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Chester Zoo

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Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England
+44 1244 380280
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Good but not perfect

Chester Zoo is by far one of the best zoos in England. There is some things that may need... read more

Reviewed today
hreview533
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
Animals look happy

Unfortunately some areas of the zoo were unavailable to view because of work going on but even so... read more

Reviewed today
Barbar R
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South Cave, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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

Chester Zoo is by far one of the best zoos in England. There is some things that may need improving! The zoo was very hard to get around as animals were all over the place meaning you’d spend most of your time trying to find...More

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Reviewed today

Unfortunately some areas of the zoo were unavailable to view because of work going on but even so we enjoyed it. The tv show about this zoo makes you feel as if you know some of the animals quite well, especially the elephants. The monorail...More

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Reviewed today

What a great zoo. My mother and I really enjoyed our day at the zoo. The animals are obviously well looked after, their enclosures are great and make it quite easy to see them (if they want to be seen!) . The whole environment is...More

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Reviewed yesterday

everything you would want from a visit to a zoo a really fun day out and the food is really good as well can't go wrong on a visit to chester zoo

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although this is a huge zoo we found it difficult to navigate our way round & although map provided hardly any signage & still wondering where all the animals where?? Hardly saw any so that was most disappointing. We’re staying in Chester so as this...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Chester Zoo really is a great day out, with lots of activities and attractions to suit everyone. The information available was very informative regarding conservation work for endangered species. The Butterfly Garden was a particular highlight as was the "Batcave". Trying to navigate around the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a fabulous day trip out this is , we have been many times when the children were young , but not been for many years , what a pleasant surprise it has really developed into a more wonderful sanctuary for all the amazing animals...More

1  Thank linda468
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having always wanted to visit Chester zoo since I was a little girl, and having watched the secret life over the past few years, what better way than to surprise my partner for his birthday by doing something I wanted to do! We were staying...More

1  Thank sopie40
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a fantastic attraction. The animals look well cared for, there are numerous picnic tables, with shade if needed from rain or sun, the toilets and the baby changing facilities are numerous and so clean. The staff everywhere were so helpful - we stopped for...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had never been but had heard very goid reports. I have to say that our day at Chester Zoo fully outstripped expectations. The amount of gardens and flora and fauna really make this venue a truely delightful experience. Although you can do it in a...More

Thank Tony H
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lovethesun0311
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Response from Kerri O | Reviewed this property |
They are red like an open car, you can get a single and a double. I don’t think they were suitable for tiny babies but ideal for toddlers. I think they were £8?
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13 June 2018|
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Response from kymnsteve | Reviewed this property |
this would be a brilliant idea! but no there are none as you are walking round..
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Phil S
10 June 2018|
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Response from WolfordWanderer | Reviewed this property |
We were there for four hours and were having to rush in the end so would suggest longer.
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