Chester Zoo

Upton by Chester
Chester
Cheshire
CH2 1EU

Tel: +44 (0)1244 380280

At Chester Zoo, there's a different animal to see around every corner.

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

With 125 acres to explore, there are 20,000 animals at the award winning Chester Zoo - voted one of the top zoos in the world and the UK's number one charity zoo.

From the magnificent elephants and rhinos to the delicate butterflies, there is a different animal to see around every corner.

With daily animal talks, events, themed play areas, coffee shops, a choice of restaurants and kiosks, there's something to suit everyone's tastes. Kids and grown ups will love the Zoofari monorail, it gives you a giraffe's eye view of the zoo. Or take things a little easier and relax on the lazy river boat ride in Islands.

Marvel at the many new arrivals at Chester Zoo including our (not so giant) giant otter pups, black rhinos, Rothschild giraffes, orangutans, Asian elephant calves and their first ever okapi!

It's not just the animals at Chester Zoo that benefit from your visit. Not only will you have a great day out, you will also help fund out conservation work in Cheshire and around the world. That's good news for animals everywhere.

Islands at Chester Zoo

Embark on your own unique wildlife expedition to discover six South East Asian island habitats. Extraordinary discoveries every day - entry to Islands is included in your zoo ticket.

Less than an hour from Liverpool! Free parking CH2 1EU

Start planning your expedition now at www.chesterzoo.org/islands

Video

  • Wild Worlds

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
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Traveler's Choice
  • Excellent
    9482
  • Very Good
    2890
  • Average
    922
  • Poor
    385
  • Terrible
    251

Recent Reviews:

  • StooDee
    Lincslad
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Animal care an obvious priority
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 17th June 2019
    This was the best zoo I have visited. The enclosures are so large and natural that one had to look hard to spot the animals in their enclosures. This enhanced the experience and gave a better insight... Read full review
  • GDM555
    Glasgow
    Trip type:
    Family
    Absolutely first class
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 17th June 2019
    I genuinely can’t believe anyone could leave a bad review for the zoo after visiting yesterday with our 8month and 3 year old girls. There was so much to see and do that after walking 5 miles and... Read full review
  • travelqueen2108
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    World class zoo that really cares
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 17th June 2019
    I have been to many zoos but never have I felt such a strong presence of love and care for all the animals. Yes the keepers have the animals welfare at the forefront of everything they do. However it... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

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

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