Out and About

Chester Zoo


We are the most visited zoo in the UK AND a conservation and education charity committed to PREVENTING EXTINCTION.

There are over 1000 people hard at work here keeping this wonderful complicated place going.  Caring for our animals, running conservation projects and giving our guests an inspirational day out!

We love wildlife. We care about nature. And we want to be the BEST ZOO in the WORLD!

We’re all passionate about what we do; whether it’s creating a brilliant day out for you or working with endangered wildlife around the world and we couldn’t do it without you.

Opening time
Closing time
19 – 30 April  10am 5pm
1 – 3 May
10am 6pm
4 – 28 May  10am 5pm
29 May – 6 June 10am 6pm
7 June – 23 July  10am 5pm
24 July –  29th Aug 10am 6pm
30 Aug – 26th Sep  10am 5pm
27 Sept – 31st Oct  10am 4.30pm
1 Nov –  2 Jan  10am 4pm
24 Dec  10am 3pm

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

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.

Phone: 01244 380280

to pre book your tickets for Chester Zoo click here