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Chester Zoo

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Upton by Chester
Chester
Cheshire
CH2 1EU

Tel: 01244 380280

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Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult from£14.00 groups
Carer (accompanying a disabled guest)Free
Child (3-15 yrs) from£11.20 groups
Infant (2 & under)Free
Students & 65+ from£12.60 groups

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

About

Chester Zoo is the UK’s number one zoo* and we can see why. 
With 1.6 million visitors every year, 20,000 wild and wonderful animals from 500 exotic and endangered species there is so much to see and do. 

With 125 acres to explore and open every day, wander around the amazing animal exhibits including the Realm of the Red Ape, Tsavo Black Rhino reserve, the impressive Asian elephant house, Fruit Bat Forest and the newly opened Islands at Chester Zoo and take yourself to South East Asia and back, all before home time.

They’re big, they’re fierce and they’re back! Join us for an exhilarating journey back to the Jurassic age and walk amongst the predators. Dinosaurs! The Next Adventure is open until 4 September.

Start planning your day now, there’s plenty of free parking and download the free Chester Zoo app to find out more.

*(TripAdvisor, 2015)

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017
  • Traveler's Choice

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    7592
  • Very Good
    2403
  • Average
    761
  • Poor
    321
  • Terrible
    179

Recent Reviews:

  • evzi75
    Walsall, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Nice visit
    4 of 5 stars
    21/11/2017
    Just me and my partner. Lovely zoo, all animals well kept with nice big enclosures for all. Struck lucky as was looking forward to seeing the tigers and the urangutan and they both were active and... Read full review
  • steved1
    Bolton le Sands, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Great day out
    5 of 5 stars
    21/11/2017
    We arrived at 11am and just managed to walk around the Zoo by 4pm, there is the monorail though for easy transit. This visit was in November so not all the animals were outside in the open, however... Read full review
  • Rebecca C
    Sunderland, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Perfect day out
    5 of 5 stars
    21/11/2017
    Visited the zoo as we had two adopters tickets and as a birthday treat. Although the zoo was getting refurbished and certain places were closed it didn’t spoil our day. Loads of animals to see and... Read full review

Video

  • A Fantastic Family Day Out
  • Islands at Chester Zoo
  • PLAY! at Chester Zoo

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

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The motorway and road network means that Chester Zoo is easy to reach from all over the UK, and you can visit in under two hours from as far as Birmingham or Leeds.

From the M56, Junction 14, or M53 Junction 12, follow the brown signs to Chester Zoo. The postcode for sat nav is CH2 1EU.

The zoo is also clearly signed on the A41 Chester road.

The zoo is on the national cycle network and there are cycle racks at both the main and pedestrian entrance.

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

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Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousMC Large Visitor Attraction of the Year MC Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2011
  • Regional and MiscellaneousMC Best Tourism Experience of the Year MC Best Tourism Experience of the Year 2014
  • Regional and MiscellaneousMC Best Event of the Year MC Best Event of the Year 2011
  • Regional and MiscellaneousMarketing Cheshire Award Winner 2015 Marketing Cheshire Award Winner 2015 2015
  • Regional and MiscellaneousMC Access for All Tourism Award 2016 MC Access for All Tourism Award 2016 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousMC Team of the Year 2016 MC Team of the Year 2016 2016

Opening Times

2017 (27 Dec 2016 - 24 Dec 2017)

* 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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