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Chester Zoo

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Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
+44 1244 380280
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Another great day at Chester Zoo

All I can say is Thankyou to Chester Zoo, my niece and great niece come up North twice a year to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
susana045
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liverpool england
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wonderful

brilliant day for animal lovers, and lots of talks and information available, definitely need a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
helen m
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We're the UK's number one charity zoo, with over 21,000 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 yesterday via mobile

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 because every...More

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Reviewed yesterday

brilliant day for animal lovers, and lots of talks and information available, definitely need a full day to take it all in

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The zoo was big enough to explore for 6hrs (from opening to closing time) and I can assure you that you will not regret visiting this place. I had a great time with my partner. They had all sorts of animals and the staff there...More

Thank Rossell M
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Reviewed yesterday

I have to admit that we had seen the TV programme. So, as we were staying locally, a visit to the zoo was a must. Even though we did bring our grandchildren, we still had a brilliant day wandering around the place. The trip on...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the zoo on Sunday 22nd April 2018 and had an enjoyable day out. We got there at opening time and filled in the whole day quite easily looking at all, well at least most of the animals, with the highlights for the grandchildren being...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Superb organisation. Get there early, and visit "islands" first by walking, not by boat. Would recommend taking "packed lunch". Close 4.30 pm

Thank ian g
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Reviewed yesterday

First trip to the Zoo in long long time and was very impressed in what it had to offer. We spent around 5 hours there and still didn't get all the way around to properly stop to see everything. Lots to see and do and...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Chester zoo. I am knackered. Honestly the zoo is massive, it’s spacious which shows they care about their animals, but there’s so much to see and so much space to walk around that you do get tired quickly. Apart from the weather we had a...More

Thank Sam N
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We love Chester Zoo. We had a really good day, despite the chilly weather we saw most of the animals. Although walking at a three year old’s pace we couldn’t get round the entire zoo. Our favourites were the bats, tortoises and the butterflies. All...More

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wifeyduck
20 March 2018|
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Response from Michelle M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Wifeyduck.. to visit every resident wd have in the zoo will take 6+ hours as there are numerous wonderful and exotic breeds here all in different zones and houses. you would be best to view a map (which you can see online... More
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sylvia s
11 March 2018|
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Response from Robyn D | Reviewed this property |
We drove to the zoo so unsure about trains and buses. All areas, except the part closed for refurbishment, we’re open when we went.
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anpatterson
6 March 2018|
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Response from edwardbear80 | Reviewed this property |
I think there is a vegan choice but your better off taking your own as it can be very expensive to buy on site.
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