Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo

Discover our beautiful animals and habitats.

There’s so much to see and do – we don’t know where to start! There’s over 15,000 of the world’s most exotic and endangered animals to discover in 125 acres of award-winning gardens. Start exploring today to find out more about our wonderful wildlife and immersive habitats.

Chester Zoo is home to over 21,000 endangered and exotic animals based in beautiful, award-winning gardens. With 500 different animal species in our 125 acres, you’re sure to have an adventure discovering and learning about our amazing animals and gardens.

Conservation and education are at the heart of everything we do at Chester Zoo. We are committed to providing the highest standards of care for our animals, as well as protecting native and international wildlife. Our team of expert and knowledgeable staff work hard to care for our animals and support conservation, but are also passionate about connecting our visitors to the natural world. We have a variety of tours and hands-on experiences, as well as daily animal talks to guarantee your day is full of animal adventure.

Stop for a snack at one of our many restaurants, cafes and kiosks located throughout the zoo or let the kids run wild in one of our adventure play areas. We’re a huge zoo, but we’ve got plenty of options for getting around including our Zoofari Monorail and our Lazy River Boat Trip. Don’t forget to stop in at the gift shop on your way out for a souvenir of your trip.

For information about opening times and prices, please visit our website (prices and opening times vary throughout the year).

Mon 16 April – Fri 4 May 10am 5pm
Sat 5 May – Mon 7 May 10am 6pm
Tue 8 May – Fri 25 May 10am 5pm
Sat 26 May – Sun 3 June 10am 6pm
Mon 4 June – Fri 20 July 10am 5pm
Sat 21 July – Sun 2 Sept 10am 6pm
Mon 3 Sept – Sun 30 Sept 10am 5pm
Mon 1 Oct – Sun 28 Oct 10am 4.30pm
Mon 24 Dec 10am 3pm
Christmas Day and Boxing Day Closed Closed
Thurs 27 Dec – Mon 31 Dec 10am 4pm