Chester Zoo

Animals & Wildlife / Zoos

  • Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1LH
  • 01244 380 280

A renowned conservation-focused zoo, featuring diverse wildlife exhibits and initiatives for species preservation.

Indoor & Outdoor Attraction

Family Friendly Attraction

Accessible Attraction

Dogs Not allowed

Opening Times

Daily: 10am to 4pm - 6pm (depending upon time of year).

Please check Chester Zoo's website before travelling.


Day tickets, (standard pricing, guide only, prices vary seasonally):

Online Tickets:

Adult : £33

Child (3+) : £23.63

2 and under: £2.27

Under 12 months: Free


Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo

More Information


  • 35,000 animals and 128 acres of zoological gardens to explore
  • Award winning botanical gardens
  • 6 restaurants
  • Shop
  • Amazing zoo experiences (get up close and personal and meet the experts)
  • Play trails
  • Animals talks (get to know more about our zoo and animals)
  • Adopt an animal

A bit more..

Nestled in the heart of nature's embrace, Chester Zoo is a sanctuary for both animal enthusiasts and conservation advocates alike. As you step through the gates, a world of wonders unfolds, promising a day filled with awe and discovery.

The zoo's commitment to conservation is evident in every corner. From the endangered species thriving in meticulously recreated habitats to the educational exhibits, each visit becomes a journey of awareness. The enchanting gardens, adorned with vibrant flora, provide a picturesque backdrop for the diverse array of inhabitants.

Embark on a sensory adventure as you wander through the various themed zones. The tropical realm immerses you in the humid embrace of the rainforest, where colorful birds flutter and elusive creatures lurk in the lush greenery. Move on to the African savannah, where majestic giants peacefully graze against the backdrop of a sweeping horizon.

Chester Zoo's commitment to animal welfare is palpable. The enclosures are designed with both the inhabitants and visitors in mind, offering intimate views without compromising the well-being of the residents. The zoo's dedication to conservation extends beyond its borders, with initiatives aimed at preserving endangered species and their habitats.

For an interactive experience, engage with the knowledgeable staff during feeding times or catch one of the captivating animal talks. The behind-the-scenes tours provide a deeper understanding of the zoo's mission and the tireless efforts invested in ensuring the well-being of its inhabitants.

As the day unfolds, take a break at one of the charming cafés or picnicking spots scattered throughout the grounds. Reflect on the marvels witnessed and recharge amidst the serene surroundings.

Chester Zoo is not merely a destination; it's a testament to the delicate balance between mankind and the animal kingdom. Every visit leaves a lasting impression, inspiring a collective responsibility to safeguard our planet's biodiversity. So, whether you're a wildlife enthusiast, a family seeking adventure, or someone passionate about conservation, Chester Zoo invites you to join in the magic of preserving and celebrating life in all its forms.


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