Last year families began a Christmas tradition by visiting Lantern Magic and this year we'll be making the unique event even more magical. Book early as tickets are limited.
Fancy feeding the penguins? Or even getting up close to the giraffes? Dates for 2014 are now available to book online.
We've a whopping 11,000 animals at the zoo from 400 different species, so there's always plenty to see! Buy your tickets online and you'll zip past the queue with Fast Track entry.
We're home to some of the most exotic and endangered animals in the world. Visiting the zoo is just one way you can help support us. Buy your tickets online today and beat the queues with Fast Track entry.
Get Fast Track entry when you book your tickets online today.
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This Christmas will be even more magical, even more sparkly and even more fun.
Our expert presenters are on hand to give free daily animal talks around the zoo.
Get up to 30% off your admission if there are 15 or more of you.
Make great savings if you are coming by public transport with our Combination Ticket.
Take a look at our new blog for Islands, the largest zoo development in the UK.
View, download & share your daily photos taken at the main entrance.
Mon 09 Dec
We're open today until 4pm. Last entry 1 hour before closing.
There's always a new story to tell, from zoo births and new arrivals to different experiences to encounter.
A tiny hand-reared Kirk’s dik-dik antelope has stepped in to help her much smaller sibling...
Act for Wildlife is an important wildlife conservation campaign, led by Chester Zoo.
04 December 2013
With less than 100 in the wild we need you to act now and help us save Scottish Wildcats...