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“Lots to see and do at Chester Zoo”
Review of Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo
Ranked #1 of 96 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: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed March 26, 2012

Went on 27th Feb and it was really quiet, hardly anyone in and only a couple of school parties which was great as you could walk around the park freely and could see all the animals really well. It is a huge zoo so when you go make sure you wear really comfy shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking. There is a monorail that goes all the way round the park so it is advisable to jump on so you can see where the animals are that you want to see, the only disadvantage is that you have to get off half way round (£2.00 each) so that other people can get on to travel back to the entrance of the park. It would have been nice to stay on for a full circuit as it was so quiet and pay £3.00 for example for a full circuit. We had to then get off and have a little wander until the next monorail arrived. We had a lovely day and saw all of the animals and have got some lovely pictures, all the animals were healthy and very relaxed aroud the public. I would not hesitate to recommend chester Zoo for a day out, it was fabulous.

6  Thank Kathryn B
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

Fantastic zoo, with such a variety of animal to see - would strongly recommed as a day out.

5  Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed March 25, 2012

Chester Zoo is a great day out, the zoo is well set out and each and every one of the attractions feels interactive, guaranteeing your enjoyment. The bat cave was a case in point, I didn't think for a minute that the bats would actually be flying around you, and although I have to say it scared the life out of me it was amazing. Other favorites were the ape house where you could watch the baby orangatangs swinging and playing on the ropes, the tigers and the Elephants were also so awesome. Don't hesitate make the trip its worth every penny.

4  Thank coopesx
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Reviewed March 24, 2012

Wide range of animals in obviously well kept environment. Improvements being made constantly

1  Thank Suepet
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Reviewed March 24, 2012

What a wonderfull means of learning more about exotic animals, for children & their parents. I speak from experience of several safari's in S.Africa including one at night, and in three differnt game reserves.

1  Thank Groveparkite
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