Chester Zoo is a great family day out with over 11,000 animals in over 110 acres of award winning zoological gardens. Islands at Chester Zoo is the biggest zoo project in UK history where the amazing tropical environments of six South East Asian Islands has been recreated for you to explore by foot and by boat. The zoo is open every day of the year except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Parking is free, but the zoo can also be accessed by train or bus. Cyclists also get 15% off their tickets.