To the east of the city and set on award-winning 110 acre gardens, Chester zoo was named as among the top 15 in the world by Forbes magazine in recent years. It is home to upwards of 20,000 animals and 500 different animal species. Along with the many walking trails, significant stretches of the zoo are served by a monorail train offering up unique views along with audio commentary. Other features include a large aquarium and both playgrounds and workshops for children.
Well served by public transport the zoo also offers free parking to those who are travelling independently.