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Chester Zoo

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Upton by Chester
Chester
Cheshire
CH2 1EU

Tel: 01244 380280

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About

Visit Chester Zoo - a world of wildlife awaits you!

Discover over 11,000 wonderful animals and 400 different species including some of the most endangered in the world!
From the magnificent elephants and rhinos to the delicate butterflies, there is a different animal to see around every corner of this amazing 110 acres of award-winning gardens.

2014 highlights
July – October 2014 Celebrating 80 years - It’s 80 years since Chester Zoo became a registered charity. We’re planning a summer of celebrations to mark the occasion and you’re all invited.

Christmas 2014 Lantern Magic A relaxed and unforgettable night time journey through the zoo with festive characters and giant animal lanterns to light your way www.chesterzoo.org/christmas

Enjoy daily animal talks, children’s play areas, themed gardens and a choice of restaurants and kiosks – there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes. Kids and grown-ups will love the Zoofari monorail; it gives you a giraffe’s eye view of the zoo. Or, take things a little easier and relax on the Waterbus.

Chester Zoo is open daily from 10 am and there’s free car parking. SAT NAV CH2 1EU.
There is a direct bus link from Chester Railway Station to Chester Zoo running a frequent service all week long. Find out more at www.chesterzoo.org/travel.

Registered Charity No. 306077

Video

  • A Fantastic Family Day Out

Facilities

Provider Features

  • Indoor Attraction
  • Marketing Cheshire Member
  • Outdoor Attraction

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - We have a “loop system” installed at some of our main customer contact areas, including our gates. Simply look out for the blue and white logo
  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Guide dogs and sensing/hearing dogs are very welcome at the Zoo. However, we do ask that they avoid our Monkey, Chimpanzee and Elephant enclosures.
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - On arrival you will find 35 designated parking spaces for orange or blue badge holders.
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free - Free entry for registered Blue or Green Badge Guides (on production of a valid badge) whether escorting a group or visiting independently
  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Group rates available for groups of 15 or more.
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates - Discounts to groups of 15 people or more.
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Civil Weddings
  • Conference facilities - Meeting rooms available
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Check website

Route Guides

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The motorway and road network means that Chester Zoo is easy to reach from all over the UK, and you can visit in under two hours from as far as Birmingham or Leeds.

From the M56, Junction 14, or M53 Junction 12, follow the brown signs to Chester Zoo. The postcode for sat nav is CH2 1EU.

The zoo is also clearly signed on the A41 Chester road.

The zoo is on the national cycle network and there are cycle racks at both the main and pedestrian entrance.

Public Transport Directions

There is a direct bus link from Chester Railway Station to Chester Zoo running a frequent service all week long. Find out more at www.chesterzoo.org/travel.

From Chester Main Line Station:
Using train services, Northern (from Altrincham, Manchester and Cheshire), Arriva (from Wales and Manchester), Merseyrail (from Liverpool and Merseyside) and Virgin Trains (from Crewe and London). Take taxi (app. 2 miles), or bus to Chester Town Hall bus exchange. Stagecoach service 1, every 20 minutes Monday - Saturday during the daytime. On a Sunday the service runs hourly and on Bank Holidays every 30 minutes.

From Merseyrail Bache Station: Take the No. 1 bus operated by First. The service runs every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday, and every 60 minutes on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Leave Bache station using the ramp which will lead you to Mill Lane, the bus stop is near the Post Office. Special combined Zoo/Bus/Train tickets sold from all staffed Merseyrail Stations.

Liverpool via Birkenhead, Ellesmere Port and Cheshire Oaks
Stagecoach service1, every 20 minutes Monday - Saturday during the daytime. On a Sunday the service runs hourly and on Bank Holidays every 30 minutes.

Ellesmere Port and Chester
The DB2 service operates about four times a day (Monday - Saturday) to the Pedestrian Entrance of the zoo.

The zoo is on the national cycle network and there are cycle racks at both the main and pedestrian entrance.

Visit www.chesterzoo.org/travel for more information


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Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousBest of Chester Member Best of Chester Member 2009
  • Regional and MiscellaneousVCC Sustainable Tourism Award VCC Sustainable Tourism Award 2010
  • Regional and MiscellaneousMC Large Visitor Attraction of the Year MC Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2011
  • Regional and MiscellaneousMC Best Event of the Year MC Best Event of the Year 2011
  • Regional and MiscellaneousAnnual Award Winner 2012 Annual Award Winner 2012 2012

Opening Times

Open All Year
2014 - Check website for opening times (27/12/2013 - 24/12/2014)
DayTimes
Monday10:0016:00
Tuesday10:0016:00
Wednesday10:0016:00
Thursday10:0016:00
Friday10:0016:00
Saturday10:0016:00
Sunday10:0016:00

* Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adultfrom £18.00 to £22.00 per ticket
Childfrom £13.00 to £18.00 per ticket
Family (2+2)from £64.00 to £74.00 per ticket
Student / Senior Citizenfrom £15.00 to £20.00 per ticket

These admission prices are for the peak season, please see chesterzoo.org for off-peak and winter admission prices. Discounted rates available for group and school visits. Separate charges for events may apply. Buy online for fast track admission!

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