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

Opening Times

2020 (27 Dec 2019 - 24 Dec 2020)

* 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*

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

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    10107
  • Very Good
    3055
  • Average
    982
  • Poor
    426
  • Terrible
    284

Recent Reviews:

  • Teejade
    Tamworth, United Kingdom
    ADD TO YOUR LIST OF TO DO'S
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 27th March 2020
    I loved every second of it. The zoo is huge, so make sure you put on some comfortable shoes as you are going to be doing A LOT of walking. It was my second time visiting the zoo, because I enjoyed it... Read full review
  • TraceyandAdrian
    Chester, United Kingdom
    Still available to see their conservation work online
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 30th March 2020
    Closed until further notice because of the pandemic. You can follow their virtual tours of their animals they created last week on their website or via YouTube. Seems these videos were #3 last week... Read full review
  • bjr99
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Great Day Out
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 1st April 2020
    Absolutely fantastic. If you only go to one zoo make sure it is this one. The animals were in great condition and had lots of room. Read full review

Facilities

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

Catering

  • 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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