125 acres of award-winning gardens to explore, and over 12,000 animals to discover.
The animals include more than 400 species of rare, exotic and endangered wildlife. World-class enclosures and houses, to provide the best possible animal welfare as well as a fantastic, up-close experience for you.
There are acres of award-winning gardens, where you’ll find all sorts of plants from around the world, reflecting our most exotic species’ natural habitats.
Islands at Chester Zoo:
It’s time to set out on your wildlife expedition. Make your final preparations before you leave on your adventure to explore our six South East Asian islands and become real life conservationists.
You’ll feel like a group of intrepid explorers learning real life conservation skills.
As you travel through Islands it’s important to record your findings. We need your help to protect these precious habitats and record what it is that’s pushing some of the wildlife, found in this part of the world, to the edge of extinction. Report any evidence to our conservationists and this will help them with their research and vital projects in the field.
Islands is now open, allowing you to explore Panay, Papua, Bali, Sumatra, Monsoon Forest, Sumba and Sulawesi on foot, as well as the option to explore Islands from a unique perspective on the Lazy River Boat Trip.
Fri 1 Jan – Fri 12 Fri 10am – 4pm
Sat 13 Feb – Thur 24 Mar 10am – 4.30pm
Fri 25 Mar – Mon 28 Mar 10am – 5.30pm
Tue 29 Mar – Fri 1 Apr 10am – 4.30pm
Sat 2 Apr – Sun 17 Apr 10am - 5.30pm
Mon 18 Apr – Fri 29 Apr 10am – 5pm
Sat 30 Apr – Mon 2 May 10am - 6pm
Tue 3 May – Fri 27 May 10am – 5pm
Sat 28 May – Sun 5 Jun 10am – 6pm
Mon 6 Jun – Thur 21 Jul 10am – 5pm
Fri 22 Jul – Sun 4 Sept 10am – 6pm
Mon 5 Sept – Sun 23 Sept 10am – 5pm
Mon 24 Sept – Mon 31 Oct 10am – 4.30pm
Tue 1 Nov – Fri 23 Dec 10am – 4pm
Adults Week Days £24
Adults Weekends & School Holidays £26
Children Week Days £20
Children Weekends & School Holidays £22
Adults Peak Season £28
Adults Low Season £20
Children Peak Season £24
Children Low Season £16