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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
Child Ticket£20.00 per ticket
Adult Ticket£23.63 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! 

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

Video

  • Islands at Chester Zoo

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

Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Free

Catering

  • Licensed Bar

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities

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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  • Certificate of Excellence 2017
  • Traveler's Choice

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    7978
  • Very Good
    2515
  • Average
    804
  • Poor
    346
  • Terrible
    218

Recent Reviews:

  • susana045
    liverpool england
    Trip type:
    Family
    Another great day at Chester Zoo
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 24th April 2018
    All I can say is Thankyou to Chester Zoo, my niece and great niece come up North twice a year to visit. We always plan a trip during that week to visit the Zoo. Today I felt I had to write a review... Read full review
  • helen m
    wonderful
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 24th April 2018
    brilliant day for animal lovers, and lots of talks and information available, definitely need a full day to take it all in Read full review
  • Jordan D
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Best Zoo in the UK
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 24th April 2018
    Absolutely fantastic zoo, a great array of animals to go and see, enclosures all looks big and tidy and it’s a very good day out 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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