Chester Zoo is the UK’s number one zoo, with over 7000 animals and 400 different species, including some of the most exotic and endangered species on the planet.
With 1.4 million visitors every year, the zoo is an all-year round favourite attraction for the young and the young at heart.
To learn more about the zoo, click here to read a message from our Director General, Mark Pilgrim.
The 110-acre zoo opens at 10am every day except Christmas Day and Boxing
Day when the zoo is closed. Last entry and closing times vary with the
seasons. Today's opening times are in the bottom right corner of this
page or click here to see our 2011 Opening Times.