A visit to Cheshire isn’t complete without a trip to the UK’s number one zoo. Chester Zoo is home to over 27,000 endangered and exotic animals based in beautiful, award-winning zoological gardens. With over 500 different animal species in our 125 acres, you’re sure to have great day out full of adventure - discovering and learning more about our INCREDIBLE animals and plants.
Throughout spring, we’ll be shining a spotlight on the more unusual and lesser known species that you may be SURPRISED to find we have here at the zoo. Join our Zoo Rangers during February half term for a programme of events that will uncover new and interesting facts about species, plus explore EXCITING spaces with our Discover Something New Trail and create unforgettable zoo MEMORIES.
The fun doesn’t stop there! Why not turn your zoo visit into an ADVENTURE and book one of our unique Experiences that gives you an incredible opportunity to get closer to animals and plants, as well as gain behind the scenes knowledge from our AMAZING experts.
Visiting the zoo can be hungry work so why not make a meal of your visit and stop for a bite at one of the many restaurants, cafes and kiosks located throughout the zoo. From classic family friendly dishes, to tasty street food and authentic South East Asian inspired dishes.
If you’re looking for something special, our contemporary British pub The Oakfield, serves freshly prepared locally sourced food and hand-picked beers, wines and spirits which is sure to warm up your winter zoo visit.
We hope to welcome you soon!
For information about opening times and prices, please visit our website www.chesterzoo.org (prices and opening times vary throughout the year).
*Usual zoo admission fees apply but our members can visit as often as they wish.
Tickets need to be booked in advance. For accurate prices go to https://shop.chesterzoo.org/events/advance-booking
Prices range from:
£23.63 to £25.45 for adults
£19.09 to £20.90 for children
|May/June/July (1 May 2022 - 23 July 2022)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
|July/August (24 July 2022 - 29 Aug 2022)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 18:00|
|September (30 Aug 2022 - 26 Sept 2022)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
|October (27 Sept 2022 - 31 Oct 2022)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 16:30|
|November/December (1 Nov 2022 - 2 Jan 2023)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 16:00|
* Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day. Open Christmas Eve 10am - 3pm. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
* Please note that closing times may be subject to change depending on the operational needs of the business*
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.
TRAVELLING BY FOOT -Pedestrians can access the main entrance to the zoo by using the public bridlepath from Flag Lane North. If you’re walking from home, from the bus stop or from Bache train station then there is a short cut to our main entrance using the public bridle path on Flag Lane North.
TRAVELLING BY BIKE- Chester Zoo offers 15% discount for cyclists with a voucher found on their website. Cycle racks are available at the main entrance. The Chester ‘Pink Route’ takes you from the city centre to our main entrance – or you can take the ‘Brown Route’ along the canal.
TRAIN- Only a couple of miles from Chester station, transfer to bus 1 or X1 which drops off at the zoo entrance.
When you buy a combination ticket from your local train station at the same time as your rail ticket and it includes your return bus link from Chester station to the zoo AND your zoo admission in one discounted price.
TRAVELLING BY BUS- If you’re travelling from Chester you can take the Number 1 service from Chester Bus Exchange or the X1 bus links Chester Train Station to Chester Zoo.
If you’re travelling from Liverpool, you can also take the Number 1 service or the X1 service (which has fewer stops and is a quicker!).
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