Chester Zoo All-Day Tickets

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The most visited zoo in the country, family days out in the UK don't get much better than a visit to Chester Zoo.

  • Meet some of the most incredible wildlife in the animal kingdom, including elephants, bears, orangutan, lions, giraffes, tigers, cheetahs, chimpanzees, Komodo dragons and more!
  • Discover even more awesome animals at the Aquarium, the Tropical Realm, Parrot Breeding Centre Monsoon Forest and the Madagascar lemur walkthrough
  • Set sail on a Lazy River Boat Ride and spot South East Asian wildlife in an exciting cruise through the islands
  • Walk through the award-winning botanical gardens with a beautiful display of plants from around the world
  • Immerse yourself in the brand new incredible audio and visual exhibition, Native: The Incredible World of British Wildlife
  • Treat yourself to tasty food in one of the many food and drink outposts and restaurants around the zoo, or enjoy an outdoor picnic! 

With so many things to do at Chester Zoo, it's easy to spend a full family day out exploring one of the best wildlife parks in the UK. 

Book tickets to the UK's leading zoo in Chester today for the best Chester Zoo admission prices online. Booking only takes a few clicks and tickets are delivered instantly via email and SMS.

Chester Zoo tickets

  • Adult tickets - 16 and older
  • Child tickets - 3-15 years old
  • Concession tickets - toddlers 1-2 years old

Welcome to Chester Zoo, the most popular zoo in the UK

With more than 21,000 animals to discover and 128 acres of stunning zoological gardens to explore, Chester Zoo is the UK’s most popular zoo and makes for perfect days out in Chester for visitors of all ages.

Highlights include Monsoon Forest, where guests immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of South East Asian jungles, the expansive Asiatic Lion habitat, and the amazing walkthrough exhibits, Lemurs in Madagascar and the Latin American Wetland Avery.

Brand new for 2024, Chester Zoo has launched the extraordinary audio and visual exhibition Native: The Incredible World of British Wildlife.

Chester Zoo is fully accessible and also offers children’s play areas, facepainting, gift shops and the Lazy River Boat Trip. There are plenty of food options as well as picnic areas for visitors who bring their own packed lunch.

Moston Road,
Cheshire CH2 1EU
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How to find us

By car: 

Chester Zoo is well connected to the motorway and road network.

The main entrance is just off the A41 / Moston Road. The zoo is well signposted when you approach Chester, just look out for the brown tourist signs. Once you get onto the A41, stay on that road until you reach a roundabout with signs for Chester Zoo.

Please note: Do not turn down Flag Lane North as it’s a dead end.

Chester Zoo is:

  • 35 minutes from Liverpool
  • 50 minutes from Manchester
  • 50 minutes from Crewe
  • 1 hour and 40 minutes from Birmingham
  • 2 hours from Nottingham

4th June 2024 - 22nd July 2024

June to July opening times
Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

23rd July 2024 - 8th September 2024

July to September opening times
Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

9th September 2024 - 28th October 2024

September to October opening times
Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

29th October 2024 - 23rd December 2024

October to December opening times
Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Toilets
  • Restaurant
  • Café
  • Food & drink outposts
  • Free and Paid parking
  • Picnic areas
  • Gift shop

Chester Zoo is fully accessible to wheelchair users. There are free disabled parking spaces at the main entrance. 

Dogs are not permitted to Chester Zoo, with the exception of assistance dogs registered with an accredited training provider.

Please note the assistance dogs in training are not allowed into the zoo. 

Visitors with disabilities may admit one accompanying carer free of charge when you pay for a full price adult or child ticket. Please make sure you bring one of the supporting documents: 

  • Disability Allowance Letter
  • PIP letter
  • Access Pass
  • Any other appropriate supporting documentation as issued by your local council

Yes, you're very welcome to bring your own picnic to Chester Zoo. There are indoor and outdoor picnic areas. 

No, there are no lockers on site, and visitor belongings, such as large bags or suitcases can not be stored anywhere. Please refrain from bringing extra baggage into the zoo.

The largest zoo in the UK, Chester Zoo is a huge site and you can easily spend the full day exploring everything the zoo has to offer. You should allow a minimum of 3-4 hours to get the most out of your visit to Chester Zoo. 

Chester Zoo is a family-friendly day out that's suitable for all ages. 

Chester Zoo is the fifth biggest in the UK by size, but is first in popularity, welcoming 1.8 million visitors in 2022. 

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