Hotels near Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo

Get Up Close With Your Favourite Creatures at Chester Zoo

Spread over more than 400 acres, Chester Zoo is one of the biggest zoos in the UK, with a massive variety of animals in different habitats. The zoo is an important contributor to conservation, and there are plenty of hands-on educational activities for kids and adults to get involved with when you stay at hotels near Chester Zoo.

Hotels and Places to Stay Near Chester Zoo

Cottage Chester Zoo
£76 per night
Cottage ∙ 5 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Chester Zoo, Cheshire West and Chester, United Kingdom
Sykes Cottages
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Private room Chester Zoo
£20 per night
Private room ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
5.0/5.0 "Excellent"
(2 ratings)
Chester Zoo, Cheshire West and Chester, United Kingdom
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Apartment Chester Zoo
£122 per night
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Chester Zoo, Cheshire West and Chester, United Kingdom
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Useful information for your visit to Chester Zoo

The zoo is open all year round, closed only on Christmas and Boxing Day. Free on-site parking makes it easy to take the family car. Here are some of the zoo's most exciting areas:

  • Asian Forest

    This is a specially designed breeding zone for Asian elephants. You can admire how intelligently the elephants interact with each other, keeping their calves close by.

  • Aquarium

    A pageant of colours awaits at this fantastic marine life display, with seahorses, clown fish, anemones, and many other beautiful creatures. There's also a special exhibit which shows how the zoo grows its own coral, looking at the issue of endangered reefs.

  • Parrot Breeding Centre

    See where these gorgeous and often hilarious birds live in the zoo, with the Ecuador Amazon parrot and Philippine cockatoo calling it home.

  • Madagascar Play

    A wonderfully designed play area that's been built to resemble the wilds of Madagascar. There's a tall grassy area, climbing nets, tree-top walkways, and more for the kids to have fun.

Best things to do near Chester Zoo

There's plenty more to see when you stay nearby, with Chester being a great family-friendly destination to spend your holiday.

  • Grosvenor Museum

    Chester is well known for its production of silver, which is displayed in the museum alongside exhibits on natural history and much more. It's an ideal spot to learn about the local culture of charming Chester.

  • Chester Cathedral

    The site has been used as a place of worship since at least as early as Roman times, and is a magnificent example of a Church of England cathedral. It features Romanesque and Gothic architectural features and is one of the most visited places in the city.

  • Chester Roman Amphitheatre

    See truly ancient history at these strikingly well-preserved ruins. It was originally used to stage animal fights, wrestling matches and gladiator battles, creating a bloody entertainment centre during the time of the Roman Empire.

  • Wales Coast Path

    Outdoor lovers will adore this long trail leading along to the coast of Wales, which is very close to Chester. It's ideal for all walkers, regardless of activity level, as you can take a quick jaunt or go on a serious hike along the seafront. Wildlife lovers looking for more after the zoo will be in for a treat, with puffins, ospreys, and other creatures to spot.

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