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Address: Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
Phone Number: +44 1206 331292
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Description: Colchester Zoo is constantly developing and has won many awards for its...
Colchester Zoo is constantly developing and has won many awards for its work. With over 270 species to see, set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, Colchester Zoo is well worth a visit. As you walk around the zoo there's plenty of play areas to try out including the brand new indoor soft play area Jungle Tumble with a section for under 3s and all new play equipment where the kids can release their wild side! New enclosures for 2014 include 'Bears of the Rising Sun', a state of the art enclosure which houses two beautiful sun bears , Jo Jo and Srey Ya and 'Australian Rainbows', a new tropical walkthrough which houses a large group of lorikeets offering visitors a chance to feed them a treat of nectar. You can also come face to face with Komodo Dragons, see white rhino, giraffes, ostrich and kudu roaming together at Kingdom of the Wild and walk underwater through the 24m tunnel at the Playa Patagonia sealion pool. Learn more about the animals and see them up close by watching one of the 50 daily displays. You even get the fantastic opportunity to feed the elephants and giraffes yourself and take a ride on the 'Lost Madagascar Express' road train! Don't forget to pop into the discovery centre and have a go at handling some unusual bugs or get your face painted and transform yourself into your favourite animal!
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This was our first visit to Colchester Zoo and we will return. I was a great day out and plenty to see and do and we still didn't get to see everything. Would recommend feeding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to Colchester Zoo and we will return. I was a great day out and plenty to see and do and we still didn't get to see everything. Would recommend feeding the elephants and giraffe's, not only is there loads of animals to see but there are lots of things that kids and adults to interact... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Decided to go here instead of London zoo and glad we did so much to see. Will go again go sure. The only grip I had was not enough food outlet choices but apart from that really enjoyed our trip. The enclosures are well kept and you can tell they really look after and care for animals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Colchester zoo has to be my favourite zoo! The beautiful different animals and friendliness of the zoo keepers is what keeps me coming back. The entrance price is reasonable as well as the restaurants around the zoo. There is plenty of different places you can eat and near all the animals. The only downside to the zoo is I personally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Have been many times but still find something new each time. Animals always look healthy and environment clean. Easy parking but has some steep inclines in places which can make pushing a wheelchair or pushchair a little hard work. Don't need to take out a mortgage to visit even with family and would highly recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This zoo has to be one of the best, with loads of animals, experience days and more! Grab a gold card - its well worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Brought my mum zoo keeper experience for the day and she loved it. All the staff (keepers) welcoming giving mum a full hands on experience. Feeding elephants, flying barn owls, feeding ant eaters and cleaning sun bears. Being school holiday zoo was packed but great value for families to enjoy wide range of animals. Plenty of hand on things for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Drove down from Norfolk and was surprised how near it was! Seemed well signposted on way and parking was well managed too. Easy pick up for e tickets. Very spread out and lots of greenery which was nice. The animals appeared well cared for and all the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. We ate at the sausage hut... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great place, plenty to do plenty of animals to interact with really is a great day out.... Haven't got anything bad to say about this place apart from the admission to get in bit pricey but in all fairness completely understand why and well worth every penny! Highly recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I visited the Zoo for the first time since my children were small, on this occasion my wife, my son and his girlfriend shared what was a really good day. The Zoo had changed somewhat, it was really well laid out and the animals seemed to be in more spacious enclosures, we were able to take some decent photographs without... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Very crowded but it was expected as it is summer holiday. We paid £33 online for 1 child and 1 adult. Once there, we got 15%off annual passes and only paid the difference. For another £46 we have unlimited visits for the whole year. Halloween party and Christmas included. Looking forward to our many many more visits. We really enjoyed... More 

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