Due to the adverse weather conditions the zoo will be closed today (Thursday 23 February). More information

Nature Reserve

See what incredible wildlife can be found right on our doorstep and explore the habitat of our UK wildlife as part of your journey to Chester Zoo.

We love ALL wildlife and want to do all we can to help it – that’s why we’ve created a nature reserve right here at the zoo to help our local wildlife. You’ll find this wildlife haven at the back of the carpark - just follow the signposts – which has accessible pathways, a dipping pond and grass amphitheatre as well as lots of wonderful wildlife.

Lose yourself in this tranquil outdoor space and explore how we’re working to protect our precious wildlife. See how many different species you can spot here.

Just so you know, the Nature Reserve is free to visit and is open to the public during the same hours as the zoo’s opening times. The aim of this habitat it to attract wildlife, so we’re afraid that dogs aren’t allowed in the reserve except for guide dogs. 

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