo. Plans all gone.... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a huge place, so although plenty of time to see everything. Plenty of areas to see the animals and lots of variation. Lots of information on the conservation work the zoo does which is reassuring. There really was something for everyone. Ample car parking which was free. Lots of places to have a picnic, including a picnic hut for rainy... More 

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Llangadog, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an excellent day out today at Chester Zoo. We made or way to the new 'Islands' area to begin with and we were not disappointed. Very atmospheric, clean and informative. The boat trip was a great touch and is included in the entrance fee so no hidden extras. Plenty of picnic areas and happy animals to see. Be sure... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic place for both adults and children. Very well maintained and lovely enclosures. Lots to do . Plenty of places to eat etc . Play areas and wonderful plants and flowers would definately go again !

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Thank Jane C
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Chester Zoo is the best zoo I have visited. The animals look relaxed in lovely big enclosures and there is just so much to see. We were delighted to see the new baby tapir. Friendly and informative staff helped us to get the most from our visit.

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