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Chester Zoo

#1 of 93 things to do in Chester Features Animals
Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
+44 1244 380280
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The Saturday before Christmas

What a wonderful place to visit, my grandson reckons it is the best zoo ever, the staff were... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2016
Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
Good day out

Visited Chester zoo so many times over the past few years and each experience is like no other... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2016
North Wales, 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.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
+44 1244 380280

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Reviewed 26 December 2016

What a wonderful place to visit, my grandson reckons it is the best zoo ever, the staff were brilliant hiring mobility scooters not a problem treated us as human beings unlike another zoo we had been too, all the staff were happy to help and...More

2  Thank TomW1950
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Visited Chester zoo so many times over the past few years and each experience is like no other. Although I have visited recently to see the new islands in place and there is no words to explain it, the new islands are absolutely amazing and...More

2  Thank crazykim_99
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We've been members for 2 years and had many visits over many years. It's a great day out, or as members, we can pop along whenever there's a baby born or when we think it's going to be quiet for an hour or so. Highly...More

1  Thank Janet W
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I'm a lifetime member of the zoo so a little biased but it is by far one of the best ones that I have ever been to. Always striving to improve itself and they do a lot of conservation work in the wild too. Wonderful...More

Thank Emily2910
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Visited tonight my 6 year old grandson and his 8 year old cousin found it boring we didn't enjoy it although others in our party did enjoy it. Over priced for what we got and very disappointed

Thank Verdermar220
Reviewed 23 December 2016

A wonderful atmosphere at Chester zoo Lantern Walk. The grandchildren are only toddlers but their eyes were full of wonder and they loved seeing the brightly lit animal lanterns. Staff were excellent creating and interacting animal movements and poses delighting the children.

Thank mumsy42015
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Incredible evening out, we expected a lantern lit walk around the zoo but the `animals` were worthy of a west end stage production, absolutely breathtaking with all manner of realistic creatures lit up from inside and moving models with wonderful performance artists inside making it...More

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 23 December 2016

what a wonderful evening at the chester zoo lanterns parade. a lovely walk around the zoo at night, well organised and more displays than I expected. the food in the tepee tent afterwards was very nice. lovely festive evening and a visit from santa. I...More

Thank lovehatetragedy
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is such a lovely relaxed event at the zoo for Christmas. We have been for the last three years and enjoy it every time. My daughter is now 12 and still loves it. Roll on next year.

Thank NCP7
Reviewed 23 December 2016

The Lantern walk in Chester Zoo is very good, and the staff very good with the children giving each child a fun and memorable time. We would recommend the walk but do not eat here.We ate in the tents and ordered a Bratwurst, a vegetarian...More

Thank 989jill
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We stayed at the travel lodge in Cheshire Oaks. Not too far from the zoo and plenty of restaurants within walking distance in order to dine! We had a family room asking for two additional beds to be set up. We had a really... More
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10% discount if you book tickets online I believe for the zoo.