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
18 Feb – 31 Mar
10am 4:30pm
1 Apr – 16 Apr
10am 5:30pm
17 Apr – 28 Apr
10am 5:00pm
29 Apr – 01 May
10am 5:30pm
02 May – 26 May
10am 5:00pm
27 May – 04 June
10am 6:00pm
05 June – 22 July
10am 5:00pm
23 July – 27 July 10am 6:00pm
28 July – 29 July 10am 5:00pm
30 July – 3 Sept
10am 6:00pm
4 Sept – 29 Oct 10am 4:30pm

The zoo will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Opening times may change depending on special events, please see our T&Cs for further details.

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.