Chester Zoo

Upton by Chester

Tel: +44 (0)1244 380280

Two giraffes eating twigs from a tree.

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.


Chester Zoo is home to over 20,000 ENDANGERED and unusual 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. This Easter, REWILD your imagination at Chester Zoo! Stories POP UP all over the zoo and throughout April, we want to AWAKEN your inner child and CAPTURE your curiosity with our storytelling SPECTACULAR! Dive into a story brought to life in our POP-UP trail or hear the TALLEST tales in the wildest ways. From song and dance, to puppetry, performances and workshops for the whole family. But they won’t be around for long, so catch them while you can! Don’t forget to share your day with #MyWildStory. We LOVE to see what you get up to at Chester Zoo. 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. If you’re looking for something EXTRA special, our contemporary British pub The Oakfield*, serves freshly prepared locally sourced food and hand-picked beers, wines and spirits – the PERFECT accompaniment to your zoo visit. We hope to welcome you soon! For information about opening times and prices, please visit our website (prices and opening times vary throughout the year). *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:

    • Chris S
      Miami Beach, Florida
      Great for the kids
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 15th May 2022
      Almost as good as going to the drive through safari. The animals are well kept and in the best natural environment so the kids can learn about them. Read full review
    • christinahj13
      Leeds, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Friends getaway
      A great day out for all ages
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 15th May 2022
      Went on a lovely sunny day in May. A great day out for all ages and lots to keep little ones entertained. Would just suggest that there were more drinks kiosks around the park as it was very busy but... Read full review
    • T4msp
      Kingsclere, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Best zoo we’ve been to, for adults and children alike.
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 16th May 2022
      Visited on a weekday hoping it would be quiet but seems it was full of school children. The place is huge though so want crowded at all. Sadly the rainfall for the previous month fell in a day but... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)

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

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