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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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Orangutan Experience - Amazing

I booked an Orangutan experience for my boyfriends birthday & paid the extra so I could join in too. It was possibly the best thing I have ever done. The keeper was so lovely and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I booked an Orangutan experience for my boyfriends birthday & paid the extra so I could join in too. It was possibly the best thing I have ever done. The keeper was so lovely and very informative. Rajang the eldest of the 2 orangs is just a joy to be around! Tiga wasn't too interested in us so didn't spend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Amazing zoo.. Large and spacious habitats for the animals. Thoroughly enjoyed the orangutans, sea lions, meercats, lemurs, penguins, flamingos & African landscape. I suggest you to spend an entire day here.. You will just not get bored! Place is filled with ample cafés and ice creams. Very clear directions. Even if you are visiting alone - go for it! Good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Great information, walking and interesting animals which wouldn't be around if zoos were not. Keep up the good work colchester zoo, and the staff were all friendly and happy to help.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Always a great day out and especially nice in the summer. Lots to keep you occupied and is great for family's. We had to invest in a gold card as we are local and for the price it's brilliant 😊

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visit every year, this is by far the best UK zoo. There is always something different to see. The enclosures are clean and large and the animals healthy and happy. They constantly make imptovements to the zoo to keep animals happy.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Love this place. We often come to the Zoo as a family with our two children. Great day out with lots to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I visited Colchester zoo for our anniversary, and had a fun and unforgettable time there. It's often hard for zoo's to get the balance right: by providing an ethical habitat for the animals whilst pleasing it's visitors, which I felt they got right. The enclosures were laid out in a way that seemed to serve the animals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Colchester zoo has a good collection of animals outside of ZSL. Its a bit difficult to get to if you dont drive but there's a bus that stops nearby. I had fun feeding the giraffes and the elephants. They have a good conservation program that helps the welfare of the animals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Had a nice time at this zoo the animals are well kept & fed in their own enclosures & we enjoyed the train to visit the lemurs up close Well worth the money anyone who says its expensive just realise its for those animals

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Been here many times, but it gets better everytime! I would highly recommend. However, it is very expensive - over £80 for a family of four - so very much a treat!

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Address: Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
Phone Number: +44 1206 331292
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