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Chester Zoo

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Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
+44 1244 380280
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Best Zoo In The World

I have visited a number of Zoo’s across the world and can honestly say this Zoo is the best of them... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cheshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great day, so much to see and so many baby animals!

Fantastic day, we arrived at 11 and stayed until the zoo closed at 515. Lots of great animals to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nicola W
Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
+44 1244 380280

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have visited a number of Zoo’s across the world and can honestly say this Zoo is the best of them all. It is pricey to get in and the food and drink is expensive, but it is 100% worth the cost. The animals they...More

Thank TFoodie343
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic day, we arrived at 11 and stayed until the zoo closed at 515. Lots of great animals to see and lots of babies around and about including a rhino, bear and elephants. Food was pricey as expected but there are plenty of spots for...More

Thank Nicola W
Reviewed yesterday

A colleague and myself travelled from Cornwall to Chester zoo, as fellow keepers we wanted to see just how good the best zoo in the UK is, and we weren't disappointed.The enclosures are massive, totally in keeping with the country / region the animals come...More

Thank crazylady73
Reviewed yesterday

I have been here many times over the years and it still remains my favourite place to visit. There are so many different animals here to see and they all seem very well cared for. Staff are always friendly and informative. I would allow plenty...More

Thank Ceritxx
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent zoo, animals incredibly well cared for,grounds immaculate,hardly any litter around the place. Seeing the baby Rhinos was magic as was the Andean Bear cub! Never get tired of visiting this zoo,always something new to see. So good in fact we became members! One of...More

Thank Gareth H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to the zoo as a surprise for my birthday. It was great, from the moment you walk in. Yes, on any given day you are not guaranteed to see all of the animals, but that's the case in every zoo in the world. The...More

Thank Ben F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Chester zoo is by far the best zoo I've been too. It's massive! You need all day to get around and make sure you see it all. It is expensive but if you book online you can save money. It's amazing and the animals are...More

Thank Nicola G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent the whole day. Very impressed by the size of the enclosures and the landscaping.The animals all looked in good condition and well cared for. Was able to see the oranangatangs, giant otters and the cheetahs being fed wonderful ! A fantastic day thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank Yvonne O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an absolutely fantastic day at the zoo. Not been for several years. New area The Island was fabulous. The Tigers not present a disappointment. We had a great time at the giraffe enclosure and the knowledge from Emily was superb. A lovely lady. Plenty...More

Thank Sand V
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our youngest daughter selected Chester Zoo as the venue for her wedding - and what a delightful (and unusual!) venue it turned out to be. The house and grounds are magnificent, and the staff could not have been more helpful. The food was wonderful, and...More

Thank videogenie
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16 September 2017|
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Response from lizzieee09 | Reviewed this property |
Boat trip is free, I think the monorail was 3-4 pound.
KittKatt S
1 September 2017|
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Response from walt1_10 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know. Why don't you contact customer services at the zoo for advice. I'm sure they will be able to help. Regards
Sue R
28 August 2017|
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Response from suepalmer68 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I would take sandwiches with you but enough money for ice cream and drinks. They sell a cup that you can refill but it's £8's. Probably cheaper overall if your grandkids like fizzy drinks. The monorail tickets I never... More