Chester Zoo

Upton by Chester

Tel: +44 (0)1244 380280

An adult orangutan and their baby holding each other.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£23.63 per ticket
Child Ticket£20.00 per ticket
Student / Senior Citizen£21.81 per ticket

Children under 2 and carer admission is free.

*Visitors with disabilities (paying full adult/child admittance) may admit one accompanying carer free of charge. Please bring relevant proof of entitlement such as a blue badge, or a Disability Living Allowance letter or book (issued by the DWP benefit office).

These admission prices are for the peak season online booking only, please see 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.


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 always something new at Chester Zoo and this summer is no exception. Join us for a completely utterly incredibly absolutely, gobsmackingly, amazing exhibition that is 100% total utter trash. We’ll be revolutionising our rubbish and learning to LOVE IT FOR LONGER!

We’ve also been busy transforming our current flamingo habitat into an INCREDIBLE NEW INTERACTIVE habitat space – a thriving, diverse Latin American walk through aviary which will allow you to walk side-by-side with some of South and Central America’s most colourful, spectacular bird species – and view them in full flight! Come and experience a truly immersive experience.

Visiting the zoo can be hungry work so why not make a meal of your visit and stop for a bite at one of the many restaurants, cafes and kiosks located throughout the zoo. From classic family friendly dishes, to tasty street food and authentic South East Asian inspired dishes.

Looking for something a little more special? The Oakfield is a contemporary British pub at the heart of the zoo serving freshly prepared locally sourced food and hand-picked beers, wines and spirits. Explore our extensive seasonal menu, with popular roast dinners served every Sunday.*

BRAND NEW for 2021 our experiences will get you closer than EVER before to our INCREDIBLE animals and plants, PLUS meet our experts! From breakfast with the lions to getting up close and personal to a chameleon, we have experiences that will EXCITE and DELIGHT any animal lover.

We hope to welcome you soon!

For information about opening times and prices, please visit our website

*Usual zoo admission fees apply but our members can visit as often as they wish.

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  • 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


  • 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.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Bennettbrian
      Hebburn, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      A good day out
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 14th October 2021
      A impressive zoo, wouldn’t say it was the best we have been to but definitely worth a visit. The zoo is very expansive and you can easily spend a full day there, so good value for money. We visited... Read full review
    • Joe C
      Hampshire, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Amazing day at a fabulous zoo
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 16th October 2021
      What a day.. before we even got there staff at the Zoo were so helpful booking assistant, on line app helped plan trip, which really helped our son who is autistic. On line ticket worked so well... Read full review
    • Martin G
      Chester, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Wonderful Islands
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 17th October 2021
      Lazy river - so soothing. The whole Islands area is beautifully designed & constructed and has a hue variety of fabulous animals. 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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