Chester Zoo for Groups

Upton by Chester, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1EU

Tel: 01244 380280

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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 


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Opening Times

2023 (27 Dec 2022 - 24 Dec 2023)

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


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



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    Recent Reviews:

    • DayTrip50790106772
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      Chester zoo lanterns
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 24th November 2023
      We visited Chester zoo for the laterns last night for our daughters birthday we haven't been for a few years and wow it was absolutely amazing highly recommended to anyone who has kids there's so... Read full review
    • Anna M
      Fantastic day out and Fantastic Lantens
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 26th November 2023
      We've been the zoo a few times this year in the day time and loved every minute so decided to go to the Chester Zoo Lanterns it was our 1st time and it did not disappoint, its not just for families... Read full review
    • Olivia W
      Great day out- could have been informed about ongoing maintenance…
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 3rd December 2023
      As always a fab day out! We’ve visited this time of year for the past 2 years now. Chester Zoo fills a day no matter the age and has amazing enclosures. When visiting 2nd Dec 23 we were told on... Read full review



    • 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


    • On-Site café/restaurant
    • Picnic Site

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
    • Parking (free)

    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

    Provider Features

    • Indoor Attraction
    • Marketing Cheshire Member
    • Outdoor Attraction

    Target Markets

    • Family Fun
    • Marketed Towards Families

    Tours and Demonstrations

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

    Contact Us

    Tel: 01244 380280

    Tel: 01244 380280

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