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Chester Zoo

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Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
+44 1244 380280
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Very very busy!

We’ve never visited during school half term before so we weren’t used to it being so busy! Can’t... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sunshine_rainbow25
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Leeds
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Birthday trip

By far our most favourite place in the UK. Every visit has been fantastic, forget theme parks... read more

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kevanwm
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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We're the UK's number one charity zoo, with over 15,000 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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bat cave” (462 reviews)
“butterfly house” (266 reviews)
“islands area” (154 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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 via mobile

We’ve never visited during school half term before so we weren’t used to it being so busy! Can’t believe how many people were there! We booked online so avoided any lengthy queues getting in. We also hired a buggy for our 4 year old which...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

By far our most favourite place in the UK. Every visit has been fantastic, forget theme parks, this place is real and has something for everyone.

Thank kevanwm
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited Chester Zoo as a family (all adults) and had a fantastic day, the weather wasn’t amazing so most of the animals were staying indoors but we still saw a vast majority of the species on show. There is so much to see, do and...More

Thank JD2678
Reviewed yesterday

One day wasn't long enough. We spent a full day here and still didn't get round all the animals. Excellent viewing, even the nocturnals.

Thank Jill H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This zoo is really big,there are so many different types of animals to see. All in lovely big pens,with plenty of tree trunks,ropes etc to play on. There’s a few play grounds,snack bars & a June’s food court,which does a variety of hot food &...More

Thank Breadpuddin
Reviewed yesterday

spent 6 hours there and could have been there longer. Animals really active and massive enclosures, they looked happy and well treated

Thank phoebeattwood
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is my absolute favourite zoo to visit and I've been to a lot! The space they give the animals and the way they try to keep them as happy and healthy as possible is amazing. I loved seeing the elephants and their babies, and...More

Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the zoo with my children aged 3 and 5 and husband. We had a wonderful day and were very impressed with the animal enclosures and the room they had. The variety of animals was really impressive and I particularly enjoyed the fruit bat cave...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Top day out well worth the £60 entrance will be soon can't comment on the food as I took my own 👊👍

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Bare in mind that this review is of the park during winter. £52 for two of us to go in, comparable price to somewhere like Alton towers. A significant portion of the zoo was either being renovated or newly built, so many of the attractions...More

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abividal
9 February 2018|
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Response from CaravannersDandK | Reviewed this property |
If you are prepared to rush around without taking the time to appreciate what you see you could do it in 2 hours or so. However, to get the best experience, allow a full day.
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MissColford
27 January 2018|
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Response from Lane-English | Reviewed this property |
There are areas that are having some refurbishment. The penguins I believe are still closed. Part of islands was closed when I went in the beginning of January as they are changing some enclosures and introducing new... More
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