Chester Zoo

Upton by Chester
Chester
Cheshire
CH2 1EU

Tel: +44 (0)1244 380280

Giraffe looking at the camera.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£23.63 per ticket
Child Ticket£20.00 per ticket
Family Ticket (2 + 2)£86.34 per ticket
Student / Senior Citizen£21.81 per ticket

These admission prices are for the peak season online booking only, please see chesterzoo.org for off-peak and winter admission prices. Discounted rates available for group and school visits. Separate charges for events may apply. On the door prices are always more expensive.

About

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.

There’s a huge variety of special events and playful experiences throughout the year, as well as daily animal talks to guarantee your day is full of excitement! There’s always something new at Chester Zoo and this summer is no exception. Get ready to come face to face with the most FEARSOME creatures of the prehistoric world! Where a shark’s bite was three metres wide and GIANT snakes ate crocodiles for breakfast! Discover 13 life-sized animatronic PREDATORS. But beware…they’re still hungry!

Explore our NEW Madagascar habitat that is home to stunning wildlife found nowhere else on Earth. Discover the mysterious fossa and get closer to rare lemurs in our incredible walkthrough habitat. 

Make a meal of your visit and stop for a bite at one of the many restaurants, cafes and kiosks located throughout the zoo or let the kids run wild in one of our PLAY! areas. For a truly unique dining experience The Oakfield is not to be missed. The newly refurbished award-winning pub serves freshly prepared and locally sourced food and drink every day. 

Plus if you book online and more than seven days in advance of your trip, you’ll save up to £4 per ticket compared with the price you’ll pay at the zoo on the day. So what you waiting for? Book your tickets today at www.chesterzoo.org.

 

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Facilities

Other

  • Accept Credit/Debit Cards
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Coach Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Parks and Gardens
  • Picnic Facility
  • Schools Accepted
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Visitor Centre

Catering

  • Licensed Bar

Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Free

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The motorway and public transport 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. By motorway, M56, Junction 14, or M53 Junction 12, follow the brown signs to Chester Zoo. The postcode for sat nav is CH2 1EU. Free parking.

Public Transport Directions

From Chester Main Line Station: Take taxi (app. 2 miles), or bus to Chester Town Hall bus exchange. First Group Service 1, every 20 minutes Monday - Saturday during the daytime. On a Sunday the service runs hourly and on Bank Holidays every 30 minutes. Buy a combination ticket from your local train station and it will include your rail travel, return bus link from Chester station to the zoo AND your zoo admission in one discounted price. From Merseyrail Bache Station: Take the No. 1 bus operated by First. The service runs every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday, and every 60 minutes on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Leave Bache station using the ramp which will lead you to Mill Lane, the bus stop is near the Post Office. Special combined Zoo/Bus/Train tickets sold from all staffed Merseyrail Stations. Liverpool via Birkenhead, Ellesmere Port and Cheshire Oaks First Group Service 1, every 20 minutes Monday - Saturday during the daytime. On a Sunday the service runs hourly and on Bank Holidays every 30 minutes.

TripAdvisor

Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      10398
    • Very Good
      3175
    • Average
      1066
    • Poor
      493
    • Terrible
      358

    Recent Reviews:

    • Gary O
      Trip type:
      Family
      Fun at the zoo
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 23rd July 2021
      Great time with the family. Loads to see and do. Facilities clean Even delay at boat trip due to ‘technical malfunction’ didn’t spoil the day Read full review
    • fionadP9161ZW
      Trip type:
      Business
      Best Attraction Anywhere!
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 23rd July 2021
      Was lucky enough to be invited on a works trip for a BBQ, arrived at 4pm and had a look round the zoo before heading to our BBQ at 6pm. Good few years since I've been and the new areas are... Read full review
    • MrJenkz
      Trip type:
      Family
      Family fun
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 23rd July 2021
      Excellent family day out, plenty of animals to see, loads of toilet/changing facilities around and a great variety of snacks and drinks Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021)

    * Open daily from 10am. Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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