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Chester Zoo

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Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
+44 1244 380280
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A lovely day until staff tripped up my 3 year old and walked away.

As a first visit to Chester Zoo it had been lovely, we spent the whole day there. Just as we was... read more

Reviewed today
Cody G
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A Great Day Out to the Zoo

Not much really needs to be said about this fantastic venue. A brilliant day out for all the family... read more

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stephen k
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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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We're the UK's number one charity zoo, with over 15,000 animals and 500 different species, including some of the most endangered species on the planet. With 1.9 million visitors every year, the zoo is an all-year round, full-day visitor attraction for everyone. We're open daily from 10am, except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Car parking is free and on site. Facilities for disabled visitors, including self-drive electric scooters and wheelchairs.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
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+44 1244 380280
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Reviewed today via mobile

As a first visit to Chester Zoo it had been lovely, we spent the whole day there. Just as we was about to leave we dropped by the hut to drop the rental buggy off and the boys (10yrs & 3yrs) were just playing behind...More

Thank Cody G
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Reviewed today

Not much really needs to be said about this fantastic venue. A brilliant day out for all the family of all ages. There is so much to do you may not have enough hours in a day to do it all. This all weather attraction...More

Thank stephen k
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Reviewed today via mobile

My boyfriend and I took a trip to Liverpool last month, we were originally going to go to Knowsley safari park but after watching the programme on channel 4 we decided to go here instead. When we arrived we were told the penguin enclosure was...More

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Reviewed today

We visited with our 4 year old grandson on a beautiful winter day.I have been coming to Chester Zoo for 65 years and it certainly must rank as one of the best in the world.There is a lot of walking for a small child and...More

Thank Sandy T
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Reviewed yesterday

It was an enjoyable day. There were quite a few baby animals to see. We particularly enjoyed seeing the lions and elephants. The Bat House was an experience to remember as the bats were allowed freedom. The only problem for us was it was half...More

Thank LizAshfield
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is surprising how they do it, but they managed to have a huge and well maintenained Zoo. Yoj can spend 6 hours there.

Thank CiprianMR
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although today was incredibly cold, with a nasty chilly wind, we really loved today’s annual visit to Chester Zoo. Only thing I didn’t like, is being charged for sky train after paying £60 for 2 hours entertainment. Bit naughty! Not cheap. But its an incredible...More

Thank Jonathan B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We go here many times in the summer and it’s always a good day out. Food is good in various restaurants though overpriced. Entrance fee is also over priced. Animals are well cared for and enclosures are big with improvements going on all the time....More

Thank danieltedwards
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Reviewed yesterday

Thoroughly enjoyed my trip here. I'm into my photography and zoos and loved taking images here. A nice sized zoo.

Thank Kerisswaden
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited the zoo with grandchildren, we spent nearly four and half hours walking round and we only saw about three quarters of the zoo, there is plenty of work going on but the zoo had plenty of signs so we never missed what we wanted...More

Thank trentsider
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afraid you do pay full entry when parts are closed. but the parts closed will only most likely be the small cabin cafes and any animal enclosure that needs refurbishing, I think you will find most of the animal enclosures... More
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Response from edwardbear80 | Reviewed this property |
you have to spend a full day and take it slowly as there's so much to see. the opening starts at 10 am I can't remember the closing time as it varies throughout the year. do visit the islands you won't regret it. lots of... More
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