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Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1EU
01244 380280
Average time spent - 5 hours
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Things to do at Chester Zoo review

Chester Zoo is one of the UK’s biggest zoos located near Chester in Cheshire. The site is vast and there is so much to see and do there. It’s certainly a full day out. There’s a great variety of animals including tigers, elephants, giraffes and lions. Plus an aquarium with a tropical area.

As well as the animals Chester zoo has many different play areas around the zoo. Make sure you pick up a map so that you don’t miss anything. They also have an app to help you make the most out of your day there. This also helps if you want to attend any of their visitor talks.

If you want to slow things down and rest your legs the zoo has a water boat ride around the islands one of the zoos newest attractions. Many visitors talk about the walkthrough bat cave where bats fly above your heads. The zoo is also home to many different kinds of monkeys.

Madagascar is the newest play area at Chester zoo. There is a treetop adventure play area, a sandy beach, water play (you may want to take a change of clothes) and more.

Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.

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FAQ and Further Information Chester Zoo

Is there food and drink available?

There is a great number of food and drink kiosks at Chester Zoo. Plus a choice of restaurants and cafes.

What are the main things to do?

Large zoo with a great range of animals, monorail, water boat ride, a great choice of play areas. There are toilets and plenty of places to purchase food and drinks.

What are the ticket prices?

*Expensive
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Expensive. The cost of tickets do vary according to the season. You can expect to pay around £24 per adult in the summer and around £20 per child.

Is there parking?

Car parking is free.

When are they open?

Chester Zoo is open for most of the year. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Registered assistance dogs are welcome but please contact them in advance as there are certain routes that aren’t available for animal wellbeing reasons. We ask that other dogs aren’t brought to the zoo.

Are they accessible?

Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
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