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Chester Zoo

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Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
+44 1244 380280
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Excellent zoo

Fabulous day out with a wonderful array of animals - they even have sloths! The enclosures are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
tokyoann
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Brilliant day out

What a perfect way to spend the day. Me and my husband once again visited Chester Zoo,We live in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sue M
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London, 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 for everyone. We're open daily from 10am, except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Car parking is free and on site. Facilities for disabled visitors, including self-drive electric scooters and wheelchairs.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
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+44 1244 380280
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Reviewed yesterday

Fabulous day out with a wonderful array of animals - they even have sloths! The enclosures are well thought out and large, there's a monorail and a water way around the zoo, there are plenty of helpful staff to explain/guide/assist and the zoo shop is...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a perfect way to spend the day. Me and my husband once again visited Chester Zoo,We live in Kent but whenever we visit Chester we just have to go to the zoo. There is so much to see and lots of new things to...More

Thank Sue M
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited Chester Zoo with to celebrate my wife’s birthday, with our twenty two year old, twenty four year old and their partners. Despite our age range we had a fantastic day out. Booked tickets online which was so easy and cut out the queues and...More

Thank Richard G
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited Chester Zoo, and were very impressed, especially with the new 'Islands" area. The orang utan house and surrounding enclosures are very well put together - a bit of Disney in the props and signage we felt. But all added to the interest

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent and value for money day out. We arrived when it opened at 10am and saw virtually everything and left at closing time at 5pm. Staff are riendly and readily available for information in any exhibit. The only disappointment today was the chimpanzee closure being...More

Thank GolfingQueen
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Reviewed yesterday

Chester Zoo is by far one of the best zoos in England. There is some things that may need improving! The zoo was very hard to get around as animals were all over the place meaning you’d spend most of your time trying to find...More

Thank hreview533
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Reviewed yesterday

Unfortunately some areas of the zoo were unavailable to view because of work going on but even so we enjoyed it. The tv show about this zoo makes you feel as if you know some of the animals quite well, especially the elephants. The monorail...More

Thank Barbar R
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Reviewed yesterday

What a great zoo. My mother and I really enjoyed our day at the zoo. The animals are obviously well looked after, their enclosures are great and make it quite easy to see them (if they want to be seen!) . The whole environment is...More

Thank Trac2512
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Reviewed 2 days ago

everything you would want from a visit to a zoo a really fun day out and the food is really good as well can't go wrong on a visit to chester zoo

Thank karen b
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although this is a huge zoo we found it difficult to navigate our way round & although map provided hardly any signage & still wondering where all the animals where?? Hardly saw any so that was most disappointing. We’re staying in Chester so as this...More

Thank AnnieMerseyside
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lovethesun0311
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Response from Kerri O | Reviewed this property |
They are red like an open car, you can get a single and a double. I don’t think they were suitable for tiny babies but ideal for toddlers. I think they were £8?
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daisythecat
12 June 2018|
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Response from kymnsteve | Reviewed this property |
this would be a brilliant idea! but no there are none as you are walking round..
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Phil S
10 June 2018|
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Response from WolfordWanderer | Reviewed this property |
We were there for four hours and were having to rush in the end so would suggest longer.
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