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“An amazing day!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo
Ranked #1 of 90 things to do in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We're the UK's number one charity zoo, with over 15,000 animals and 500 different species, including some of the most endangered species on the planet. With 1.9 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.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Birmingham
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“An amazing day!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2011

We decided to have a day at Chester zoo recently and I have to say we're glad we did.
It was a fantastic day spent walking around seeing all the different animals ( LOADS!!! )
I honestly don't know who enjoyed it most, me or my little girl!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“A great day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2011

The zoo is a joy to visit. The animal enclosures are very well designed. There is room for improvement in the ape house but work is ongoing. Plenty of places to eat, but can be a bit pricey. The only drawback was lack of cover in inclement weather when the zoo is busy.

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Peebles, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Best zoo in the UK”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2011

Definitely the best zoo I've visited. Fantastic enclosures for almost all the animals which balance the needs of the animals with great opportunities for visitors to get up close and personal.

Highlights include the elephant house, near the zoo's entrance, the wide black rhino enclosure, which also includes a group of meerkats, the bat cave in which the bats flit at high speed around your heads, and the orangutans, who have the most incredible network of rooms and outside space to swing around in.

Everything is done tastefully and professionally, down to the heated baby changing rooms and the new winding boardwalk at the far end of the zoo.

I'd come back to this zoo time and time again.

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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Great day out....not on a budget!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2011

Amazing place, relatively expensive! All the exhibits and the like are very impressive, and I appreciate it is a charity, but be sure to take food unless you have some money put away!

Visited August 2011
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“great day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2011

with on a trip with friends to chester zoo,very good experience will definately be going back in future with family.

Visited May 2011
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