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Chester Zoo in Upton-by-Chester is home to 12,000 animals in 125 acres of award-winning zoological gardens.

With daily animal talks, plenty of places to picnic, a huge gift and souvenir shop, and of course an amazing array of animals to see, you'll be spoilt for choice.

But things you definitely can't miss are the elephants playing under the waterfall in their enclosure, the amazing giraffe house, tropical houses and aviaries plus a boat ride around The Islands.

There are daily animal talks and lots of family-friendly events throughout the year including Halloween and Christmas events.

The zoo also has a huge play area with climbing frames, slides and nets plus includes a big sandy play area.

If you're struggling to get around the zoo on foot, then you can also take advantage of the zoofari monorail which runs the around the centre of the zoo and it also the perfect way to take in all the gardens, habitats and enclosures.

There are also plenty of places to sit and take a break, buy refreshments and food with three main restaurants with family meal deals available.


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Prices vary depending on the time of year. Tickets start from £16.36 for adults and £13.18 for children, when booked online.

Opening Hours

Daily from 10am except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Moston Road,
Chester, CH2 1EU

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The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

Enjoy a magical and festive evening with the family at The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

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Destination: Moston Road,
Chester, CH2 1EU

01244 380280


Parking WiFi Cafe Restaurant Kiosk Gift shop Toilets Wheelchair friendly Disabled toilets Baby change Playground Autism-friendly


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