Chester Zoo

With over 12,000 animals and 400 different species, Chester Zoo is the UK’s number one zoo and one of the top 15 zoos in the world.

Close to the historic city of Chester, this 110-acre zoo is one of the main attractions in the region and attracts 1.4 million visitors every year.

Chester Zoo animals include elephants, rhino, crocodiles, meerkats, bears and many more other species. With its highest standards of care and conservation of its animals and plants, Chester makes a real contribution to saving them from extinction as half of the species are threatened.

Chester Zoo isn't just about animals - it also has award-winning gardens with plants from around the world used in the grounds and in the animal houses.

To give the children the chance to play and have fun you can find several play areas spread around the Zoo as well as “workshop” where children can have their face painted. The adults can join in the fun and enjoy mini golf.

So what are you waiting for? Take your family to a memorable day at Chester Zoo!

Chester Zoo


If you are looking for family hotels near Chester zoo, why not stay at the Gateway to Wales Hotel?

Located only 15-20 minutes away and offering its own on site restaurant and spa pool, the Gateway to Wales Hotel is the perfect place for a chester zoo break!

Plus! Gateway to Wales Hotel has great Chester Zoo discount and offers. Discounted tickets for Chester Zoo are available and, as part of the Family Break package, stay 3 nights on one of our DBB Packages and receive FREE TICKETS TO CHESTER ZOO! T&C's Apply .

Chester zoo is open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day and car parking is free.

For Chester zoo tickets, admission charges & opening times, visit the Chester Zoo website.