Chester Zoo

We love animals and nature. A good appreciation of nature always helps if you like the outdoors 😉

We’ve also visited a fair few zoos.

I’m glad that zoos these days focus on conservation and aren’t just about showing off animals.

Fortunately Chester Zoo is one of those zoos where conservation is at the heart of what it does.

The zoo is quite large. So large that it even has a monorail to help you get from one side to the other (if you have not visited Chester Zoo in a while, the monorail is no longer free).

[custom_frame_right shadow=”on”]Baby Elephant at Chester Zoo
One of the things you’ll notice as soon as you enter the zoo is the huge elephant enclosure.

If you are lucky you might see a baby elephant.

You can also go around to see where the elephants sleep at night, and if you visit when the keepers are getting the elephants’ food ready, you’ll see the huge pile of grub an elephant gets through in one meal.

[custom_frame_right shadow=”on”]Cheetahs at Chester Zoo
Throughout the zoo you’ll come across a wide range of animals, from big cats, to fish, and even giant reptiles.

..and of course, there’s a petting zoo to with animals that are a little more tame.

However, another big part of the zoo are its primates.

A visit to the chimp house to watch their antics is a must. It is eerie how human like they can be.

Chimps at Chester Zoo

[custom_frame_right shadow=”on”]Orangutans at Chester Zoo
But if you are impressed with the chimps and other primates, you have to visit the king of the primates: the giant orang-utans.


Planning on visiting Chester Zoo? Here are their details:

20,000 animals, in 125 acres of award-winning zoological gardens

Chester Zoo Opening Times and Prices

Open every day from 10am wiht free parking.
You can save money on tickets if oyu book online.

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Reviews

Katie Lonsdale


26 Mar 2016

My family consists of two adults and two children age 10 and 8. Last April we went camping in Cheshire and one of our family days out was Chester Zoo. I have to say we are not a great fan of Zoos but this one was great. It was very large and a whole day out infact we walked so far that our feet just ached by the end of the day. We took a picnic as the food inside the zoo is quite expensive and had a good wander around. There are the usual big animals you love to see but we loved the bird house where the birds were flying around over your head. We would definitely go again if we were in the area as although it was a fairly expensive day out it was worth the money

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Here's how you can get in contact with Chester Zoo.

Chester Zoo Website

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01244 380280

Where to find Chester Zoo

Sat Nav Postcode: CH2 1EU

Latitude: 53.2215919, Longitude: -2.8848815

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The main entrance is just off the A41 Moston Road and the car park is free.

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