Chester Zoo Tickets & Hotel Deals in 2019

This the most comprehensive guide to Chester Zoo deals (and ticket only options) on the web.

In a rush? Here’s quick links to compare deals:

DIY  (Book hotel & ticket separately)

Step 1 – Show hotel deals near to Chester Zoo
Step 2 – Book cheapest park tickets direct

If you have time, do read the whole guide for offers and top tips.

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Best Hotels Near Chester Zoo

MILL Hotel & Spa

The Mill Hotel and Spa is located alongside the Shropshire Union Canal, 5 minutes’ walk from Chester Station. It offers 5 eateries and a leisure centre with a swimming pool. A family of 4 can share a club room with 2 single beds and 1 double bed. This is a popular hotel with families. Chester Zoo is within a 10-minute drive of the hotel. 

Located on the edge of historic Chester, the hotel is just off the A55, just a 15-minute drive from Chester Zoo.  Spacious rooms have WiFi access and air conditioning. All rooms have a private bathroom, a flat-screen HD TV with on-demand movies and tea and coffee-making facilities. There is a swimming pool and cardio equipment. The Junction Restaurant features a terrace and serves modern British dishes. Breakfast comprises of a full hot and cold buffet.

Cromwell – Gorgeous City Centre Town House

Larger family? This town house sleeps 6 with 3 bedrooms, 3 double beds and 1 bathroom. It is conveniently only 3.1 miles from Chester Zoo. House includes a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave and a washing machine.

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Stone Villa Chester

Just 1.9 miles from Chester Zoo, this hotel has exceptional reviews. It offers free parkingrooms with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and an extensive breakfast menu included in price. Only a 5-minute walk from Chester Station. Chester Cathedral and Chester’s Roman Amphitheatre are both less than one mile away. 

Holiday Inn Express, Chester Racecourse

Within the grounds of Chester Racecourse, this Holiday Inn Express is 2.8 miles (10 minute drive) from Chester Zoo. The spacious rooms feature colourful art and tea/coffee facilities. Family rooms have a satellite TV and a private modern bathroom with a power shower. Guests can enjoy a varied breakfast buffet included in price.

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DIY Chester Zoo Tickets & Hotel Package

Want to save £s and book your hotel and tickets separately?

Step 1. Find a hotel to suit your budget and criteria.

Like saving money? We search up to 200 hotel sites to help you save up to 30% – show Hotels Near Chester Zoo

Then once you’ve found a hotel, don’t book it just yet, first check and see if Chester Zoo has tickets available on the day you want to visit.

Step 2. Book Chester Zoo tickets direct


Once you’ve got your tickets go back and book your hotel.

About Chester Zoo

Undoubtedly the UK’s number one wildlife attraction and also one of the world’s top zoos, famous Chester Zoo doesn’t have any on-site accommodation. So either book your tickets online – note that prices change according to the season and day of the week; it’s sometimes half the price if you go midweek – and look for a close hotel. 

Chester Zoo Opening Times

Saturday 16 Feb – Friday 29 March 10am 4:30pm
Saturday 30 March – Sunday 28 April 10am 5:30pm
Monday 29 April – Friday 3 May 10am 5pm
Saturday 4 May – Monday 6 May 10am 6pm
Tuesday 7 May – Friday 24 May 10am 5pm
Saturday 25 May – Sunday 2 June 10am 6pm
Monday 3 June – Friday 19 July 10am 5pm
Saturday 20 July – Sunday 1 September 10am 6pm
Monday 2 September – Sunday 29 September 10am 5pm
Monday 30 September – Sunday 3 November 10am 4:30pm
Monday 4 November – Sunday 29 December 10am 4pm
Tuesday 24 December 10am 3pm


Chester Zoo Post Code

Upton, Chester CH2 1EW

Once you get onto the A41, from whichever direction, simply stay on that road until you reach a roundabout with a large wooden ark on it. From there follow the signs into the zoo. Sat Navs get confused so please ignore them once you get onto the A41! Do not turn down Flag Lane North as it is a dead end.

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Chester Zoo Attractions

Explore 500 species of animals and 125 acres of habitats

Chester Zoo Ticket Prices

Prices vary depending on day and date of entry. For full details click here>>

Good to know…

If you are travelling with children under 2 years of age they are eligible for FREE entry.

Chester Zoo Reviews

“Best zoo I’ve ever visited. I took my daughters here as a big treat and it was worth the long journey. Their aim is to keep the different species going and their conservation into animals is fantastic. Very well cared for with huge areas for all the animals. The food was expensive but we took a packed lunch. £8 for unlimited soft drink in a special cup. Again we didnt do this. Will be back.”

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“We had a lovely day at this superb zoo. It is very easy to find by car and there is plenty of (free) parking. There is a wide variety of animals, all seem to have very spacious enclosures. There are lots of interesting facts about the creatures, their habitats, how humans impact on them and what is being/can be done to help preserve these animals in the wild. The monorail is handy and is either tediously slow (according to my 10 year old – who I think expected a roller coaster type of ride), or the perfect way to admire the animals from the excellent advantage point it offers. The zoo is quite large and requires a lot of walking. We had a 2 year old in a buggy but there were no demanding hills to tackle and the paths are generally wide and smooth. You will find lots of catering points which we felt were a little pricey so take a picnic if you’re on a budget. There are indoor and outdoor picnic areas. There are ample, clean toilet facilities and the staff were friendly and helpful.” 

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“My family and I had an amazing day-out here! it is reportedly one of the best zoo’s in Europe, and it certainly lives up to that. The animals are very well looked after, and you can tell that millions of pounds have been spent on creating a world-class zoological facility. It’s so big, and their’s so much to see and do that you definitely need two days with an overnight stay in Chester to take it all in.”



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