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Chester Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Fun day out

Visited here and had a fun day out. You do need a full day to get to see everything. It was... read more

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Michelle B
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Pocklington, United Kingdom
Excellent day despite the snow

Okay so it snowed. As a result most of the animals were inside but that’s where we wanted to be... read more

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piggypb
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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We're the UK's number one charity zoo, with over 21,000 animals and 500 different species, including some of the most endangered species on the planet. With 1.9 million visitors every year, the zoo is an all-year round, full-day visitor attraction...more
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Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
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Reviewed today

Visited here and had a fun day out. You do need a full day to get to see everything. It was winter so a lot of the animals were inside which caused queues as the viewing windows were small. Particular favourites were the giraffes, monkeys,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michelle B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Okay so it snowed. As a result most of the animals were inside but that’s where we wanted to be too! Such a lovely place. Staff and volunteers do friendly and helpful. Family rooms throughout the park with well stocked vending machines if you’ve run...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank piggypb
Reviewed yesterday

Excellent day out, animals seem to be cared for well, walkaways clean and tidy, never fails to put a smile on a face, especially when you think of the good work they do.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bunnya66
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve been to Chester zoo many times, I think I was about 3 years old the first time my parents took me. Over the years I’ve been back many times and I’ll keep going back. My husband booked me this trip for my birthday. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hatwood
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This really is the best zoo in the UK. Be prepared for a full day. On site catering is better than most places but we usually take our own. Disabled facilities are good. Weekends are very busy so try to visit through the week if...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Flynders
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great takes the whole day to visit. Take a picnic. There are lockers to put your stuff in saves carrying it round

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank reahan w
Reviewed 4 days ago

I went to the Zoo for Lanterns at the Zoo. It was about 12GBP per person. There are multiple themed areas such as Wonderland, Animals, The Jungle and more. Each area features lanterns some in the shape of animals, animated lit-up puppets, and characters. You...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WorldwideRover007
Reviewed 4 days ago

Large zoo lots to do a full day here easy good parking park ride plenty places to eat good selection places to have picnics

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DENISE R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Penguin feeding experience was amazing learnt so much in an hour! The passion of the keeper about her animals was amazing! Took time to explain and answer questions! An amazing and educating experience

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank grandadoldman
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I LOVE Chester Zoo! All the animals and the basically everything about it! Apart from the shops being a bit expensive, it is the perfect day out! You can get there by car or bus. I strongly recommend coming here with family, friends, on a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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sharonrL3248KM
4 January 2019|
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Response from AlecDoyle43 | Reviewed this property |
There are hotels in nearby Chester. The closest is the doubletree Hilton in Hoole. Not cheap but very nice with a lovely spa. Beyond that hotela in cuty centre range from the 5 star Grosvenor hotel (expensive and a little... More
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Bettiboo123
27 November 2018|
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Response from LoveAllThingsNature | Reviewed this property |
Hi you get round all of it in a day , so a 2 day isn’t necessary, we were members and often just go for the afternoon / 3-4 hours and get round at least 3/4 to all of it , so a day is plenty .
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23 November 2018|
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