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28 July 2021

If you’re planning a wild and ‘roarsome’ trip to visit the world-renowned Chester Zoo you may be looking for a hotel nearby.

Luckily, CopperHouse Property have a host of serviced apartments and houses located around Chester that are all a short car, bus or taxi drive away that are the perfect alternative to a hotel near Chester Zoo.

Cheshire’s most renowned visitor attraction is considered among the finest zoos in the entire world, with people coming from far and wide to see it’s diverse array of beautiful animals.

With so much to see and do at Chester Zoo, it can be an extremely busy and tiring day, especially for younger visitors, so having a place to stay nearby is the ideal way to help you and your family relax after all that excitement.

View the full list of CopperHouse properties in Chester, as well as their availability ahead of your trip to Chester Zoo.

What is Chester Zoo?

Chester Zoo is the UK’s most-visited zoo and a conservation and education charity committed to preventing extinction.

Over 1000 people work at Chester Zoo in a mixture of roles, some looking after animals, some managing conservation work and others focused on making sure the attraction’s 2 million yearly visitors have a memorable experience.

What Time Does the Zoo Open and Close?

Chester Zoo is open daily (closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day) from 10am with free on-site parking.

Opening times may vary depending if special events are taking place, or because of coronavirus restrictions.

Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.

Full details of Chester Zoo’s opening times.

Who Owns the Zoo?

Chester Zoo was founded by George Mottershead and his family in the 1930’s, but today is run by the North of England Zoological Society (NEZS).

Find out more about the zoo’s history and how it’s run.

How Many Animals Live at the Zoo?

Chester Zoo is home to over 35,000 animals, from aardvarks to zebras and everything in-between, spread across 128 acres of zoological gardens on the outskirts of Chester.

The zoo is also home to wide-varieties of plant life.

When Did Chester Zoo Open?

Chester Zoo was opened by the Mottershead family in the 1930s.

How Far is the Zoo from Chester?

If you’re travelling by car, Chester Zoo is 11 minutes from Chester city centre.

If you’re travelling by bus, it can take around 20 minutes depending which route from the city you take.

More information can be found here.

How Much Does it Cost to Visit Chester Zoo?

The cost of visiting Chester Zoo varies per person.

For children under the age of two, admission is free. The same goes for carers.

Discover full details of bookings and ticket availability here.

Where is the Zoo Located?

Chester Zoo is located on the outskirts of Chester city centre, just off the A41 and near the M56.

The zoo is well signposted on the routes in and out of Chester; simply follow the brown zoo road signs as you approach. Once on the A41, keep going until you see a roundabout with a wooden ark in the centre.

How Big is Chester Zoo?

Chester Zoo is set over 128 acres.

How Can I Contact Chester Zoo?

You can contact Chester Zoo via the following methods:

Telephone: 01244 380280

Staying with Copperhouse for Your Chester Zoo Visit

Again if you’re looking for an alternative to a hotel near Chester Zoo for your visit to this amazing attraction, you can see the full availability of our Chester properties here.

Alternatively call us now on 0333 016 4044 or email us.

Category: Chester

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