Explore Chester Zoo
There’s no time like the present to start planning your adventure. From safety information to ideas for fabulous FAMILY FUN. You’ll find everything you need right here…
Christmas and New Year
Looking for a FUN day out over the festive season? We’re open throughout Christmas and New Year. Take a look at our opening times for dates and times.
Rest assured, visitor safety is our top priority. Being an outdoor attraction with over 128 acres to explore, there is lots for you to see and do comfortable in the knowledge that you can enjoy a day out safely. We have a number of measures in place to ensure you have an enjoyable day.
If you’re visiting by car, our team is on hand to welcome you and guide you into a parking space. All our visitors will be greeted by our friendly staff, including our security experts who are onsite all day, every day throughout the year, to ensure all visitors have a safe and wonderful day!
We can all do our bit to make sure zoo trips are safe while coronavirus restrictions are in place.
Walkthrough aviaries: Due to a local report of avian influenza, some of our walkthrough aviaries are temporarily closed to ensure the safety of our animals. This includes some areas of Monsoon Forest*, the Latin American Wetland Aviary and Tropical Realm.
*Monsoon Forest has partially reopened, with access to Tripa Forest Research Station through the south end entrance door ONLY.
Many species in these areas can be seen from surrounding outdoor viewing areas. Sorry for any inconvenience.
DOWNLOAD OUR APP
Download your very own PDF zoo map or use our handy app which will be your personal guide for the day! The sustainable way to start your adventure!
Book an unforgettable experience day to get closer to our AMAZING animals and plants. Meet our experts!
TREE TOP CHALLENGE
Experience a wild adventure for little explorers with our Tree Top Challenge.
FOOD AND DRINK
There are plenty of places for you to grab some grub – you’ll be spoilt for choice!
With 35,000 animals and 128 acres of zoological gardens, there’s plenty to do at Chester Zoo. And there’s always something new! Your adventure starts right here – start exploring today.
PLANNING A SCHOOL TRIP?
We’re an AMAZING location for your next school trip! We have excellent curriculum-linked workshops and a whole host of free learning resources to help you get the most out of your day! We’ve got all the information you need.