Chester Zoo

With over 20,000 animals, in 125 acres of award-winning zoological gardens, Chester Zoo really is the place to be.

There are a whopping 20,000 animals at the zoo from 500 different species, with about half of these species being on the threatened list. There is a lot more than meets the eye in Chester Zoo, not only do they have thousands of wonderful animals but also they are helping thousands more around the world through conservations.

So why not listen to the roar of the Lions and Tigers, or marvel at the ever so intelligent elephants, or even watch on as the monkeys swing from tree to tree. You can also step inside the Fruit Bat Forest and explore the darkness with free-flying bats or you can relax and take in the beautiful sights inside the Butterfly House with free-flying butterflies and moths.

Chester Zoo really is a perfect day out for the entire family, there is something that suits every age.

Ticket Prices

Merseyrail All Zone Day Saver costs just £5.95 for adults and £2.95 for young people (5-18yrs) and can be used from 9.30am for unlimited travel on the Merseyrail network.

Merseyrail Family Ticket can be used for up to 2 adults and 3 children and costs just £13! The ticket is valid from 9.30am and can be used throughout the day for unlimited travel on the Merseyrail network and Northern, Wirral and City line trains within the Merseytravel boundaries.

Chester Zoo is open every day from 10am (excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day). Last admission times vary according to the season. For more travel information visit your nearest Merseyrail booking office and visit the Chester Zoo website here to plan your day at the zoo.

Please Note: Railcards or Group Travel Discounts are not applicable with this offer.

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Nearest station: Chester

From Chester station you can get a connecting bus that will take you to Chester Zoo. The X1 bus service leaves from stop S5 outside of Chester train station and takes you to Chester Zoo main entrance in approximately 15 minutes. The last bus transfer from the zoo to Chester station leaves at 8.10pm, Monday to Saturdays and 7.23pm on Sundays and bank holidays.

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