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Chester Zoo, Chester

Chester Zoo is one of the best places for viewing wildlife in the UK. The 45 hectare (111 acre) site houses more than 11,000 animals. See the greater one-horned rhinoceros on the Asian Plains, elephants in the Asian Forest, and jaguars in one of the world's largest jaguar enclosures. Walk through Butterfly Journey to completely surround yourself with the colorful winged creatures, and enter the Fruit Bat Forest to observe these giant bats. You can sit in on various animal talks throughout the day, and make sure you also spend time in the diverse, award-winning gardens. Choose from six different restaurants and kiosks. If you're traveling with small children, consider renting a buggy to ferry them around the zoo. Use our Chester trip site to add Chester Zoo and other attractions to your Chester vacation plans.
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  • I have grown up lucky enough to have experienced a number of zoos up and down the country. Some better than others but Chester is by far the best. The diverse range of animals is far superior than som...  more »
  • Came here with my mum was a great place to wander round all day. Went on the mono-rail around the zoo so you could see the zoo from above. Loads to see and do highly recommend  more »
  • The variety of animals was staggering and many were new to me ,It is extensive but given a whole day ,easily accomplished ,with the monorail a useful help to our elderly legs ! Highly recommended  more »
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  • Awesome day out.... allow 5-6 hours to see everything. Don't be upset you don't see some cos they are hiding (it's not like they can be sat next to the viewing bit for you - they are wild animals) but allow time to hang around a little longer at the ones you really would like to see in case they pop their heads out! Yes some of it is pricey but bear in mind the running costs they have and the awesome work they do with breeding programs to save species that are endangered in the wild! Keep up the good work Chester Zoo!!!!
  • Such a brilliant day out. I've been coming here since I was a very small child. It's been quite a few years since I was last there. And the changes and improvements that they have made are quite remarkable. Most importantly the place feels like its main mission is conservation of the animals in their care. It's a wonderful place for all.
  • Wonderful day out rain or shine and we had both today. Constantly improving. So much to see, can't do it justice in a days visit. Booking ticket on line saves money and you can even do it on the day of your visit, up till 9.30am which was fine for us traveling from stoke on tent. We enjoyed it so much we joined at the end of our visit £155 for 12 months and we got today's entry fee knocked off that so £116 for a year of visits is brilliant value for money. I'm sure we'll easily get good value out of that. Planning our next visit already
  • Had an amazing time! Lots of exhibits and animals to see. Toilets are easily accessible and in various places, same as snacks. The hot dogs were really yummy too! We took a boat ride in order to rest and have a chance at seeing the tiger, but ended up at being a quiet, peaceful ride. We saw a few monkeys and ducks. A lot of children though so be ready for loads of sounds and screeches. Especially around the dining areas. Plenty of map marked places to smoke as well.
  • Amazing day out. Plenty of animals to see & learn about. Fully committed to the protection of animals. Plenty of picnic areas with play areas near by for the kids to burn off energy. Many places to eat in & many snack huts. Number of toilets on site which are kept clean considering the amount of visitors at the zoo. Lots of staff around who are very helpful. There are plenty of parking spaces & also charging points for electric cars.
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