Chester Zoo

Upton by Chester
Chester
Cheshire
CH2 1EU

Tel: 01244 380280

Fax: 01244 371273

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 21,000 animals from over 500 different species 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.

Wild Worlds

This summer, something different is happening at Chester Zoo!  We’re inviting you to a one-of-a-kind celebration! A festival made for every one of us.
Discover NEW spaces within the zoo’s favourite places, experience head-turning moments, breath-taking experiments and POP UP performers!  Join us as we celebrate the AMAZING worlds of the zoo’s 21,000 incredible animals and BRILLIANT gardens.
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​We want you to experience a whole new dimension to Chester Zoo, one we’ve created in collaboration with talented artists, landscape designers, scientists and entertainers.  We’ve transformed some of our favourite spaces around the zoo into unique worlds, all of which have been inspired by the incredible work of our conservationists, scientists and the amazing wildlife found right here at the zoo.

Visit www.wildworlds.chesterzoo.org for more information.

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

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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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Recent Reviews:

  • Chloe E
    Holywell, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Recommend day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 18th October 2018
    Absolutely adore Chester Zoo! Never fails to impress me. I have been visiting this zoo now for many years, and each time I visit I never get bored. Chester Zoo is defiantly my favourite zoo, the... Read full review
  • 38John38
    Holywell, North Wales
    some advice for disabled visitors regarding parking
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 17th October 2018
    I am a powered wheel chair user and visit the zoo up to four times a year, through the seasons. I have encountered a few problems with parking - one of which the zoo has, having been informed of this... Read full review
  • Andrea P
    Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Midweek day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 17th October 2018
    Fabulous day out. Lots of animals to see and they all had large fabulous enclosures and were well looked after. We we there 5 hours as such a large site. I will be back Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

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

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