CHESTER ZOO is the UK's no 1 charity Zoo. Packed with 7,000 rare, exotic and endangered animals in 110 acres of award-winning gardens, Chester Zoo is a fantastic and stimulating day out for all ages. With 11 miles of footpath and a vehicle-free site, you're free to roam and discover what's around the corner. Where else can you visit for a day that's value for money and your funds go directly to a conservation charity?
New at Chester Zoo : NEW PAINTED DOGS EXHIBIT OPENING EASTER 2011 AND WATCH OUT FOR THE DINOSAURS MAKING AN APPEARANCE THIS SUMMER!..
Cheetahs - The world's fastest land mammal, the cheetah, has returned to the collection. View them from the new Bats Bridge!
Philippine Crocodiles - This freshwater crocodile, found only in the Philippine islands, is one of the most threatened crocodile species in the world. Their new enclosure is in the Tropical Realm.
For spectacular colour and a whole new sensory experience, visit the Butterfly Journey, home to up to 30 different species of exotic and native species.
New arrivals - Come along and see our babies, including Kirana, the new baby orang-utan and Asani, the Eastern black rhino calf, the first to be born at Chester Zoo for 10 years!
For other forthcoming events and activities visit us at www.chesterzoo.org
The 110-acre Zoo is open all year from 10am daily (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day). Last entry and closing times vary with the seasons. Car parking is free. Restaurants, shops, monorail and summer time boat bus. Facilities for disabled visitors, including self-drive electric scooters and wheelchairs.
Chester Zoo have Low, Mid and High season admission prices (based on school holidays and bank holidays). Those listed above are our High season prices for 2010, please see chesterzoo.org for full details.
By car: From the M56, Junction 14 or M53 Junction 12, follow the brown tourist signs to Chester Zoo. The zoo is clearly signposted on the A41.
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Car parking is free.
Public transport is also available, please see our website for more details.
The 110-acre Zoo is open all year from 10am daily (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day).
Last entry and closing times vary with the seasons.
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