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“Best Zoo Yet”
Review of Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo
Ranked #1 of 95 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, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best Zoo Yet”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

A large clean interesting zoo. Especially organised with children in mind. All the animals appear to be in good health.

Visited January 2014
Thank douglasasw
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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
“great day out”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

had a great day out at the zoo well worth the trip wet and windy but a great day all the animals well looked after well worth the money

Visited October 2013
Thank Ian M
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wonderful zoo !”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

We had a great day at the zoo in january . It was so spacious and well laid out . The elephant enclosure was the first thing we saw - it was large , and even had a waterfall / shower for the elephants . There was so much to do and see , and even when it rained there were indoor attractions , like the orang utans . So much better for space than Edinburgh zoo - though no pandas !

Visited January 2014
Thank patricia20
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York, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
69 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Leave your camera at home.”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

If I didn’t live so far away from this wonderful zoo, I would buy a season ticket to it. A freezing cold and wet January day, but what a joy to see how well the animals are looked after and how hard the zoo works to give them such spacious, clean environments and to try to make them happy. The old steel bars of my childhood have been replaced with glass and one can only hope that this stuff is thick enough to withstand a full scale attack. The film - Jurassic Park certainly came to mind, particularly when we were sitting in one of the restaurants enjoying a welcome and very well cooked bowl of soup. Still on the subject of the glass, it doesn’t seem to be non-reflective and it’s difficult to see some of the animals. It also plays havoc with a camera and would be even worse if you were inconsiderate enough to leave the flash switched on. Putting a coat over your head seems to be the order of the day if you want to take good pictures. Better still just leave the camera at home and enjoy the zoo.

Visited January 2014
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Chester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great day out”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

I visit here often and there is always something new to see. This time there were lots of babies. The painted dogs were very playful.

Visited January 2014
Thank Viv B
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