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Chester Zoo, Chester

Chester Zoo is one of the best places for viewing wildlife in the UK. The 45 hectare (111 acre) site houses more than 11,000 animals. See the greater one-horned rhinoceros on the Asian Plains, elephants in the Asian Forest, and jaguars in one of the world's largest jaguar enclosures. Walk through Butterfly Journey to completely surround yourself with the colorful winged creatures, and enter the Fruit Bat Forest to observe these giant bats. You can sit in on various animal talks throughout the day, and make sure you also spend time in the diverse, award-winning gardens. Choose from six different restaurants and kiosks. If you're traveling with small children, consider renting a buggy to ferry them around the zoo. Use our Chester trip site to add Chester Zoo and other attractions to your Chester vacation plans.
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  • Great zoo, plenty to do and definitely a full day out. I would recommend a zoo pass as we always just pop there for a few hours for something to do and let the children run around! It can definitely.....  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit. As well as the animals the bat cave was really good as well as the butterfly house. Play areas for children. Plenty to see. Were there four hours.  more »
  • The Christmas Lanterns at Chester Zoo were excellent (2019). Lovely interactions with the animal performers and beautiful light displays. If you can get tickets, it's well worth a visit.
  • Love this zoo! Not many of the animals were out today but that's because of the weather! There are a lot to see and the zoo keepers are really friendly and chatty! It was great talking to them and learning more about the animals they have there. They give you a map at the gates which is fantastic and there are maps dotted around the park so you can't get lost! Definitely be going back again ☺️
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