NEW: Guided Tours

With 125 acres and 15,000 wonderful animals to see our NEW guided tours are the perfect way to make the most of your visit.

There are eight to choose from so you're sure you’ll find one that helps answer all of the burning questions that you have about our animals and how we look after them.

Guided Tour: Dawn Segway Tour

Segway tours - Chester Zoo

£89 per person, 1.5 hours
A relaxing tour around the zoo, travelling in style!  It’s your chance to explore and get a glimpse of the early morning routines of some of the animals and keepers, before we open the zoo. A unique view of life at the zoo.

The tour begins at 8am with a 30min safety briefing and segway driving lesson before the tour begins. The tour ends at the main entrance where you'll then be allowed access to the zoo.

The tour runs 8am-9.30am on selected days. Please check availability on the link below.

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Guided Tour: Early Morning At The Zoo

Early morning tour

£49 per person, 1.5 hours (includes zoo admission)
A chance to visit the zoo before we officially open for the day. You’ll get to see some of the morning routines of the keepers and the animals and will enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the zoo before anyone else. One of our guides will be there with you to point out the highlights.

We love being in the zoo at this time of day so can’t wait for you to join us for an early morning stroll. The experience begins at 8.30am.

The tour runs at 8.30am-10am on selected days. Please check availability on the link below.

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Welcome Talk: An Expert's Guide To The Zoo

Expert guide

FREE, 30 minutes
Meet in Bembe Coffee Shop before you head out in to the zoo and get all of the latest news and top tips for getting the best out of your visit.  This FREE 30 minute talk will be led by our tour guides and will include advice about avoiding queues, the best routes to spot your favourite animal and any exciting news about new arrivals or opportunities you shouldn’t miss. The welcome talk starts from 10am.

The welcome talk runs from 10-10.30am on selected days.

How to book
Please note that you will need a valid membership card or zoo tickets. Check availability and book your place now on the link below.

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Guided Tour: The Fabulous Favourites

Fabulous Favourites guided tour

£12.50 per person, 60 minutes
It’s no surprise that our team get asked about some species more than others so this tour is designed to shine a spotlight on our visitors’ favourite animals*. It’s a general zoo tour led by our knowledgeable tour guides with a particular focus on why our ‘fabulous favourite’ species are so special.

*We may have to change our ‘fabulous five’ animals from time to time but we’ll always feature five of the most ‘asked about’ species in our collection. Unfortunately we won’t necessarily be able to tailor the tour to feature your personal favourite but our tour guides are happy to answer any questions that you have.

The tour runs from 10.30-11.30am on selected days.

How to book
Please note that you will need a valid membership card or zoo tickets. Check availability and book your place now on the link below.

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Guided Tour: Family Adventure

Family

£10 child, £15 adult, 1.5 hours
Grab your binoculars and notepads and join our adventure experts for a fun, interactive tour.

This is the perfect treat for any family that wants to learn more about our animals or to inspire their kids to be the conservationists of the future.  You’ll get hands on with our animal artefacts and get competitive with our quirky quizzes.

A new zoo experience for the whole family! It's most suitable for families with children over the age of 5, but everyone is welcome.

The tour runs from 10.30-11.30am on selected days.

How to book
Please note that you will need a valid membership card or zoo tickets. Check availability and book your place now on the link below.

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Guided Tour: Gardens and Heritage

Garden tour

£12.50, 1 hour
We’re so proud of our award winning gardens and of our history as a pioneering zoo.  We want to share all of the stories of the Mottershead family, how the zoo has developed and to point out some of the most interesting and incredible plants that we care for.  A relaxing, informative and insightful view of the zoo for anyone interested in gardens and history. 

The tour runs from 1.30-2.30pm and 3pm-4pm on selected days.

How to book
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Guided Tour: The Mating Game

Giraffe - Chester Zoo

£12.50, 1 hour
As a conservation organisation the breeding of animals, particularly those that are endangered or threatened in the wild is a huge part of what we do.   The ways that we support our animals to mate more successfully and the incredible natural behaviours that animals display to attract one another are endlessly fascinating.  Viewers of The Secret Life of the Zoo have already seen many of our ‘match-making’ stories but here is your chance to find out more. Most suitable for open minded adults!

The tour runs from 10.30-11.30am, 11-12pm or 1.30pm-2.30pm on selected days.

How to book
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Guided Tour: Conservation in Action

Conservation in action - Chester Zoo

£12.50, 1 hour
Ever wanted to know what zoos really do to protect wildlife? This one hour tour will tell you more about the incredible work taking place here in the UK and all over the world thanks to the experts at Chester Zoo. You’ll find out about the scientific and social aspects of our conservation work and what difference it’s making in the wild.

The tour runs at various times on selected days.

How to book
Please note that you will need a valid membership card or zoo tickets. Check availability and book your place now on the link below.

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