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DIY Chester Zoo Tickets & Hotel Package
Want to save £s and book your hotel and tickets separately?
Step 1. Book Chester Zoo tickets direct
Step 2. Find a hotel to suit your budget and criteria.
Get our insider’s guide to the best hotels near Chester Zoo.
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.
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.”
“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.”
“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.”