OPENING TIMES

We’re open daily from 10am with FREE on-site parking. The Diamond Jubilee Quarter at the main entrance opens at 9.30am. Don’t forget to take a look at what’s changed so you can enjoy a safe day out at the zoo.

Opening time
Closing time
31 Jul – 11 Aug 10am 6pm
12 Aug – 13 Aug 10am 5pm
14 Aug – 1 Sep 10am 6pm
2 Sep – 4 Sep 10am 5pm
5 Sep – 30 Oct 10am 4:30pm
31 Oct – 10 Nov* 10am 4pm
11 Nov – 13 Nov 10am 3:30pm
14 Nov – 17 Nov 10am 4pm
18 Nov – 20 Nov 10am 3:30pm
21 Nov – 24 Nov 10am 4pm
25 Nov – 27 Nov 10am 3:30pm
28 Nov – 30 Nov 10am 4pm
1 Dec – 4 Dec 10am 3:30pm
5 Dec – 7 Dec 10am 4pm
8 Dec – 11 Dec 10am 3:30pm
12 Dec – 15 Dec 10am 4pm
16 Dec – 23 Dec 10am 3:30pm
24 Dec 10am 3pm
27 Dec – 31 Dec 10am 4pm

Please note, the zoo will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

*The zoo will be closed for 2 days on 8 and 9 November 2022.

Opening times may change depending on special events or if we are forced to close due to coronavirus restrictions.

Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.

You’re never too old to have FUN! We’ve got plenty of FANTABULOUS games and activities for you to take part in! Every day is a PLAY DAY at Chester Zoo.

PLAY! Now