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Chester Zoo for Groups

Upton by Chester, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1EU

Tel: 01244 380280

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About Us

A visit to Cheshire isn’t complete without a visit to the UK’s favourite zoo.

Home to over 21,000 endangered and exotic animals and based in beautiful, award-winning gardens, there’s something for everyone.

Join in a guided tour or one of the daily animal talks to guarantee your day is full of animal adventure, go crazy in the many adventure play areas, or take it easy on the Lazy River Boat Trip. You can even chat to the expert staff who are on hand to tell you all there is to know about the 500 species of animal inhabitants. Group booking is EASY and bursting with benefits

Chester & Cheshire offers group organisers and coach operators a fabulous choice of places to stay and visit.  We are located just a short distance from Chester – this ancient heritage city provides a truly breathtaking experience. Each chapter of history is etched into the very fabric of the city. It is a major retail centre with the oldest shop front in England. Also visit nearby McArthur Glen’s Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet with designer discounts. For more information on the destination including itineraries and group friendly accommodation http://www.visitcheshire.com/visitor-information/travel-trade 

 

Guide Prices

Adult - £15.40 - £18.20
Child (3 - 15 years) - £12.60 - £15.40
Infant (aged 2 and under) - FREE
Full time students and 65+ - £14 - £16.80
Carers - FREE

Get the best price when you buy your ticket online and beat the queues with fast track admission. Chester Zoo have flexible pricing for families too! Discounted rates for group and school visits. For accurate prices go to www.chesterzoo.org

Directions

Road Directions

From M56, Junction 14 or M53, Junction 12, follow the brown tourist signs to Chester Zoo.

Chester Zoo is less than an hour from Liverpool and Manchester and is clearly signposted.

The coach park is at the main entrance with plenty of free parking. SAT NAV CH2 1EU.  

Public Transport Directions

Sunday bus service is now the same as weekdays.DB2 service – entrance via bridal path now so this needs updating as it is on http://www.chesterzoo.org/plan-your-visit/how-to-get-here/bus

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Traveler's Choice
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    8064
  • Very Good
    2531
  • Average
    810
  • Poor
    350
  • Terrible
    220

Recent Reviews:

  • Ray S
    Shardlow, null, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Not As Good As We Expected
    3 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th May 2018
    Perhaps our expectations were a little high after seeing the TV series, but we felt somewhat disappointed with our experience. We arrived at 10am just as the Zoo was opening and paid our £20... Read full review
  • 46biggy46
    Warrington, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Simply lovely
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th May 2018
    We have visited this great zoo on many occasions and never get tired of visiting. We are members which helps that way your not rushing around. On this occasion we visited on a sunny Sunday and... Read full review
  • Connor J
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Brilliant Day Out
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th May 2018
    We went to the zoo in April. It was a brilliant day out and was extremely good value for money. Would recommend. Read full review

Facilities

Provider Features

  • Indoor Attraction
  • Marketing Cheshire Member
  • Outdoor Attraction

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - We have a “loop system” installed at some of our main customer contact areas, including our gates. Simply look out for the blue and white logo
  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Guide dogs and sensing/hearing dogs are very welcome at the Zoo. However, we do ask that they avoid our Monkey, Chimpanzee and Elephant enclosures.
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - On arrival you will find 35 designated parking spaces for orange or blue badge holders.
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free - Free entry for registered Blue or Green Badge Guides (on production of a valid badge) whether escorting a group or visiting independently
  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Group rates available for groups of 15 or more.
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates - Discounts to groups of 15 people or more.
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Civil Weddings
  • Conference facilities - Meeting rooms available
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Check website

Opening Times

2018 (27 Dec 2017 - 24 Dec 2018)

* The zoo opens at 10am, please check www.chesterzoo.org for individual closing times.
* Please note that closing times may be subject to change depending on the operational needs of the business*

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